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. The Port of Entry is open Friday through Monday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (May 1 - November 1) and Wednesdays through Sundays, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (November 2 - April 30). Learn more about visiting a border area.
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.
DocumentationThe 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: U.S. Passport or Passport Card to cross at this Class B Port of Entry. U.S. and Canadian citizen children age of 16 and under need only present a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship. The birth certificate can be original, photocopy, or certified copy. To cross at the Port of Entry, travelers will interact with a customs officer through a virtual kiosk and document scanner.
For complete information on other travel documents accepted at the Boquillas Port of Entry, please contact Customs and Border Protection at Presidio, TX (432-229-3349).
Last updated: May 26, 2020