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The Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River is administered by Big Bend National Park. Read the park visitor guide, The Paisano, for basic planning information to the area.

Take a look at our news releases to see what's happening in Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River.

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The American eel

The construction of the Amistad dam down river has resulted in the loss of the atlantic sturgeon and the American eel in the waters of the Rio Grande in the Big Bend. These are two of six species which are no longer found in the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River due to a variety of factors. More...