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  • New Visitor Center Hours

    As of Sunday, March 9, 2014 the Visitor Center will be open seven days of the week from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Indoor Activities

Panther Cave exhibit

Panther Cave exhibit at Visitor Information Center 

Bill Sontag

Amistad Visitor Information Center

Open: Everyday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

830-775-7491 extension 0

Visitor Information Center is located 5 miles north of Del Rio, Texas city limits on Hwy 90W across the road from Three Rivers RV Park.

Currently open everyday.

Movie Theater
For your viewing pleasure, several movies are available upon request in the Visitor Center movie theater. The Transparent Border is an engaging 35-minute film about Amistad National Recreation Area.

If you are interested in rock art, there are two films available. Spirits of the Canyon is a 30-minute film that gives insight into the Lower Pecos region rock art. A short 10-minute film about SHUMLA School and local rock art called Window to the Past is also available.

If you are traveling to Big Bend National Park, stop in and watch a 30-minute film about the park called A Land of Contrasts.

Exhibits interpret the history, natural and cultural resources of Amistad National Recreation Area and the region.

Additional Facilities Available
Restrooms are available for public use.

Big Bend Natural History Association Bookstore carries T-shirts, hats, Junior Ranger items, and a distinctive selection of books and printed materials on a variety of subjects related to the local region.

Daily and annual Amistad NRA boat permits and Amistad NRA seasonal hunting permits are available for purchase.

For fishing tournaments and other special use permits call Amistad NRA Headquarters at 830-775-7492 extension 0.

Junior Ranger Program
Ask a ranger at the Visitor Information Center for the Amistad Junior Ranger Book. Work on fun and educational activities to earn your Junior Ranger badge and patch. Start your collection of National Park Junior Ranger badges (or patches) here!

Did You Know?

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterflies migrate through Amistad National Recreation Area in the fall, often roosting in trees by the thousands. More...