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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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Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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Great Place For Recreation Activities

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
Richard F
Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Richard F
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I am amazed by the best kept secret in Del Rio, TX! Beautiful views in an uncrowded lake. It is definitely worth h the drive from anywhere to experience the best fishing and water activities. Wow!

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Hidden little gem of a town, Del Rio, Texas. This area has many hidden spots, roads that end in water. Boat ramo and a must visit with the kiddos at Governor's Landing.

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Allen, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I was in Del rio when they were building this dam...quite a feat! Now it is a great spot for recreation of many types.

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Ranger, TX, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The view from the dam is awesome especially the cliffs on the south side of the lake! We will be back.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We found the perfect place away from Del Rio but not far away from civilization. The extremely large cabin had all the amenities with a washer and dryer. The Kitchen was excellent for cooking breakfast and dinner if you want to... Or you can barbeque outside the porch overlooking Amidstad Reservoir which was practically full... The water was Blue and... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Stopped for a break on the long drive to Big Bend and enjoyed an very interesting discussion with a ranger there about the area and its history, including the ancient rock art found in this area.

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Hamilton, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

It was nice here and we stayed while we took at day trip into Mexico but I miss the trees and mountains but that was just what I was used to!

Thank Christine B

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