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Amistad National Recreation Area

Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX
830-775-7491
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Del Rio
Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating
Description: A lake bordered by Texas on one side and Mexico on the other with 1,000 miles of shoreline - an excellent venue for fishing and boating.
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Walden, Tenn
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183 reviews 183 reviews
68 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a park that was created as a result of building a dam. Nothing nationally significant about anything here so probably should not be a national park. That said, if you are into water sports, this would be a great place. But without a boat and in the summer the hiking was not worth the sweat, the facilities are... More

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Delmar, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The lake looked beautiful and it is huge! The problem is, it has been lowered by about 20 feet from use for irrigation and also the Texas drought. What used to be a great fishing lake is more of a disappointment, at least when my husband and I were there. The locals say the same thing though. There are areas... More

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Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were invited by the Elks Lodge as guests to Del Rio for family fishing trip and day(s) on the water. Excellent time hosting parties involved did a lot of work and logisitcal planning to host/sponsor this. Top class organization. The scenary out here is amazing

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Del Rio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Camping areas are rustic, but nice and the hunting cant be beat for the $20 price tag. The only problem is the limitations on shotgun use...have you ever tried to bow hunt for turkey?

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Nomad
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10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The view from Hwy 90 isn't much, but get off the beaten path and explore the nooks and crannies of the reservoir - it is a gorgeous place, definitely worth a picnic (PLEASE clean up after yourself) and an afternoon when the weather is nice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lake Amistad is famous for fishing but we have enjoyed it immensely for water sports. The lake is so large that even when the boat ramps are full you are able to find some smooth water for water skiing and wake boarding. Take the time to check out Rough Canyon and the Pecos River. There are many rock paintings and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Spent an afternoon here and camped by the lake. Very peaceful. Some hiking to do but it's mostly the lake and related activities. Free junior ranger program for kids (badge and patch). Ranger Leticia was very helpful at the visitor center. Movie was interesting.

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Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Amistad is a truly beautiful, deep, clear water lake, teeming with bass and recreational options. The lake is never crowded, due to being in a semi-remote area of Texas. The lake is fed by three rivers, the Pecos, the Rio Grande, and the Devil's. If you are adventurous and experienced, check out the opportunities to canoe or kayak the Devil's... More

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Jefferson, or
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Be sure to visit the visitor center as it has some good exhibits and a couple of informative videos. Be aware the center is closed on Sunday & Monday.

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Del Rio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The lake is very low now, but there is still fishing and boating available. Rentals are sketchy so having your own boat is ideal. There are limited lake access points as water levels have dropped dramatically. There are rentals but these are pricey and for the money I'd go to a better resort area until it rains and lake levels... More

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