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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Things To Do

Explore popular activities at Amistad National Recreation Area.

Buck Deer

* Hunting is closed for 2022-23. *

Hunting season is now closed for the 2022-23 season.

Park Rangers patrolling a river canyon.

National Park Service Tip Line

Aid an investigation or report something suspicious at any National Park Service location.

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Fishing Tournament Information

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

Photo of Annual Lake Use Pass for current year.

Annual Lake Use Passes

Learn about the Annual Lake Use Passes required at Amistad National Recreation Area, a boater's paradise.

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Camping in the Park

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

Mussel-sniffing dog inspecting a boat at Amistad boat ramp.

Aquatic Invasive Species

Learn more about what you can do to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Marina with boats at dock

Rough Canyon Marina

Rough Canyon Marina is now open. Learn more about its operations here.

Last updated: February 27, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

10477 Highway 90 West
Del Rio, TX 78840


(830) 775-7491

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