Fees & Passes

Lower Canyons Campsite
Lower Canyons Campsite

NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park

The Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River does not have an entry fee, however, if you float the portions of the Wild & Scenic River inside Big Bend National Park, you will be charged for entry into the National Park. A backcountry use permit is required for all river use. Day-use river permits are free, while overnight or multi-day river trips have a permit fee of $12.

For additional information about entrance fees or park passes, please visit Big Bend National Park's Fees & Passes.

Last updated: July 24, 2018

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


(432) 477-2251

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