• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

Fishing

Fishing
Everybody loves to fish!
NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou
 
Sometimes visiting a National Park can seem as though time is not on your side and the pace of "have to see everything" takes over. Perhaps fishing, which might seem unusual in a desert park, could be just what the "ranger" ordered. This activity is less harried, relaxing, and most of all, edible. Fishing the Rio Grande is something that is fun for visitors of all ages. And best of all it's free, and requires no Texas fishing license. All that is required is a fishing permit which may be obtained at any open visitor center. So if a lazy day by the Rio is something you might enjoy, ask a ranger about fishing opportunities here in the park.

 

Fishing Regulations

Be sure and obtain a free fishing permit at one of the park visitor centers during normal business hours, and abide by all fishing regulations.

Did You Know?

Woody Guthrie

American folk singer Woody Guthrie spent a short time in the Big Bend region in 1921 and briefly searched for the legendary "lost mine" in the Chisos Mountains. More...