• View of Indian Cliffs from the Devils River.

    Amistad

    National Recreation Area Texas

Camping

Designated Campgrounds

There are five designated campgrounds within the park: Governors Landing, Rough Canyon, San Pedro, Spur 406, and 277 North. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no reservations. Campgrounds are generally open year-round and rarely fill up, except on Easter holiday weekends.

Campground fees range from $4 to $8 per site (50% discount with Interagency Senior Pass or Access Pass) and payable within 30 minutes of occupying a campsite. There is a self-pay fee station centrally located at each designated campground. Each site has a covered picnic table and fire grill. All campgrounds have vault toilets. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am. Check-out time is 11 am.

RV Sites
Though most sites will accommodate RVs, there are no hookups. An RV dump station with potable water is located along the road to the Diablo East boat ramp. Numerous RV parks in the Del Rio area offer full services. Visit the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce at 1915 Veterans Blvd, or call them at 830-775-3551, for more information.

Camping Limits
Site capacity is not to exceed eight persons and one recreational vehicle camping unit (three vehicles total). Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas only and may not be driven off-road. Visitors can stay in a campground up to 14 consecutive nights, with a limit of 60 nights in the park in a calendar year.

Governors Landing
15 sites suitable for tents or RVs less than 28 feet. No hookups. Governors Landing is the only campground in the park with potable water available. Camp hosts may be on-site during winter months. Each site costs $8/night.

Rough Canyon
4 sites suitable for tents or RVs. No drinking water or hookups available. Each site costs $4/night.

San Pedro
30 sites suitable for tents or RVs and 5 tent-only sites. No drinking water or hookups available. Campground is accessed via a 1¼ mile graded gravel road. Each site costs $4/night.

Spur 406
6 sites suitable for tents or RVs. No drinking water or hookups available. Each site costs $4/night.

277 North
17 sites; each with a covered picnic table and a BBQ grill. The sites are suitable for tents or RVs. No drinking water or hookups available. Each site costs $4/night.


Group Campgrounds

The park has three areas available for group camping: Rock Quarry, San Pedro, and 277 North. Group camp size must have a minimum of 15 people. Cost is $2 per person per night. Check-out is 11 am.

Group Campgrounds are available by reservation only. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance at the Visitor Information Center or by phone at 830-775-7491 extension 0 with a valid credit card.

An individual cannot rent a group campsite for more than 14 consecutive days. An individual can only reserve the same group campsite twice within the same calendar year. This limit will be excepted if the group campsite has not been reserved by others 24 hours prior to the desired date. The demand for some of the group campsites has been great. These limits are designed to allow as many different people as possible to enjoy these sites.

Rock Quarry Group Campground
Overnight group camp size is limited to a maximum of 35 people.

San Pedro Group Campground
Overnight group camp size is limited to a maximum of 75 people.

277 North Group Campground
Overnight group camp size is limited to a maximum of 35 people.


Campground Status

Designated Campgrounds
Governors Landing Open
Rough Canyon Open
San Pedro Open
Spur 406 Open
277 North Open

Group Campgrounds (by reservation only)
Rock Quarry Open
San Pedro Open
277 North Open


Backcountry Camping

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.

The following areas are closed to backcountry camping:

  • Hunt areas during hunting season.
  • All areas accessed by wheeled motor vehicles, except for designated Dispersed Camping Areas.
  • All archeological sites.
  • All caves and rockshelters.
  • Within 100 feet of any springs.
Human Waste Disposal
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!

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