A Borderland Paradise

An oasis in the desert, Amistad National Recreation Area consists of the US portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Amistad, whose name comes from the Spanish word meaning friendship, is best known for excellent water-based recreation, camping, hiking, rock art viewing, and its rich cultural history. Amistad is also home to a wide variety of plant and animal life above and below the water.

Are you looking for things to do at Amistad?

Things to do

Click here to learn more about what you can do when visiting Amistad

Park Rangers patrolling a river canyon

National Park Service Tip Line

Aid an Investigation or Report Something Suspicious in any National Park Service Site

Blue grey gnat catcher

Explore Natural Amistad

Learn about the wildlife and plants that inhabit Amistad National Recreation Area.

America the Beautiful Passes

America the Beautiful Passes

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites.

Buck deer

Hunting Season Is Here

Hunting season is open. Find out how to get your Amistad hunting permit.

Amistad hosts a number of organized fishing tournaments throughout the year.

Fishing Tournament Information

Many fishing clubs hold tournaments on Lake Amistad. Visit our Tournament page to see a list of scheduled tournaments.



A boaters paradise. Click here to learn more a bout the various passes needed to boat on the lake.

Camping in the park

Camping in the park

Enjoy sleeping under the stars and enjoying the great outdoors. Visit the Camping page for more information on camping sites in the park.

Hiking at Amistad

Hiking at Amistad

There are several hiking trails at Amistad. Click here to print out a map or just to learn more about the trails in the park.

Last updated: November 15, 2018

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Mailing Address:

4121 Veterans Blvd
Del Rio, TX 78840


(830)775-7491 x0

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