A Borderland Paradise

An oasis in the desert, Amistad National Recreation Area consists of the US portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Amistad, whose name comes from the Spanish word meaning friendship, is best known for excellent water-based recreation, camping, hiking, rock art viewing, and its rich cultural history. Amistad is also home to a wide variety of plant and animal life above and below the water.

Are you looking for things to do at Amistad?

Things to do

Click here to learn more about what you can do when visiting Amistad

Park Rangers patrolling a river canyon

National Park Service Tip Line

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Buck Deer

Hunting Season Has Ended

2019-2020 Hunting Permits are no longer available.

Amistad hosts a number of organized fishing tournaments throughout the year.

Fishing Tournament Information

Many fishing clubs hold tournaments on Lake Amistad. Visit our Tournament page to see a list of scheduled tournaments.



A boaters paradise. Click here to learn more a bout the various passes needed to boat on the lake.

Camping in the park

Camping in the park

Enjoy sleeping under the stars and enjoying the great outdoors. Visit the Camping page for more information on camping sites in the park.

Mussel-Sniffing Dog at Amistad

Aquatic Invasive Species

Find out what you can do to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Marina with boats at dock

Rough Canyon Marina

Rough Canyon Marina is now open. Get more information here.

Last updated: March 3, 2020

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Mailing Address:

10477 Highway 90 West
Del Rio, TX 78840



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