There are five designated campgrounds within the park: Governors Landing, Rough Canyon, San Pedro, Spur 406, and 277 North. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no reservations. Campgrounds are generally open year-round and rarely fill up, except on holiday weekends.
Recreational Vehicle (RV) Sites
Though most of the park's campsites will accommodate RVs, there are no hookups. An RV dump station with potable water is available only to those with receipts showing they are camping within Amistad National Recreation Area campgrounds. It is located along the road to the Diablo East boat ramp. Governors Landing can accommodate RVs up to 28 feet in length while San Pedro Campground is best-suited for larger RVs.
Site capacity is not to exceed eight persons and one recreational vehicle camping unit (three vehicles total). Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas only and may not be driven off-road. Visitors may stay in a campground up to 14 consecutive nights with a limit of 60 nights in the park in a calendar year.
The park has three areas available for group camping: Rock Quarry, San Pedro, and 277 North. These group campsites are available by reservation only. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance and no less than three days in advance. These reservations can only be made on Recreation.gov. The fees associated with these reservations are in the chart below.
Backcountry camping is mostly only accessible by boat. Backcountry camping is permitted on the lake waters and shoreline but not within a ¼ mile of a developed area. For the purpose of backcountry camping, a developed area is defined as a designated campground, dispersed camping area, day-use picnic area, launch ramp, or public road. In addition, the entire south shoreline from Amistad Dam eastward to the US 277 bridge, with the exception of Hunt Area 5 during non-hunting season, is considered a developed area.
Human Waste DisposalPark visitors are required to carry out all solid human waste and toilet paper from backcountry areas of the park with a commercially-produced, spill-proof, and trash-container-safe waste bag system or with a dump-station-compatible waste system. Doing so will maintain visitor health and safety, preserve the water quality, and reduce other environmental impacts. Please help us protect your park!
Last updated: December 12, 2023