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Amistad National Recreation Area

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Amistad National Recreation Area, Del Rio

Amistad Recreation area is a cozy place for an afternoon.. Water is calm and good to relax on a hot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seetha R
Austin, Texas
Good scenery

Lake Amistad park is beautiful. The lake is gorgeous with plenty to see. Visitation is low during... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“beautiful lake”(14 reviews)
“great fishing”(12 reviews)
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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Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX
+1 830-775-7491
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amistad Recreation area is a cozy place for an afternoon.. Water is calm and good to relax on a hot day. its a small town, its less crowded. you will enjoy your day.

Thank Seetha R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Amistad park is beautiful. The lake is gorgeous with plenty to see. Visitation is low during the week and crowded on the weekends. Plenty of fishing. The Park Rangers were nice and informative.

Thank JKreview
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a great place to go with friends or family for a swim, picnic, boat ride, or even water sports. There are Alligator Gar in the lake which are creepy looking and can get 6+ feet long easy but they are harmless to humans. Lots...More

Thank rconnors45
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful. Peaceful and serene. The water was fairly clear and felt great. I highly recommend this on your visit. I can't wait to go back with the kids.

Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful oasis in the middle of the desert! Always a great time on the water! Very untouched, unspoiled as nature should be! A must see if you're visting Del Rio area, you'll be glad you did!

Thank Anja C
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We love this area Seminole Canyon Stat Park Indian rock art tour is amazing. food in area is also Great people are friendly also when in the area drive to Comstock and eat at J&P Bar and Grill their is not a better Hamburger in...More

1  Thank 670carld
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Had a quick stop off here. There are some fantastic views and you can easily walk around there. I did see people swimming but cannot comment as to the temperature of the water. There were lots of places in the shade and grills set up...More

Thank St_matty
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Even though I went in winter, it was still all really beautiful. It was great to think about how could see Mexico just on the other side of this body of water. I would definitely like to go back for a swim in warmer weather.

Thank wherewithalicia
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I travel all over Texas, and yesterday was in Del Rio. What a gorgeous place Lake Amistad is. Rough and rocky terrain, lots of cactus, and then this crystal clear huge body of water. Primitive campsites with grills, some scattered restrooms and lots of beautiful...More

1  Thank Nb_TxMom8
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

For some reason my car's GPS had a hard time finding the visitor center, but it really is on HWY 90 W about 20 minutes south of Comstock. I was delighted to finally find it and the ranger at the visitor center gave me a...More

Thank Anne B
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Marsha P
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Response from wherewithalicia | Reviewed this property |
Very safe! Everyone was friendly and we were just two mid-twenties aged girls. No one bothered us.
Jaime P
23 April 2018|
Response from Chuck H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It was formed by the construction of Amistad Dam under international agreement between the US and Mexico. U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and Mexican President Diaz Ordaz dedicated the dam in 1969. Purposes were... More
Jaime P
23 April 2018|
Response from se4dr5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is made-man, a reservoir, built in 1969.