I find this so ironic. This National Recreation Area is called Amistad (friendship in Spanish). It’s located right at the border with Mexico in Southern Texas.
Now, if there is one thing I remember from that trip is that the Border Patrol wasn’t exactly friendly. This is far from being a political post, but I will tell you I was glad I had my passport on me (even though I never went to Mexico… on that trip that is). I saw countless people being searched, handcuffed on the ground, helicopters flying over. I understand wanting to protect our borders and preventing illegal immigration. I do. But it was definitely an experience.
On to more pleasant things now. The park is actually really beautiful. I stopped at Diablo East to see a beautiful view of Lake Amistad as well as the US-90 Bridge. The Southern shore is in Mexico. The Northern shore is in the United States. Then I stopped at Pecos River. That’s a really cool spot where Pecos River meets the Rio Grande. You can also see the Parida Cave Archeological Site right by the boat dock.
Make sure to click on the gallery. You’ll see a panoramic of the lake. I stitched it together with 4 or 5 photos.