What To Bring on a River Trip

drybags will be provided for your items

See the Devils River List for special notes on that adventure. 

Large-brim hat


Long sleeve shirt


Bug repellent in warmer months

One water bottle per person – can be refilled from our cooler

Quick dry fabric clothing such as hiking/fishing apparel – heavy cotton & denim not advised. Sun protection clothing can be helpful.

Strap-on sandals work best such as Teva, Keen, Chaco, Columbia,etc.; wool socks or neoprene booties worn with sandals are good in colder months, or old tennis shoes. Your feet will get wet and muddy regardless


CAMERAS/SMARTPHONES are OK, keeping them in a Ziploc is good, we also have some small dryboxes for same. If you have large cameras/SLR’s we have a few large dryboxes for these, please speak with us regarding them in advance

One life jacket per person provided, please notify us for any XXL sizes

Alcohol may be brought, NO GLASS BOTTLES, note that Park policies are no open
display, must be in a koozie or dispensed into a cup – We highly recommend
imbibing with moderation, save it for the end of the day, you will need your
energy and wits with you to safely navigate your craft. You may contact the Park service for specific rules regarding alcohol.

Same as day trips, plus:

Sleeping bags, pads and tents – if you do not have these we can rent you them for a modest fee

Headlamp and extra batteries

Spare dry footwear for camp if desired

Extra layers of clothing and sleepwear for camp during fall to spring – desert nights can get chilly

Try to bring no more than what can fit in an overnight backpack

Feel free to speak with us if you have any questions.