Devil’s River Packing List
Please be aware, you will likely drive through a Border Patrol checkpoint with Agents and Canines. Getting busted on the way to the Devil’s River will not be excuseable – YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ENTIRE FEE. Don’t ruin your trip by being careless, stupid, or both. This has happened before – WE WILL NOT PITY YOU FOR BREAKING THE LAW.
THINGS TO BRING ON YOUR DEVIL’S RIVER TRIP
- tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, hammock if you have one, we have a few loaners
- personal water bottle (that you can refill from our coolers)
- bug repellent and sunscreen and chapstick/lip balm
- snorkel, mask and fins
- rashguard and/or wetsuit, depending on time of year/temps
- light fabric long sleeve shirt and pants (fishing or hiking type work well)
- hat with brim for sun protection
- sunglasses with lanyard
- camera or phone with Ziploc bag, we have some dry boxes and bags for same but having your own small waterproof container is best
- book or other reading material
NO GLASS BOTTLES – beverages in cans ok, liquor or wine must be in either plastic or box! Don’t make the mistake of bringing too much excess weight in cans, be smart with your alcohol. Also be aware that the State Park does not allow display of beverages, this means coozies or cups, and all empties must also remain out of sight – this is a ticketable offense!!
We will provide dry bags for your gear, each individual should bring no more than what can fit into an overnite backpack, ie: 40-50 lbs. max
You will be hauling and portaging your own gear daily, so don’t bring more than you can carry.
Strap on sandals such as Teva, Keen, Chaco, etc.
OR closed toe sandals (in cold weather wool socks with sandals work well)
OR old sneakers that can get wet and muddy
OR scuba diving boots with good soles
The river bottom is very abrasive and can eat up cheap footwear, which will eat up your feet!
Please feel free to contact us if you are not sure.
WE WILL BRING A CAMP TOILET/S, AS REQUIRED BY PARK.