Amistad Reservoir has plenty of wide-open water, as well as steep-walled river canyons, making it a great place for paddling a kayak or canoe. The following routes are suggestions only; they are not marked on shore or in the water.
Be Prepared: Bring plenty of drinking water and salty snacks, a wide-brimmed hat for shade, sunglasses, sun protection, a long-sleeved shirt, and pants. Please be environmentally conscientious and pack out all of your trash. Glass containers are prohibited in the park. Remember that all things living and nonliving are protected under federal law. Take only pictures; leave only footprints.
Remember: Cell phone coverage is very limited. Also, Park Rangers cannot respond for assistance if you get stranded on the Mexico side of the reservoir.
Winds typically average 15-20 mph (19-32 km/hr), but 20-30 mph (32-48 km/hr) winds are not uncommon. Winds are typically from the south or southeast; however, north winds can occur (especially in the fall and winter), but usually do not last more than a day or so. Visit our Current Conditions page for information and links to current water levels, river flow estimates, and weather forecasts.
Paddle Trail #1- Spur 454 to San Pedro Creek
Paddle Trail #2- Spur 406 to Evans Creek
Paddle Trail #3- Box Canyon to Cow Creek
Paddle Trail #4- Rough Canyon to Indian Springs
Paddle Trail #5- Pecos to Parida Cave
Paddle Trail #6- Pecos to Panther Cave
Paddle Trail #7- Pecos to Pecos Railroad Bridge
Devils River Trip- Bakers Crossing to Rough Canyon
For more detailed information on this trip, visit Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's Devils River State Natural Area- Preparing for a Devils River Trip page.
Last updated: September 27, 2023