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Mission Statement

Amistad National Recreation Area is one of more than 380 National Park Service areas that protect natural and cultural resources and provide for public enjoyment of those resources. Amistad National Recreation Area's mission is "to provide for public outdoor recreation and use of the lands and waters associated with the United States portion of the reservoir known as Lake Amistad, located on the boundary between the State of Texas and Mexico; and protect the scenic, scientific, cultural, and other values contributing to the public enjoyment of such land and waters."

Description

Amistad- the name means "friendship" in Spanish- is a 65,000-acre recreation area on the Texas and Mexico international border. Located at the convergence of the Rio Grande, Devils, and Pecos Rivers, Amistad offers excellent recreation opportunities, including boating, fishing, hunting, sailing, and camping.

Amistad's waters are exceptionally clear and blue due to a limestone lake floor and a lack of loose soil in the area. Warm weather year round makes Amistad a mecca for visitors from the US, Mexico, and other countries as well as a winter haven for retirees. Amistad is also home to 10,000 years of human history, including spectacular rock art.

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http://www.nps.gov/amis

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