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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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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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Dallas to Scottsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This lake is by far one of the best in Texas. With ultra clear water and great weather year-round, it is definitely worth the stop. We were water skiing this past January if that is any indication.

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Brazoria, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Great facilities. Any type of camping you want. Boat ramps all in good shape. Well marked and easily to get to and around.

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Terlingua, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Water, water and water. And everybody, but us, were fishing, so the fishing must be great. Its just the sort of place you want to camp out with kids and a BBQ. Its so primitive and 1950s. I love it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Spent last week 3/14/2013 there , caught one keeper Bass all week!! Lake is REAL LOW!! It's spawning season for Bass and they have no structure to spawn in cause the lake is so LOW!!!! Beautiful area, beautiful lake, won't be back for Bass fishing!!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I love seeing the water and the beautiful views; however the drop in water level leaves alot less to see and do. If your boat fishing, its still great and the fish are bititng like crazy. A great place to visit in West Texas.

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