Visitor & Paddler Information

Be a devils advocate

As you've heard by now, the Devils river is one of the last wild and pristine in Texas. The Devils has long been protected by its rugged, remote location and the staunch character of its stewards. When you enter these pristine waters you take on the responsibility to steward and protect this Texas treasure for future generations.

Be prepared for your visit

  • Be prepared for the remoteness of the region. You will not have cell phone service.

  • Have a backup plan. Before you head out, give a run-down, including your contact information, to a trusted person. If anything were to happen, this person would be able to provide valuable assistance from afar.

  • LEAVE NO TRACE. Humans have an impact in every environment that we tread. Try and make your footprint on the Devils as small as possible. The Devils is an environmentally sensitive area that deserves your respect. Trash, human waste, and habitat disruption are all detrimental to the pristine nature of the region. Help ensure other Texans can have a pristine wilderness experience for years to come.

  • All equipment should be compact, light weight, and durable. We recommend packing the following items, at a minimum:

    • Waste Alleviation Gelling Bag(s)- required

    • Personal Flotation Device - required

    • Satellite phone - strongly encouraged

    • Durable watercraft

    • Boat patch kit

    • Spare Paddle

    • Sealable containers for food and waste products - bear cans, latching coolers, and ammo cans work best

      • Glass and styrofoam are not allowed

    • Tie line and cargo rigging to secure your gear to your boat

    • FirstAid kit

Get A Devils River Paddler Manual

Download a Devils River Paddler Manual  Here  OR purchase the multi-use cloth version in our  Devils Advocate Store .

Download a Devils River Paddler Manual Here OR purchase the multi-use cloth version in our Devils Advocate Store.