sidebar menu icon


BEE MOUNTAIN (Brewster County). Bee Mountain is four miles northeast of Castolon in Big Bend National Park, southern Brewster County (at 29°11' N, 103°29' W). It rises to an elevation of 3,310 feet above sea level. The vegetation in the area is characteristic of Chihuahuan Desert scrub, which includes various semisucculents such as lechuguilla, sotol, and yucca, and arid-habitat shrubs such as creosote bush and ocotillo. Numerous bee hives could once be found in the rocky crevices and pockets on the mountain's sides.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, "Bee Mountain (Brewster County)," accessed December 12, 2017,

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.