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Amistad National Recreation Area

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Address: Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX
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+1 830-775-7491
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Clean beautiful lake on the US/Mexico border.

Lake Amistad may not be the most beautiful and scenic lake in the US, but I do feel it is one of the nicest and most beautiful in Texas. Its waters are cool and clean, it's great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 14, 2017
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first impression as I approached the Visitor Center was not very positive. This building looks more like a maintenance warehouse from the outside. Hopefully under Ryan Zinke's leadership, we can build a nice new Visitor Center building here. The Park Ranger at the Visitor Center Information Desk was very professional and very helpful. Unfortunately, she wasn't very knowledgeable about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Lake Amistad may not be the most beautiful and scenic lake in the US, but I do feel it is one of the nicest and most beautiful in Texas. Its waters are cool and clean, it's great for activities like boating, fishing or kayaking and it has many outdoor picnic facilities; it is certainly a nice place to spend a... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

We took a short drive from Del Rio to see some beautiful views of the lake. There are many different kinds of pants and rock to see. The lake is huge and beautiful. It really is a must see site if you're in Del Rio. It is also known for great fishing.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Although the lake is beautiful, this national area does not offer any type of camping other than primitive. No rv hookups, no cabins. A missed opportunity absolutely.

Thank lazy t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

this lake is pretty big, i love going there every chance i have, it's peaceful, great fishing, everybody is friendly, i suggest renting a vacation home like we did and spend the whole time by the lake. In the mornings birds are singing air smells great...no polution:-)

Thank Rosie S
Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Amistad is so relaxing and serene, you feel like you're in a dream. Every time we visit, you feelike like you just came home.

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Honey Grove, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

If a person has the time to stop, or even stay awhile, the time might be well spent. It is a pretty place in an otherwise dull and lifeless region.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We were passing through the area and thought we would stop and see what they had. It was a very windy day so we could not stay long as the sand and dust were blowing very strongly. However, we did see some very nice places for picnics, laying on the sand or hiking the trails. We hope to come back... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

We decided to camp here by the lake at one of the primitive campsites. We found the area to be clean and well-maintained. The water was clear, clean and cool. It cooled us all the way down from the heat and the grueling sun! All neighboring campers kept to themselves and were quiet. We found lots of wildlife and nearly... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had a VERY hard time finding the Visitor Center--great mileage signs until you get there and then no sign on the highway. However, it was worth the search. The video provided a good history of the dam and the friendship between Mexicans and Americans. The staff provided good camping and hiking suggestions. We camped at Spur 406 which was... More 

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