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.
Job Opportunities at Amistad
What is the National Park Service?One of the most popular ideas the United States ever produced, the concept of national parks, stemmed from the desire to protect special places for visitors' present and future enjoyment. Since the first park was designated in the 19th century, the concept has expanded significantly. From its original focus on natural wonders, the idea of a national park has evolved to include sites that chronicle human history and elevate the quality of life. The National Park Service (NPS) is a bureau within the Department of Interior. Currently, there are over 400 park units covering over 88 million acres. The agency employs over 28,000 permanent, temporary and seasonal professionals.
What is a Ranger?
Ranger is a generic term used to describe two occupations in the National Park Service (NPS). One type of ranger is an interpretive ranger and the other is a law enforcement or protection ranger. In addition, we employ persons in other areas such as administration and maintenance to help support the Park's Goals and Mission.
If you have ever been interested in working for the National Park Service or becoming a Law Enforcement Ranger click the Hiring Process link to the right.
Did You Know?
At the time of its 1892 construction, the Pecos River Viaduct was the tallest railroad bridge in the United States - standing at just over 322 feet in height. More...