Fees & Reservations
There is no separate entrance fee charged for the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River; however, if you are planning to 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 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.
Additional information can be found at Big Bend National Park's Fees & Reservations page.
Did You Know?
Including Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River, the National Park Service administers 245 miles of border—13% of the entire United States-Mexico border. More...