Amistad N.R.A. Visitor Information Center will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 28, 2013, Christmas Dec. 25, 2013 and New Years January 1, 2014.
New Visitor Center Hours
As of Sunday, August 25, 2013 the Visitor Center will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Visitor Center will now be open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Fees & Reservations
Amistad National Recreation Area does not charge an entrance fee. Fees are charged for the following: a Lake Use Permit for most boats, camping fees, and hunting permit fees. See below for more details.
Lake Use Permit
$40.00 annually, for one year from month of purchase
For current Mexico boat permit and fishing license information, go to www.conapescasandiego.org or call 619.233.4324.
Daily permits cost $4.00 per 24 hour period beginning at the time of purchase. These may be purchased for multiple days. A special 3-day (72-hour) permit costs $10.00.
Annual permits cost $40.00 and are good for 12 months from the month purchased. Current boat registration is required to purchase an annual permit.
Senior Pass & Golden Access holders are entitled to a 50% discount. Boats must be registered in the pass holder's name. Annual Passes are for entrance fees only and do not qualify for discounts on user fees. Click here for more information on federal passes.
Annual or Daily Lake Use Permits may be purchased at the Amistad Visitor Information Center on Hwy 90W or at any of the automated vending machines located at Diablo East, Rough Canyon and the Pecos River. When annual permits are purchased at the automated machines, the permit receipt must be exchanged for a sticker within 14 days of purchase or the receipt is invalid. Exchanges may be made at the Visitor Information Center or at one of the marinas at Rough Canyon or Diablo East. Current boat registration is required for exchange, and if a discount is claimed, the Senior Pass or Golden Access card.
See Boating for more information.
San Pedro, 277 N, Rough Canyon and Spur 406 Campgrounds are $4.00 per night per site.
Campsites are first-come, first-served, no reservations.
Senior Pass & Golden Access holders are entitled to a 50% discount. Annual Passes are for entrance fees only and do not qualify for discounts on user fees. Click here for more information on federal passes.
See Camping for more information.
Amistad Hunting Permits are $20 for the Amistad NRA hunting season (September 1 through February 28).
See Hunting for more information.
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