There are five designated campgrounds within the park: Governors Landing, Rough Canyon, San Pedro, Spur 406, and 277 North. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no reservations. Campgrounds are generally open year-round and rarely fill up, except on holiday weekends.
Though most sites will accommodate RVs, there are no hookups. An RV dump station with potable water is located along the road to the Diablo East boat ramp. Numerous RV parks in the Del Rio area offer full services. For more information on those RV parks, visit the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce at 1915 Veterans Blvd, call them at 830-775-3551, or visit the Chamber of Commerce website.
Site capacity is not to exceed eight persons and one recreational vehicle camping unit (three vehicles total). Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas only and may not be driven off-road. Visitors can stay in a campground up to 14 consecutive nights with a limit of 60 nights in the park in a calendar year.
The park has three areas available for group camping: Rock Quarry, San Pedro, and 277 North. These group campsites are available by reservation only. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance and no less than three days in advance. Starting October 1, 2022, Amistad National Recreation Area will take these reservations on Recreation.gov. The fees associated with these reservations are in the chart below.
Backcountry camping is mostly only accessible by boat. Backcountry camping is permitted on the lake waters and shoreline but not within a ¼ mile of a developed area. For the purpose of backcountry camping, a developed area is defined as a designated campground, dispersed camping area, day-use picnic area, launch ramp, or public road. In addition, the entire south shoreline from Amistad Dam eastward to the US 277 bridge, with the exception of Hunt Area 5 during non-hunting season, is considered a developed area.
Human Waste DisposalPark visitors are required to carry out all solid human waste and toilet paper from backcountry areas of the park with a commercially-produced, spill-proof, and trash-container-safe waste bag system or with a dump-station-compatible waste system. Doing so will maintain visitor health and safety, preserve the water quality, and reduce other environmental impacts. Please help us protect your park!
Last updated: September 15, 2022