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Amistad National Recreation Area

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Address: Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX
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+1 830-775-7491
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Tue - Sat 08:00 - 16:30

A lake bordered by Texas on one side and Mexico on the other with 1,000...

A lake bordered by Texas on one side and Mexico on the other with 1,000 miles of shoreline - an excellent venue for fishing and boating.

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Beautiful lake & great fishing!

Lake Amistad & National Rec Area is a great place to visit in SW Texas! Hope you enjoy as much as I have. God bless :)

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony G
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lake Amistad & National Rec Area is a great place to visit in SW Texas! Hope you enjoy as much as I have. God bless :)

Thank Anthony G
Eastern NC
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my way from Kerrville, Texas to Marathon, Texas, I drove Route 277 to Del Rio, but on the way saw a sign for Amistad National Recreation Area, Rough Canyon Boat Ramp. Being a curious traveler, and hoping to see some wildlife off the beaten track, I turned and drove 7 miles to the boat ramp. Rough Canyon is only... More 

Thank AuntieM64
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

If anyone wanted to experience what rugged beauty was, in a serene setting.. The Devil's River coming out of Lake Amistad is the place to visit. Although most of my time on the water is fishing, I can never get enough of the beauty that surrounds the north end of Lake Amistad (US Side). The Cliffs in the Devil's River... More 

1 Thank RTCVegas2017
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great fishing trip. We have been coming down here for five years and have never had a bad trip yet. Always have great fishing days with tons of lake to fish. If you like bass fishing this lake is for you!

1 Thank Gerald L
San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

So serene and beautiful. A great place to fish, walk, or just enjoy the beauty with a low risk of danger. Security is visible and are at hand to help out with directions, best places to fish, etc.

Thank polie78069
San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is a nice spot to swim and picnic in as there are small covered areas with BBQ pits and trash cans supplied. Parking is close or you can drive back into areas where there are a lot less people and the picnic areas are a little more spread out. The water is beautiful and deep. Watch the kids for... More 

Thank Poindextergoodfellow
Coahuila, Mexico
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The place is divided on the 2 sides of the borders and have great landscapes on both sides also still clean and very peacefully

Thank Edgar G
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36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This place is beautiful and very peaceful!! This past weekend was a beautiful weekend and saw a couple boats on the water! I even found a couple shells to bring home to my children!

Thank Baby L
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237 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

My first impression as I approached the Visitor Center was not very positive. This building looks more like a maintenance warehouse from the outside. Hopefully under Ryan Zinke's leadership, we can build a nice new Visitor Center building here. The Park Ranger at the Visitor Center Information Desk was very professional and very helpful. Unfortunately, she wasn't very knowledgeable about... More 

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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Lake Amistad may not be the most beautiful and scenic lake in the US, but I do feel it is one of the nicest and most beautiful in Texas. Its waters are cool and clean, it's great for activities like boating, fishing or kayaking and it has many outdoor picnic facilities; it is certainly a nice place to spend a... More 

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