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Amistad National Recreation Area

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Address: Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX
Phone Number: 830-775-7491
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Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating
Description: A lake bordered by Texas on one side and Mexico on the other with 1,000...
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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We found lots of quiet beaches and cliffs. The boat traffic is also minimal. If you are looking for a quiet restful area to camp, boat or fish this is a wonderful place to go

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Monahans, Texas
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a fishing destination that's gotten a bad rap lately because the water's gotten so low. It's still pretty here, rather isolated, and in need of loving and a stiff drink.

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Monahans, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We found lots of quiet beaches and cliffs. The boat traffic is also minimal. If you are looking for a quiet restful area to camp, boat or fish this is a wonderful place to go

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Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lots of places to launch your boat, camping facilities are very clean with bathrooms all around the place, water very clean and perfect for swimming and any other water sport, lots of hiking trails for all levels of enthusiasts. this place is to be explored in more3 than 2 to 3 days, bring not only your camera but your hiking... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Amistad has recovered from years of drought; the water level is back up 20+ feet; boating and fishing are rebounding quickly--the bass tournaments will present real challenge this season as the fish are in totally different places than they were last year :) Easy access, good support, plenty of space here---Enjoy!!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I'm not really into boating or water skiing, but I did get a chance to drive around parts of the lake. The lake is big, and looks like a lot of fun for those into watersports. I did stop by the visitor's center for a map. They also have a few displays and a small gift shop. Worth stopping at... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stayed in Del Rio and visited this place as well. A very peacful place. We have seen a lot of birds.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had an incredible time spending last weekend at Lake Amistad. We got in on a Friday evening and camped at Governor's landing. The campground was probably about half full, and most of the best spots were taken. We managed to get a great spot with lots of privacy, but a lot of the remaining spaces barely even had a place... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have been many times over the years and this has been the best fishing of my life. Love the lake. My guide has been awesome over and over he knows the lake very well and we never fail to catch fish.

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Monterey, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Could not find campground at governor's landing. neither could another set of campers. San Pedro campground was grim and uninviting. Water looked beautiful but..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Don't forget to stop at the visitors center before going into the lake are. It's nice to learn about the area first. The limestone and water is beautiful not to mention the sunset! There is a park under the bridge for picnicking. Hiking is great. Wear hiking boots and bring water.

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