Backcountry camping is permitted on the lake waters and shoreline, but not within a ¼ mile of a developed area. A developed area, for the purpose of backcountry camping, is defined as a designated campground, dispersed camping area, day-use picnic area, launch ramp, or public road. In addition, the entire south shoreline from Amistad Dam eastward to the US 277 bridge, with the exception of Hunt Area 5 during non-hunting season, is considered a developed area.
Park visitors are encouraged to carry out all solid human waste and toilet paper from backcountry areas of the park with a commercially produced spill-proof and trash container safe waste bag system, or with a dump-station compatible waste system. Doing so will maintain visitor health and safety, preserve the water quality, and reduce other environmental impacts. Please help us protect your park!