Big Bend area accommodations will fill up for school spring break. Same is true for National Park Campgrounds. Same is true for activity providers such as river outfitters and horse stables. It is highly recommended to make reservations as early as possible, but for everything but Chisos Mountains Lodge inside the National Park you are probably OK if you wait until after the 1st of January. National Park campgrounds take reservations for half their spaces, the rest being first come, first served. Check out lodging and camping.