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.

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With beautiful, crystal blue waters, Amistad National Recreation Area offers premier boating opportunities for your vessel.

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Amistad provides many opportunities for hunters. While TPWD hunting laws apply, hunters also must follow regulations unique to the park.

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Enjoy sleeping under the stars while in the great outdoors. Visit the Camping page for more information on campsites in the park.

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Take a stroll along the lake. Explore Amistad on foot with one of these trails.

Two single-person, sit-down-in, touring kayaks on calm, crystal blue reservoir

Want more of a challenge? Consider trying some of the park's unmarked paddle trails. Maps are available.

Silhouette of angler in the sunrise. Photo Credit: NPS / K Dunlap

It's all about that bass! Especially known for its record bass, Amistad provides world-class fishing.

Mussel-sniffing dog inspecting a boat at Amistad boat ramp.
Aquatic Invasive Species

Learn about Mussel Dogs, their role in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, and how you can help them.

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Things To Do

Looking for more ways to enjoy the park? Check out some ideas on the park's Things to Do page.

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Current Conditions

Want to know about the current conditions in the park, like the official, weekly weather forecast? Check this out!

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Fishing Tournament Information

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

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Park Fees

Amistad has no entrance fees, but some expanded amenities--like launching your motorboat or camping--have associated fees.

Last updated: April 22, 2024

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Contact Info

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10477 Highway 90 West
Del Rio, TX 78840


(830) 775-7491

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