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Amistad National Recreation Area

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A fascinating and unique border park

Situated on the border between the United States and Mexico is this amazing man made lake. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A very Nice Tranquil Setting.

Lake Amistad in Del Rio Texas is one of those serene and peaceful places to walk quietly, smell the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Orlando J
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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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Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on the border between the United States and Mexico is this amazing man made lake. It is very large, and one can drive over a dam into Mexico where there is a small monument. The Mexican guards carefully search your car to make sure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 484karlc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Amistad in Del Rio Texas is one of those serene and peaceful places to walk quietly, smell the creosote and enjoy all the natural beauty that this recreation area has to offer. With a Lake as pristine and calm as anything I've ever seen...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Orlando J
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Enjoyed a fine sunrise, beautiful scenery, wildlife, and even caught some fish. The lake is noted for good Largemouth Bass fishing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marland M
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Amistad Recreation area is a cozy place for an afternoon.. Water is calm and good to relax on a hot day. its a small town, its less crowded. you will enjoy your day.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Lake Amistad park is beautiful. The lake is gorgeous with plenty to see. Visitation is low during the week and crowded on the weekends. Plenty of fishing. The Park Rangers were nice and informative.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JKreview
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

It’s a great place to go with friends or family for a swim, picnic, boat ride, or even water sports. There are Alligator Gar in the lake which are creepy looking and can get 6+ feet long easy but they are harmless to humans. Lots...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful. Peaceful and serene. The water was fairly clear and felt great. I highly recommend this on your visit. I can't wait to go back with the kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful oasis in the middle of the desert! Always a great time on the water! Very untouched, unspoiled as nature should be! A must see if you're visting Del Rio area, you'll be glad you did!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anja C
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We love this area Seminole Canyon Stat Park Indian rock art tour is amazing. food in area is also Great people are friendly also when in the area drive to Comstock and eat at J&P Bar and Grill their is not a better Hamburger in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 670carld
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Had a quick stop off here. There are some fantastic views and you can easily walk around there. I did see people swimming but cannot comment as to the temperature of the water. There were lots of places in the shade and grills set up...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Nancy A
October 26, 2018|
Response from rconnors45 | Reviewed this property |
Scary fish with little needle teeth. Google them!
Marsha P
July 5, 2018|
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Response from wherewithalicia | Reviewed this property |
Very safe! Everyone was friendly and we were just two mid-twenties aged girls. No one bothered us.
Jaime P
April 22, 2018|
Response from Chuck H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It was formed by the construction of Amistad Dam under international agreement between the US and Mexico. U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and Mexican President Diaz Ordaz dedicated the dam in 1969. Purposes were... More