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Amistad National Recreation Area, Del Rio

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Amistad National Recreation Area is a park unit managed by National Park Service (NPS) that includes the area around the Amistad Reservoir at the confluence of the Rio Grande, the Devils River, and the Pecos River near Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas. The reservoir was created by the Amistad Dam (Presa de la Amistad in Spanish), completed in 1969, located on the Rio Grande at the United States-Mexico border across from the city of Ciudad Acuña in the Mexican state of Coahuila. Amistad, Spanish for "friendship," refers broadly to the close relationship and shared history between Ciudad Acuña and Del Rio.Recreational activitiesThe lake given its location is the backdrop for year-round, water-based recreation opportunities, including boating, fishing, swimming, scuba diving and water-skiing. Houseboats and other boating equipment can be rented from the park unit's concessionaires. Amistad National Recreation Area in addition provides opportunities for picnicking, hiking, camping and hunting. The area is rich in archeology and rock art, and contains a wide variety of plant and animal life. In the fall, monarch butterflies by the thousands pass through the area during their 3,000 mile (4,800 km) migration from southern Canada to central Mexico.
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  • We traveled to Big Bend NP so on the way camped overnight at Amistad NRC. It was a bit windy at times, with out notice it comes up. Nice sites with picnic tables and latrines close by. 
    We traveled to Big Bend NP so on the way camped overnight at Amistad NRC. It was a bit windy at times, with out notice it comes up. Nice sites with picnic tables and latrines close by.  more »
  • A nice place to camp in IF you go to the right area! It appears the tide went out here a while ago as people have been draining the Rio Grande for irrigation much more than has been coming in from... 
    A nice place to camp in IF you go to the right area! It appears the tide went out here a while ago as people have been draining the Rio Grande for irrigation much more than has been coming in from...  more »
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  • Spent family time out at the Amistad Lake. We hiked and our Dog actually enjoyed herself too. The sunset views were amazing!
  • Had a great time with the family. The lake was kinda low but had a lot of fun

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