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LAKE AMISTAD
Del Rio, Texas

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Amistad Reservoir

From: Swimming to Mexico - Part IV

The big attraction of course is Lake Amistad. With 1000 miles of shoreline and 65,000 acres, this is one lake in Texas (and Mexico) that is not over-fished. Besides fishing, Lake Amistad offers swimming, boating and even scuba diving.

Managed by the National Park Service, the headquarters is on Hwy 90 just west of Del Rio limits. The U.S. side has 3 marinas with one reserved for Air Force personnel. The Mexican side has a marina and a Mexican fishing license is required if you fish that side, but it is sold at the U.S. marinas as well.

CIUDAD ACUNA has a population of nearly 120,000 but is surprisingly clean and tranquil compared to other border towns. The Dam at Lake Amistad is a good photo opportunity for the magnificent twin eagle statues (fraternal not identical). If one is there at dusk, a flag lowering ceremony takes place on the Mexican side with the Mexican national anthem provided by a tape on a cassette recorder.

Every October the two cities have a month long Celebration of Friendship, with races, beauty pageants and all sorts of festivities, which proves that U.S.– Mexican relations would fare better without politicians.

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Lake Amistad eagles
The dramatic Lake Amistad eagles of Del Rio/ Ciudad Acuna were sent in by Bill Sontag of Del Rio, Texas who made a special trip to insure their inclusion.
December, 2007 photo

A Trip to Lake Amistad:

Swimming to Mexico - Part IV
Water: Fort Clark and San Felipe Springs, Lake Amistad and Devil’s River
Towns:  Brackettville, Del Rio and Ciudad Acuna

SWIMMING TO MEXICO Part III
Water: Medina, Sabinal, Nueces and Leona Rivers and Rio Frio
Towns: Utopia and Uvalde

SWIMMING TO MEXICO Part II
Water: Guadalupe River
Towns: Boerne, Comfort, Center Point and Kerrville

SWIMMING TO MEXICO Part I
Water: McKinney Falls, Aquarena Springs, San Marcos, Blanco and Pedernales Rivers
Towns: San Marcos, Wimberley and Blanco

SWIMMING TO MEXICO introduction

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