A Borderland Paradise

An oasis in the desert, Amistad National Recreation Area consists of the US portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Amistad, whose name comes from the Spanish word meaning friendship, is best known for excellent water-based recreation, camping, hiking, rock art viewing, and its rich cultural history. Amistad is also home to a wide variety of plant and animal life above and below the water.


Image of Invasive Aquatic Mussels attached to an Object

New Texas Boating Regs to Prevent Mussel Spread

Zebra and quagga mussels pose a great ecological and financial threat. Learn more about the mussels and New Texas Rules affecting boat users.

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Ocotillo and Yucca in Hunt Area 2

2015-2016 Hunting Season

Hunting season will start on September 1st. Hunters can purchase their Amistad Hunting Permits on August 15th at the Visitor Center.

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Boat Lake Use Pass Sticker

Boat Lake Use Passes

Amistad National Recreation Area lake use passes are required for all boats that are required to have state registration.

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Visitors launching and trailering boats at the Diablo East Boat Ramp.

Webcam at Diablo East

The Diablo East Boat Ramp is the most popular boat ramp in the park. Click on the link to see updated snapshots of the area.

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