Amistad National Recreation Area

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Amistad National Recreation Area:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Amistad National Recreation Area

Address:4121 Hwy 90 West
Del Rio, TX 78840

Size: 58,500 acres.
Established: Administered under cooperative agreement with the International Boundary and Water Commission as Amistad Recreation Area, November 11, 1965; authorized as a national recreation area November 28, 1990.
Location:In southwest Texas, west of San Antonio between Del Rio and Langtry. Accessible via US 90 from the east and west and US 277/377 from the north and south.
Facilities:Primitive campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), groceries, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, water-skiing, scuba diving, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Amistad is an international recreation area on the United States-Mexico border. The Amistad Reservoir on the Rio Grande includes 850 miles of lake shoreline, of which 540 are in Texas. Boating and water sports highlight activities in the U.S. section of the reservoir. In addition, the area is rich in archeology and rock art, and contains a wide variety of plant and animal life.

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Originally from Nebraska, he moved to the Ozark region, jig-central since Virgil's Ward's time, and now lives near the shores of Lake Amistad on the Texas-Mexico border, having retired from national competition.
The Lake Amistad in Texas is just one example of the rough terrain.
We were on famed Lake Amistad on the Texas/Mexico border.
McKay has had three top-10 finishes in the two seasons of the women's tour, landing a 7-pound, 1-ounce largemouth this past season for a 10th-place finish at Lake Amistad on the Texas-Mexico border - a venue that has become the favorite of both women and men pro bass anglers, producing exciting record-breaking tournaments.
Total mortality of black bass (Micropterus sp.) captured in three fishing tournaments held on Lake Amistad, Texas, ranged from 0.3 to 64.8% and was directly related to water temperature.
Caption: Charlie Hoover of Del Rio, Texas, finds swimbaits excellent for early prespawn bass at Lake Amistad, on the Texas-Mexico border.
The pair used Lake Amistad and the Pecos River to smuggle drugs into the United States, acting as scouts, unloading the marijuana and assisting with transportation, according to the report.
The local pro also got a confidence boost from a top-10 finish at Lake Amistad in Texas earlier this month during the opening tournament for the women's 2007 tour.
During its development, Brauer tested it extensively in his new home waters of Lake Amistad on the Texas-Mexico border, a clear reservoir known for its deep rocky structure and outsize bass.
So is the iconic and fought-over Rio Grande, whose lower portion flows out of Lake Amistad on the Texas-Mexico border and is the sole supplier of water to much of South Texas.
Fishermen from Lake Amistad have reported nutria as far west along the Rio Grande as Langtry (J.
But the peace and quiet here shouldn't fool any thrill-seeker looking to navigate the waters of the river, whose headwaters begin in the border town of Comstock and flow 60 miles south to Lake Amistad, where it joins the Rio Grande.

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