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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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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Fabulous Recreation Area on the Border

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Del Rio, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Amistad National Recreation Area has outstanding tours available. The Park Rangers and /or volunteers go above and beyond to inform you of all the natural wonders this area has to offer. Children and adults will be amazed with the history, artifacts, and tours that are available.

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Brussels, Belgium
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Amistad National Recreation Area

Address: Address: Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX
Phone Number: 830-775-7491
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Del Rio
Open Hours:
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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