Trailer, picnic table, and ramada at Governors Landing Campground.
Amistad has a variety of limited development campgrounds, like Governors Landing.

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Designated Campgrounds

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.

Campground fees range from $6 to $10 per site (50% discount with Interagency Senior Pass or Access Pass) and are payable within 30 minutes of occupying a campsite. There is a self-pay fee station centrally located at each designated campground. Each site has a covered picnic table and fire grill. Ground fires are prohibited. All campgrounds have vault toilets. Only Governors Landing has running water to shared spigots. The other campgrounds are primitive. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am. Check-out time is 11 am.

Recreational Vehicle (RV) Sites

Though most of the park's campsites will accommodate RVs, there are no hookups. An RV dump station with potable water is available only to those with receipts showing they are camping within Amistad National Recreation Area campgrounds. It is located along the road to the Diablo East boat ramp. Governors Landing can accommodate RVs up to 28 feet in length while San Pedro Campground is best-suited for larger RVs.

Camping Limits

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 may stay in a campground up to 14 consecutive nights with a limit of 60 nights in the park in a calendar year.

Rock Quarry Group Campsite's picnic tables under large ramada with grill.
Rock Quarry Group Campsite's picnic area

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Group Campsites

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. These reservations can only be made on The fees associated with these reservations are in the chart below.

An individual may not rent a group campsite for more than 14 consecutive days and can only reserve the same group campsite twice within the same calendar year. The demand for some of the group campsites has been great, so these limits are designed to allow as many people as possible to enjoy these sites.

Price Chart for Reserving Group Campsites
Campsite 1-15 People 16-35 People 36-75 People
Rock Quarry $35 $75 N/A
San Pedro $35 $75 $155
277 North $35 $75 N/A

Backcountry Camping

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.

The following areas are closed to backcountry camping:

  • Hunt areas during hunting season.
  • All areas accessed by wheeled motor vehicles, except for designated dispersed camping areas.
  • All archeological sites.
  • All caves and rockshelters.
  • Within 100 feet of any springs.

Human Waste Disposal

Park 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: December 12, 2023

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