The Spur 454 Boat Ramp is now open.
Spur 454 Boat Ramps is now open. Off road driving is not permitted anywhere except on designated park roads.
277 North Camp Ground Closed
The 277 North camp ground is now closed due to the low lake levels. Other camp grounds that are in the near area are San Pedro camp ground and the Rough Canyon camp ground.
Shallow crossing at the mouth of the Pecos River
Boaters should use extreme caution when navigating thought the confluence of the Pecos and Rio Grand River a miscalculation could get you stuck on a muddy sand bar. Only small shallow-draft boats can pass thought this part of the river.
Mammals are common, but since most animals are secretive, visitors usually see white-tail deer, cottontail rabbits, jackrabbits, and perhaps an occasional skunk or porcupine.
Like the flora, Amistad’s fauna also represents an area of transition. Many tropical species, especially birds, are at or near their northern limits. Great kiskadees (a flycatcher), olive sparrows, and two tropical kingfishers, the ringed and green, can be seen in the Amistad area. Tropical butterflies, like the white peacock, ruddy daggerwing, common mestra, and the polydamas swallowtail may be found.
Perhaps Amistad NRA’s greatest wildlife phenomenon is the fall migration of Monarch butterflies. Around October, just after the first major autumn cold front, thousands of Monarchs pass through this part of Texas on the way to their wintering grounds in the mountains of central Mexico. They roost in trees in the hundreds, waiting for favorable winds from the north to help them on their journey south.
Did You Know?
Laughlin Air Force Base has a marina and campground on Lake Amistad for active and retired military personnel.