Port of Entry Hours and Passport Requirements
Visiting Mexico through the park's Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry is an option for visitors possessing a valid passport.
How do I get there?
Park at the Boquillas Crossing parking lot near Boquillas Canyon. After passing through the port of entry visitors are ferried across the Rio Grande on a small rowboat for a modest fee ($5 round-trip). Walking across the river is permitted only at the Boquillas Crossing, but is not recommended if the river level is high.
What is in Town?
Boquillas features two restaurants with food that is simple, fresh, and good. A bar features pool and other games. Residents often display wire sculpturles, embroidered textiles, walking sticks, and other handicarfts for sale. U.S. currency is accepted in Boquillas. Visitors are advised to bring a supply of smaller bills.
The Boquillas Port of Entry is operated cooperatively by the National Park Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The facility is staffed by National Park Rangers who can assist travelers with information about visiting the area. Proper documentation is required to cross. U.S. and Canadian citizens can present a valid Passport or Passport Card to cross at this Class B Port of Entry. Travelers from other countries may need additional documentation in addition to their valid passport. To cross at the Port of Entry, travelers will interact with a customs officer through a virtual kiosk and document scanner.
Last updated: September 8, 2023