• Santa Elena Canyon

    Rio Grande

    Wild & Scenic River Texas

Fees & Reservations

Lower Canyons Campsite
Lower Canyons Campsite
NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park
The Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River does not have an entry fee, however, if you float the portions of the Wild & Scenic River inside Big Bend National Park, you will be charged for entry into the National Park.

A backcountry use permit is required for all river use. Day-use river permits are free, while overnight or multi-day river trips have a permit fee of $10.

For additional information, please visit Big Bend National Park's Fees & Reservations.

Did You Know?

The Rio Conchos

Approximately 80% of the water that flows through the Wild & Scenic portion of the Rio Grande comes from the Rio Conchos in northern Mexico. More...