• View of Indian Cliffs from the Devils River.


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Things To Do

Visit Amistad Dam

Visit Amistad Dam, open most days 10am-6pm.

Even if you don't own a boat, Amistad National Recreation Area offers a variety of activities for everyone.

Visit Amistad Dam

Visitors can drive to Amistad Dam for a great view of Lake Amistad. Because the Amistad Dam is an official Port-of-Entry visitors wishing to see the dam are required to have a valid pass port with them. The dam is open most days from 10 am until 6 pm. Please note that half the dam is in Mexico.

The International Boundary and Water Commission operates Amistad Dam.

Tours are not offered.

Picnic, Swim, or Walk by the Water
Eight picnic areas can be found around the lake. Governors Landing has a day use area for picnicking, swimming, and enjoying a walk by the water. Visitors can swim anywhere in the lake except in coves with boat ramps or marinas.

Rent a Boat
Currently there are no boat rentals at Amistad.

Take a Scenic Drive
At Diablo East, the unpaved Viewpoint Road offers sweeping views of the lake and has good spots for picnicking, swimming and SCUBA diving.

Tent or RV (dry) Camp
Amistad NRA maintains five primitive campgrounds located throughout the park.

U.S. Military
Active or retired military may use the U.S.A.F. (Southwinds) Marina located just off the road to Amistad Dam.


Did You Know?

The first Southern Transcontinental Railroad

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