A pawsome outdoor adventure awaits you and your pup at the Amistad National Recreation Area! Comprising the US portion of the International Amistad Reservoir, this 57,000-acre site is renowned for its myriad water- and land-based recreational activities that draw nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts from near and far.
Four-legged guests are welcome in most parts of Amistad, and athletic pups will be pleased to know that there are miles of trails to explore here, from easy strolls to more difficult hikes. If you and Fido prefer something more leisurely, check out the 0.3-mile interpretive nature trail at Diablo East. This path is pawfect for visitors who would like to learn about the various plants in the area. In addition, it offers puptastic views of Lake Amistad.
For a longer walk, hit the 1.5-mile Sunrise Trail on the old Brite Ranch. Linking the park's visitor center and Spur 454, this route offers several opportunities to view plants and birds. Benches dot the way, so you and Fido may pawse, rest your legs, and take in the furrific lake views. If you're up for a challenge, take on the Figueroa Trail on the old Figueroa Ranch. This trail is actually a series of rolling trails that will lead you and Fido through desert and shrubland plants, as well as reward you with views of the lake and dam. Remember to bring enough water for you and your hiking buddy, and watch out for venomous snakes.
Other things that you and your furry sidekick can enjoy together at Amistad are boating, swimming, picnicking, and camping. Wherever you go in the NRA, always keep your pooch on a 6-foot leash and clean up after them. Bring clean-up bags, and water too! Note that doggos are not allowed in all administrative buildings, archaeological sites, caves, and rock shelters. All marinas, walkways, docks, and launch ramps are also off-limits, except when going directly to or from a boat.
For an unfurgettable experience near Del Rio, plan a visit to the Amistad National Recreation Area!