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.
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.
Did You Know?
Cenizo (or Purple Sage) is often called "barometer bush" because it blooms shortly after a major rain.