History & Culture

Candelilla Wax Operation
Remnants of a candelilla wax operation in the lower canyons

NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park

 
Prehistoric and historic sites are abundant along the river corridor, mostly on private property in the United States or Mexico. Preserving these sites is important in understanding human use and development along the river.

For additional information about the history and culture of the area, visit Big Bend National Park's History & Culture section.


Administrative History of the Park
Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River Administrative History (1988) [725kb PDF file]

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
c/o Big Bend National Park
PO Box 129

Big Bend National Park, TX 79834

Phone:

(432) 477-2251

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