Lake Amistad is a beautiful reservoir that sits where the Devils River meets the Rio Grande, around 19kms northwest of Del Rio. It was formed in 1969 after the construction of the Amistad Dam, right along the Mexican border. In the past, the area was home to Indigenous Americans and cave paintings can be seen in the area to this day.
Today, Lake Amistad is famous for its beauty and its recreational activities, particularly fishing. It even holds an annual fishing tournament with both national and international competitors.
Boating, water skiing, scuba diving and swimming are just a few of the water based activities that are enjoyed at Lake Amistad. There are plenty of boat ramps found around the 340 metre lake, while its natural surroundings provide visitors with the chance to go hiking, camping and nature walks.