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Your Fee Dollars at Work: Amistad National Recreation Area

Your Fee Dollars at Work: Amistad National Recreation Area

A new, dynamic fish cleaning station at Rough Canyon to replace the old one

fish cleaning The new fish cleaning station is integral to the waterfront at Rough Canyon.

An oasis in the desert, Amistad National Recreation Area offers hiking, camping, picnicking, swimming and rock art viewing, but it's best known for water-based recreation like fishing and boating. This binational reservoir is located in Texas on the U.S. and Mexico border, and all of its activities come second to the excitement of a bite on the line.

Black bass, stripers, channel and yellow catfish call anglers to Amistad’s open water, its narrow, steeply walled side canyons and protected coves of the Devils and Pecos Rivers.

Thanks to the fees paid by those who enjoy Amistad, a new fish cleaning station at Rough Canyon will completely replace the old one, which had badly deteriorated due to constant, year-round use. 

The new cleaning station has two 3,500-gallon holding tanks, running water and electricity.  Without the cleaning station, waste receptacles fill up with fish waste and attract rodents, raccoons, feral animals and vultures.  Waste discarded on the ground makes for safety and hygiene hazards.

The new fish cleaning station is integral to the waterfront here, providing safety and convenience for the anglers and families who visit every day.  

Start planning your fishing trip today.

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