• View of Indian Cliffs from the Devils River.

    Amistad

    National Recreation Area Texas

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Freshwater Plants

Nature and Science

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Lake Amistad is home to several species of aquatic plants. Pondweed and Hydrilla are the most common, seen in abundance around the edge of the lake. They provide shelter for the young fish and invertebrates that feed the trophy bass our visiting fishermen catch.

Did You Know?

The first Southern Transcontinental Railroad

The first Southern Transcontinental Railroad was completed in January 1883 by driving a silver spike into the track at a location on the Rio Grande just upriver from the confluence with the Pecos River. More...