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Amistad National Recreation Area

Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX
+1 830-775-7491
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You need a boat

Would not greatly recommend if you are just passing through. There are some isolated concrete... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
caleb h
Tucson, Arizona
Beautiful lake

Although the lake seems to be down quite abit, there were a lot of people on the lake, but you need... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Phil R
San Antonio, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful lake” (13 reviews)
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Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX
+1 830-775-7491
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would not greatly recommend if you are just passing through. There are some isolated concrete picnic tables with grills along a gravel road, but unless you have some water sports in mind and a boat of your own, there is nothing to do here.

Thank caleb h
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Although the lake seems to be down quite abit, there were a lot of people on the lake, but you need a boat. There is no good place to fish from the bank and no fishing piers that I could find. They have nice bathrooms,...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Big Base Tournament were held here. 35 lb. base not uncommon. when full has more shoreline than the Texas Gulf Coastline. Great fishing, boating skiing, jetskiing, etc.

Thank b31s
Reviewed 22 August 2017

If you like the outdoors and an amazing lake, this is for you. The lake is incredible and never packed. Tons of coves for swimming and great fishing.

Thank tkeagle
Reviewed 8 August 2017

this is a good place to hang out. if you've a boat i think it would be more fun. we only could stay at the shore line. but then it's still a nice place to see you've a lot of entrances to the lake most...More

Thank peter n
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We had a picnic on the Texas side, but it's so close to Mexico, my cell provider sent me a text saying "Welcome to Mexico!" There were people swimming, fishing, and riding jet skis. The water is a little low right now but it still...More

1  Thank QueenSandy
Reviewed 22 July 2017

beautiful scenery all around--many places/ to capture gorgeous pictures-people boating, swimming, easy access from highway

Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The water is beautiful. It is Great Hiden Hideaway . Great fishing . What's sad is when they let out 16ft of water for down stream

Thank bufgirls
Reviewed 18 May 2017 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
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank AuntieM64
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2 August 2017|
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Response from Poindextergoodfellow | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as you have a valid CCW permit you can carry. As for needing it my opinion is remember that you're on the Mexican Border and it might be necessary. Remember that if you go into Mexico a single bullet will get... More
2 August 2017|
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Response from RTCVegas2017 | Reviewed this property |
I've not encountered a problem in and around Amistad, but I haven't been stopped or asked. I do know other folks that carry, and have had no problems. Calling to verify is probably best as Anthony has sated in his response
Susan F
19 May 2017|
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Response from Adventurecritic | Reviewed this property |
It depends where youre going and the means of travel you are using. Just to cross the border you do not need a passport at all and no one will care to ask you for a passport. Crossing back to the US is when you will be asked... More