Amistad National Recreation Area is a 57,292.44 acre park situated on the US-Mexico border and offers a variety of recreational activities including boating, fishing, swimming, hunting, birding and hiking. Visitors can explore rock art sites, expansive views and night skies, and experience a diverse array of land and water-based activities. The park has crystal clear rivers, natural springs, and excellent bass fishing in the American Southwest.
Situated on the United States-Mexico border, Amistad National Recreation Area is known
primarily for excellent year-round, water-based recreation including boating, fishing,
swimming, scuba diving, and waterskiing. Amistad National Recreation Area also provides
opportunities for picnicking, camping, and hunting. Amistad Dam created the reservoir at
the confluence of the Rio Grande, Devils, and Pecos Rivers in 1969. In addition to excellent
recreation, Amistad National Recreation Area is rich in archeology and rock art and contains
a wide variety of plant and animal life. Amistad park headquarters is in Del Rio, Texas,
Amistad National Recreation Area offers a diverse array of land- and
water-based recreational opportunities, including fishing, swimming, boating, birding,
hiking, picnicking, camping, and hunting. Visitors can experience expansive views,
night skies, and a number of the area’s rock art sites. Examples of facilities that support
these activities include boat ramps, picnic and camping areas, and hiking trails.
The group campground offers a private primitive camping space for up to 75 people. The site has a large pavilion, vault toilet, campfire ring with benches, pedestal grill and table. Bring your own water as water is not available at this site. Leashed pets are welcome.
Amistad National Recreation Area consists of 57,292.44 acres of
federally owned land and is one of the largest tracts of land available for hunting in
southwest Texas. Three ecological zones and three rivers meet at Amistad National
Recreation Area. Plant communities are determined by topography, soil type, and
rainfall and support a wide variety of plant and animal life. Rugged canyons provide
outstanding scenic vistas.
A majority of Amistad National Recreation Area contains Lake
Amistad, which is fed by the Pecos, Rio Grande, and Devils Rivers. Crystal clear
stretches of river, natural springs, and fluctuating reservoir levels support a variety of
aquatic plant and animal species. The recreation area has some of the best bass fishing
in the American Southwest.