Things To Know Before You Come
Congress designated this segment of the Rio Grande in Texas as the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River in 1978 because of its "outstandingly remarkable" scenic, geologic, fish and wildlife, and recreational values. The Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River is administered as a unit of the national park system by Big Bend National Park.
Commercial services are available in Big Bend National Park including, the Chisos Mountains Lodge, and camper stores located at Rio Grande Village, Castolon, Panther Junction and the Chisos Basin. more...
Water Quality & River Users
Did You Know?
Robert Hill, working for the U.S. Geological Survey, led the first expedition to successfully float the canyons of the Rio Grande in the area of Big Bend National Park. His trip, from Presidio to Langtry took over a month in the fall of 1899. More...