The Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River features beautiful canyons, scenic landscapes, and wetland corridors that draw nature lovers for unforgettable adventures. This 15 sq. mile natural beauty located in Texas, just by Big Bend National Park, is a place to view the powerful and erosive action of water on rocks through time. The rocks that were deposited in the area millions of years ago have been shaped into beautiful landscapes by the Rio Grande.
By far the most popular activity at the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River is floating. Visitors and campers can choose any of Boquillas Canyon, Mariscal Canyon, or the Lower Canyon for a ride through the rapids and enjoy exciting adventures. The park also features wildlife that survive on the river habitats as well as 40 native fish species and 14 invasive fish species.
There are several camping options available when you visit Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River. The campgrounds are situated in the adjoining Big Bend National Park and feature group camps, tent camps and RV camps. Amenities available include running water, picnic tables, fire grills, pit and flush toilets.
The Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River was designated a world heritage site in 1968.