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Amistad National Recreation Area

Address: Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX
Phone Number: 830-775-7491
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Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Del Rio
Type: National Parks, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating
Owner description: A lake bordered by Texas on one side and Mexico on the other with 1,000 miles of shoreline - an...
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Type: National Parks, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating
Hours:
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner 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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Coldspring, Texas
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192 reviews 192 reviews
50 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
44 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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62 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the clearest lakes I have ever seen. Also there are alot of cool scuptures. Good for fish too.

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Richmond, Va.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was surprised how big this lake is. The drive to Box Canyon was quick and gave a good impression of the vastness of the lake, and also, how low the water level is.

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Del Rio, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful lake with great bass fishing. The lake has been low lately but it has been coming up. We love kayaking off the Air Force boat ramp.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We spent a little bit of each day swimming at the lake, as well as couple of days exploring some of the trails. Definitely a great place to spend some time.

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Walden, Tenn
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229 reviews 229 reviews
82 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a park that was created as a result of building a dam. Nothing nationally significant about anything here so probably should not be a national park. That said, if you are into water sports, this would be a great place. But without a boat and in the summer the hiking was not worth the sweat, the facilities are... More 

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Delmar, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The lake looked beautiful and it is huge! The problem is, it has been lowered by about 20 feet from use for irrigation and also the Texas drought. What used to be a great fishing lake is more of a disappointment, at least when my husband and I were there. The locals say the same thing though. There are areas... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were invited by the Elks Lodge as guests to Del Rio for family fishing trip and day(s) on the water. Excellent time hosting parties involved did a lot of work and logisitcal planning to host/sponsor this. Top class organization. The scenary out here is amazing

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