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

Museum exhibit showing three stages of quagga mussel growth progression.

Help keep Zebra Mussels out of Amistad

Invasive Zebra Mussels are in lakes within 320 miles of Lake Amistad. Don’t be the one who accidentally introduces them into the lake.

Rough Canyon Fee Machine Back in Service

Fee Machine back in service

Improvements are complete at the Rough Canyon Visitor Center and the Automated Fee Machine is back in service.

Lake and bluffs

Natural Features and Ecosystems

Amistad National Recreation Area’s natural features are primarily the result of two influences: geology and climate

Hunting season has begun

Hunting season has begun

2017-2018 Hunting Permits are now available to purchase

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.

There are various public events happening soon, check out the park calendar for more information.

Public events happening soon

There are various public events happening soon, check out the park calendar for more information.

Last updated: October 31, 2017

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Mailing Address:

4121 Veterans Blvd
Del Rio, TX 78840


(830)775-7491 x0

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