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.
A Borderland Paradise
2017 National Junior Ranger Day
The live catfish tank is back! Join us for National Junior Ranger Day 2017 on April 29th, at Amistad National Recreation Area.
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
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.