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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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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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A beautiful part of Texas

Amistad National Recreation Area is a beautiful place. From the highway, you can only begin to see how big Amistad is. The dam is huge, but it is hard to see from the highway... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Del Rio, Texas
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Del Rio, Texas
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163 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amistad National Recreation Area is a beautiful place. From the highway, you can only begin to see how big Amistad is. The dam is huge, but it is hard to see from the highway. The best way to begin to see Amistad is with a guide, There are many professional guides in our area - easy to find on an... More 

2 Thank djfluth
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Our family chose to spend some time at Lake Amistad Recreation Area as part of our vacation, but we were disappointed. Many of the Lake's picnic areas were difficult to get to on dirt roads, and were not well kept. Since we did not have our passports, we were unable to access the dam, and it was hard to see... More 

Thank Jenifer W
San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Beautiful with great fishing. Lake is low right now. Went bass fishing with a guide. Nice guy but kinda of a baby. Won't mention his name

Thank 823Raerae
Nacogdoches, Texas
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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.

1 Thank LouAnn D
Monahans, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

1 Thank Joyce W
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

Thank Alfonso V
Brussels, Belgium
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113 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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!!

2 Thank Mark S
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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503 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 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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211 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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.

Thank Werner W
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Maddie W

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