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Frio en el Rio - Polar Plunge

11:45a to 1:30p
Sat, December 31, 2022
Layla Spurlock
(432) 424-3327, x2

Dive into the New Year with a dip in the cool waters of the Rio Grande!

What better way to end 2022 and kick off 100 years of Texas State Parks than with a dip in the cool, refreshing waters of the Rio Grande!

This event is free and all park admissions will be waived for participants. We are Freezin' for a Reason! In lieu of park entrance fees,  please donate a minimum $5 to Big Bend Citizens Alliance which will have a booth set up at the event. 

The Big Bend Citizens Alliance is a community organization dedicated to addressing issues affecting the health, welfare, and quality of life in the Big Bend area. 

What to expect: Food, Cozy fires, freezing water, and a good time! Prizes awarded for the best family-friendly costume! 

11:45 AM: Late Registration & Check In

12:00 PM: Opening Remarks & River Health Presentation

12:30 PM: Plunge Time!

Registration Required contact Ranger Layla via email at or (432) 424-3327, x2. 

Meet at La Cuesta campground boat ramp. Located 15 miles from Barton Warnock Visitor Center. 

Dress in layers and gear you are willing to get wet.

Optional: Family-friendly costume or ugly Holiday sweater. 

Fees: All day-use fees will be waived for event participants. Instead, we ask that you make a donation to Big Bend Citizens Alliance (BBCA).