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.
New Restroom Facilities at Rock Quarry and 277 South
The Rock Quarry and 277 South are stand-alone facilities located several miles away from any other park facilities, making vault toilets the only viable option. Replacing two chemical toilets at these locations with handicapped-accessible vault toilets would include the excavation of the vault toilet locations, installation of vault toilets and minor site landscaping.
There are currently two chemical toilets at the Rock Quarry Group Campground and one at the 277 South boat ramp. Replacing these units with vault toilets would improve accessibility for the park’s handicapped visitors, reduce maintenance operations through greatly reduced pumping frequency, and mitigate potential spill hazards associated with chemical toilets.
Completion of this project would result in immediate operational cost savings to the park. It would also provide a more reliable waste management process at both locations reducing the possibility of spills from severe weather events and vandalism. The maintenance staff has cleaned up many spills resulting from vandalism (turning the chemical toilets over) and extremely severe weather events. Vault toilets would improve visitor satisfaction at both locations.
Did You Know?
With an estimated 1.4 million prehistoric artifacts in the park's museum collection, Amistad National Recreation Area has the 3rd largest collection in the National Park Service.