Situated on the United States-Mexico border, Amistad National Recreation Area is known
primarily for excellent year-round, water-based recreation including boating, fishing,
swimming, scuba diving, and waterskiing. Amistad National Recreation Area also provides
opportunities for picnicking, camping, and hunting. Amistad Dam created the reservoir at
the confluence of the Rio Grande, Devils, and Pecos Rivers in 1969. In addition to excellent
recreation, Amistad National Recreation Area is rich in archeology and rock art and contains
a wide variety of plant and animal life. Amistad park headquarters is in Del Rio, Texas,
The group campground offers a private primitive camping space for up to 35 people. The site has a large pavilion, vault toilet, campfire ring, pedestal grill and table. Bring your own water as water is not available at this site. Leashed pets are welcome.
Campers must contact the Visitor Center for the pad lock code prior to camping.
Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.
An individual cannot rent a group campsite for more than 14 days. An individual can only reserve the same group campsite twice within the same calendar year. This limit will be excepted if the group campsite has not been reserved by others 24 hours prior to the desired date.
Amistad National Recreation Area consists of 57,292.44 acres of
federally owned land and is one of the largest tracts of land available for hunting in
southwest Texas. Three ecological zones and three rivers meet at Amistad National
Recreation Area. Plant communities are determined by topography, soil type, and
rainfall and support a wide variety of plant and animal life. Rugged canyons provide
outstanding scenic vistas.
A majority of Amistad National Recreation Area contains Lake
Amistad, which is fed by the Pecos, Rio Grande, and Devils Rivers. Crystal clear
stretches of river, natural springs, and fluctuating reservoir levels support a variety of
aquatic plant and animal species. The recreation area has some of the best bass fishing
in the American Southwest.
Amistad National Recreation Area offers a diverse array of land- and
water-based recreational opportunities, including fishing, swimming, boating, birding,
hiking, picnicking, camping, and hunting. Visitors can experience expansive views,
night skies, and a number of the area’s rock art sites. Examples of facilities that support
these activities include boat ramps, picnic and camping areas, and hiking trails.
10477 Hwy 90 West Del Rio TX 78840
For campground inquiries, please call: 830-775-7491