• View of Indian Cliffs from the Devils River.

    Amistad

    National Recreation Area Texas

Indoor Activities

Replica of Native American artifacts in exhibit cases and scaled wall photograph of rock art.

Exhibit at Visitor Information Center

NPS Photo / Bill Sontag

Visitor Information Center

Amistad Visitor Information Center
Open daily from 8 am to 4:30 pm Central Standard Time (CST)

Phone
830-775-7491 extension 0

Location
Visitor Information Center is located 5 miles northwest of Del Rio city limits at 9685 US 90 W.

Movie Theater
For your viewing pleasure, several movies are available upon request in the Visitor Information 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
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 hats, bandanas, water bottles, 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 boat permits and Amistad seasonal hunting permits are available for purchase.

For fishing tournaments and other special use permits, call Amistad National Recreation Area 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?

American and Mexican bronze eagles monument ontop the Amistad Dam.

Lake Amistad is a binational reservoir shared by the U.S. and Mexico. The international boundary is marked with buoys up the middle of the Rio Grande channel. The word Amistad is Spanish for the "friendship" between the two countries.