New Visitor Center Hours
As of Sunday, June16, 2013 the Visitor Center will be closed on Sundays. The Visitor Center will now be open Monday through Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Trees and Shrubs
The variety of tree and shrub species living here is astounding. Nearly a dozen species of acacia can be found in the area. However, the difference between a "tree" and "shrub" is difficult to define around Amistad. The size of many species of woody plants depends greatly on the local availability of water and the age of the plant. Mesquite trees grow to more than 20 feet in some areas, but elsewhere are stunted to only a few feet.
Did You Know?
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...