National Recreation Area

Amistad Dog Policy

Amistad National Recreation Area is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Amistad National Recreation Area is centered around the International Amistad Reservoir, and has great opportunities for water sports, hiking, camping, rock art, and exploring cultural history. Amistad National Recreation Area is very large, with the area near the water like an oasis compared to the arid lands nearby.

Amistad National Recreation Area is fairly dog friendly. Dogs are allowed in most parts of the park, including on the water, on trails, and at campgrounds. However, dogs are not allowed at archaeological sites, caves, marinas & docks (except when going directly on and off a boat), or in any buildings. Temperatures can rise quickly here, so please make sure to bring plenty of water for your dog, and do not leave your dog unattended in a vehicle.


Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on trails while on a leash no longer than 6'. The recreation area has a number of trails. You can read more information about the trails on the National Park Service site.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at campgrounds while on a leash. Designated campgrounds are first come, first served. You can get more information about camping at the National Park Service site.

Location & Map

Del Rio


Warning: Hunting is allowed at this location. Please be aware of and familiarize yourself with hunting seasons, and exercise appropriate caution with your dog. During hunting season(s), you may also want to consider having your dog wear a blaze orange vest.

For more information on hunting seasons and policies, please see:

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Note: Policies can change -- please make sure to check official dog/pet policies prior to making plans or booking travel.

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