Backcountry Use Permits
Fishing PermitsA State fishing license is not required in Big Bend National Park, but a free NPS fishing permit (obtained from a visitor center) is required.A state license is required on the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River outside the Park.
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A five to ten day float trip, the journey through the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande offers a true wilderness experience. This portion of the river is administered by the National Park Service as the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River More...