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About the National Recreation AreaAmistad National Recreation area is located near the Texas-Mexico border in Del Rio. The Amistad Reservoir covers 67,000-acres and includes 540 miles of shoreline on the U.S. side of the border. A portion of the Reservoir extends into Coahuila, Mexico.
While boating, fishing and other water-related activites -- such as SCUBA diving, swimming, tubing and waterskiing -- are especially popular, numerous outdoor activities are available. Opportunities exist for bicycling, birding, camping, hunting, hiking and picnicking. Wildlife observation is also popular, with opportunities to view javelina, white-tailed deer and Western diamondback rattlesnake.
Hikers can explore the 2.1-mile Sunrise Trail which connects the park Visitor Center and San Pedro Campground. Two short interpretive nature trails are also available--one is located at the Pecos River Picnic Area, and the other is east of the Diablo East Ranger Station.
Hikers can also hike the lake's shoreline as well as the park's Hunt Areas (open to the public year-round, but only used for hunting during scheduled hunting seasons.)
- Amistad Reservoir Current Water Level - U.S. National Park Service
Explanation of Symbols Campsites/Overnight Facilities 3 star Leashed Pets Permitted? YES Picnic Areas/Playgrounds 3 star Solitude 3 star Trail System 2 star Water Recreation 4 star Wildlife 2 star Ratings are based on a scale of 0 (low) to 4 (high).
LocationLocated on the Rio Grande River and Amistad Reservoir, 12 miles northwest of Del Rio in Val Verde County. A portion of the Reservoir extends into Coahuila, Mexico. To reach the Visitor Information Center, take Highway 90 west Del Rio and proceed about 5.5 miles west of the National Park Service (NPS) Headquarters to to Visitor Information Center entrance.
The nearest major Texas cities are: Del Rio, Laredo, San Antonio
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Coordinates for GPS Users:29.5353° Latitude -101.0758° Longitude (WGS84/NAD83; decimal degrees)
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HoursThe Visitor Information Center is open 7 days a week year-round (except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Days) from 8 AM to 5 PM.
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Volunteer OpportunitiesCheck the park's volunteer opportunities for detailed information. Volunteers are needed for activities such as visitor services, trail maintenance, construction, office/computer work and some biological work.
Official Contact InformationThe National Recreation Area is managed by the National Park Service.
Amistad National Recreation Area - Amistad Reservoir
HCR 3, Box 5J
Hwy 90 West
Del Rio, TX 78840-9350