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
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.
Fee Machine back in service
Improvements are complete at the Rough Canyon Visitor Center and the Automated Fee Machine is back in service.
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.
Last updated: October 31, 2017