• Santa Elena Canyon

    Rio Grande

    Wild & Scenic River Texas

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Rio Grande
The Rio Grande
NPSPhoto/Blake Trester
The park is open 24 hours daily all year.

For additional information, please visit Big Bend National Park's Operating Hours & Seasons.

Did You Know?

Ladybird and party rafting the Rio Grande, 1966

In advance of Lady Bird Johnson's visit to Big Bend in 1966, the International Boundary and Water Commission released water from the Elephant Butte dam in New Mexico to ensure that the flow of the Rio Grande was sufficent to allow the first lady to complete a raft trip through Mariscal Canyon. More...