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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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Nice and peaceful lake

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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151 reviews 151 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The visitor center is a great place to stop and get a short introduction to the area. The ranger very helpfully started a video about Native American rock art for us in the small theater area. We enjoyed browsing the book selection. They had an extensive array of field guides for plants, birds, and animals. A large panel photograph of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Not much to say about Lake Amistad aside from the fact that it is a fun, outdoor location in Del Rio, Texas to beat the summer heat. The marina offers some deals to rent a boat...providing a much needed distraction from the oven-like weather of western Texas in the summer. Definitely spend the afternoon zooming around the lake tubing or... More 

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Coldspring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

OK! Let's get this straight. This is a "National Recreation Area"! It is NOT (nor is it intended to be) a "National Park". The recreation area stretches MILES beyond what most people see. The Lake, when it is full, has nearly 900 miles of shoreline. Most of that is on the U.S. Side. Beyond the lake, the recreation area extends... More 

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Evanston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We wanted to see the dam and it appearted that the only way that we would be able to see it was to cross over into Mexico. The visitor's center was not very helpful or encouraging.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were leaving Del Rio, heading north to San Angelo, and thought we'd stop by the reservoir. The visitor center was small but good, and the staff were super friendly and helpful. We drove over to the Diablo East pull off, and the cliffs there are absolutely gorgeous! Definitely worth a quick stop.

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