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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, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Herndon, Virginia
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30 helpful votes 30 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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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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80 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Del Rio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Camping areas are rustic, but nice and the hunting cant be beat for the $20 price tag. The only problem is the limitations on shotgun use...have you ever tried to bow hunt for turkey?

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Nomad
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The view from Hwy 90 isn't much, but get off the beaten path and explore the nooks and crannies of the reservoir - it is a gorgeous place, definitely worth a picnic (PLEASE clean up after yourself) and an afternoon when the weather is nice!

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