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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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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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Best Freshwater Bass Fishing in the world !

Fantastic boat ramps, gorgeous weather and HUGE largemouth Bass make Lake Amistad a MUST visit for the bass fishing angler. This community (Del Rio) is friendly and safe, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Maine
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Maine
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107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic boat ramps, gorgeous weather and HUGE largemouth Bass make Lake Amistad a MUST visit for the bass fishing angler. This community (Del Rio) is friendly and safe, and there are enough tackle shops for lures and boat shops for any repairs. The climate is perfect and the landscape is breath taking. In 2 days of fishing, my partner and... More 

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Thank TFMachine
Sabinal, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just come here for a quiet moment & to enjoy the scenery. I enjoy the picnic areas below HWY 90 where you go across the lake. If your looking for a moment of solitude then this is the place to come. I like to look at the mountains in the distance. & I can see the ones that are... More 

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Thank Brett S
Chicago, Illinois
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488 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Very neat to see the area by Lake Amistad. Amazing views, very friendly people. Was in the area for business.

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Thank Bruce G
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72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

No matter what time of year you go to Amistad it is nice to be near a lake that has cliffs you can still jump off. also a great place to BBQ Thanks , Daisy C. Aeviasmom.Le-Vel.com

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Thank ThrivingDaisy
Texas
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Traveling from East Texas, we found Amistad to be a beautiful clear water lake. We were on a duck hunting trip and didn't get many ducks, but we did lots of wildlife and enjoyed the scenery!

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Thank Niesy B
Del Rio, Texas
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188 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Amistad National Recreation Area is a beautiful place. From the highway, you can only begin to see how big Amistad is. The dam is huge, but it is hard to see from the highway. The best way to begin to see Amistad is with a guide, There are many professional guides in our area - easy to find on an... More 

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Texas
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Our family chose to spend some time at Lake Amistad Recreation Area as part of our vacation, but we were disappointed. Many of the Lake's picnic areas were difficult to get to on dirt roads, and were not well kept. Since we did not have our passports, we were unable to access the dam, and it was hard to see... More 

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Thank Jenifer W
San Antonio, Texas
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81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Beautiful with great fishing. Lake is low right now. Went bass fishing with a guide. Nice guy but kinda of a baby. Won't mention his name

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Thank 823Raerae
Nacogdoches, Texas
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a fishing destination that's gotten a bad rap lately because the water's gotten so low. It's still pretty here, rather isolated, and in need of loving and a stiff drink.

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1 Thank LouAnn D
Monahans, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We found lots of quiet beaches and cliffs. The boat traffic is also minimal. If you are looking for a quiet restful area to camp, boat or fish this is a wonderful place to go

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