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Amistad National Recreation Area

Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX
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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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Richmond, Va.
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was surprised how big this lake is. The drive to Box Canyon was quick and gave a good impression of the vastness of the lake, and also, how low the water level is.

Del Rio, Texas
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful lake with great bass fishing. The lake has been low lately but it has been coming up. We love kayaking off the Air Force boat ramp.

Worcester, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We spent a little bit of each day swimming at the lake, as well as couple of days exploring some of the trails. Definitely a great place to spend some time.

Walden, Tenn
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
68 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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

Delmar, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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

Del Rio, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
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

Del Rio, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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?

Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
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!

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

Los Angeles, California
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774 reviews 774 reviews
375 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 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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