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?
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...