The Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River is managed as a unit of the national park system by Big Bend National Park. To learn more about how these two parks are operated, please visit the Big Bend National Park management pages.
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M.T. Chandler of the 1852 Boundary Survey expedition referred to the river canyons and terrain adjacent to the present Rio Grande Wild & Scenic in the following manner, “The survey... embrac[ed] a section of country which for ruggedness and wildness of scenery is perhaps unparalleled.” More...