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.
Amistad National Recreation Area offers hikers a number of trails to explore, whether you are interested in just a short walk or a more ambitious hike. You are welcome to hike on your own, and guided hikes are available on Saturday mornings. Contact (830)775-7491 ext. 211 for more information.
A short interpretive nature trail can be found at Diablo East. Here you will learn about a variety of plants and enjoy sweeping views of Lake Amistad.
The Sunrise Trail is 2.1 miles long and connects the park Visitor Center with Spur 454. Located on the old Brite Ranch, you will see a large variety of plants and birds while hiking. There are benches so you may sit and enjoy the sweeping views of the lake. Click here for a brochure with plant information. Click here for a printable trail map of the Sunrise Trail.
At the Pecos, you will find a short interpretive nature trail and a more adventurous trail that goes down a cliff along the Pecos River. Enjoy views of the Pecos River, its cliffs and a wide variety of plants.
The Figueroa Trail is a series of trails that comprise the longest trails in the recreation area. Located on the old Figueroa Ranch, these rolling trails will take you through desert and shrubland plants, while providing views of the lake and the dam. Click here for a printable trila map of the Figueroa Trail.
Be sure to have a copy of Amistad NRA's Official Map and Guide, which shows the park's boundaries, since hiking on adjacent private land is not permitted
Hiking Safety Tips
Did You Know?
With an estimated 1,400,000 prehistoric artifacts in the park’s museum collection, Amistad National Recreation Area has the third largest collection in the National Park Service.