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.
Did You Know?
Forty-seven species of fish were found in the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River historically; today, six of these species, including the Rio Grande silvery minnow, are no longer found in the river due to a variety of factors. More...