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Nov 4, 2012 - Amistad National Recreation Area

Amistad National Recreation Area This is our Second RV Volunteer assignment at Governors Land, Amistad NRA. Ranger Drew McGahan contacted us and asked if we would be interested in returning. Drew is an outstanding young Ranger with a great family. How could we not return. Amistad Staff like all NPS staff we have worked with, are great folks. We thoroughly enjoy working with NPS Staff.

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May 27, 2012 - Amistad National Recreation Are

Awoke to heavy marine layer which is good! Had a lazy Sunday morning catching up on the journal and Bob reading NYT on his iPad. The Amistad National Recreational Center and Reservoir is a result of the confluence of the Rio Grande, Pecos and Devils Rivers. Aside from water sports, this is a huge bass tournament center because of the abundance of bass. We went to the Amistad Dam which was built between 1964 and 1969 by the US and Mexico. Amistad (friendly in Spanish) is known as the “transparent” US/Mexican border because of the frequent...

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May 26, 2012 - Big Bend to Amistad National Recreational Area

Just a little wind. We have to drive 190 miles to Amistad National Recreation Area near Del Rio, another Mexican border town. Pepper has been a real travel pain as he insists on trying to look out windows, not just one but all! Gave him a Benadryl yesterday which did no good. This morning we put the back bench down, lined it with a towel and got out the seat belts. As soon as we leave the park he will have his seat belt on and anchored to the bench! Stopped for ice and waters at the gas station. It is about 70 miles to Marathon where we...

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Nov 4, 2011 - Amistad National Recreation Area

Amistad National Recreation Area November 4, 2012 - April 8, 2014 November 2 - December 15, 2011 GOVERNORS LANDING CAMP HOST 15 Camp Sites with a covered picnic table and a BBQ grill. Generally, the sites are suitable for RVs less than 28 feet. However, there are some sites that can accommodate larger RV's. There is a loop adequate for larger RV's with Toads to maneuver within the camp area. Governors Landing is the only NPS campground at Amistad with potable water. The closest dump station is located about 3 miles, at Diablo...

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Nov 6, 2009 - Lake Amistad & Amistad Dam

The Amistad Dam was a joint project between US and Mexico, in the center of the dam there is a monument and it marks the border between the US and Mexico. We could walk to the center of the dam to take pictures but without passports we could not cross, we only wanted the pictures anyway.

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Mar 4, 2009 - Amistad National Reacreation Area

Today we drove to Eagle Pass, TX which is on the Mexican border. Our next stop for the day was Del Rio, TX and the Amistad National Recreation Area. This is a reservoir that was a joint venture with the Mexican government and impounds the Rio Grande River. It is a large reservoir of After parking the camper we took the Tracker and explored several parts of the area. Seeing border patrol vehicles is a common event. So far they have not stopped us yet!

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Jan 21, 2009 - Amistad Dam and Del Rio Museum

Haven’t done much lately, just our usual trips to town for water, dump, groceries, etc. We did go to the group camp area last Thursday morning for coffee and to listen to a ranger talk about his experiences. He dragged his 15-minute talk into an hour and it was only in the 40’s so we got pretty chilly listening to him. Friday we went to town to get Bob a fishing license and some “worms”. One of the other campers, Milton, is going to take him out in his boat one of these days and he wants to be prepared. On Saturday Del Rio had a big Winter...

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Mar 18, 2008 - Amistad National Recreation Area, near Del Rio, TX

Right now we are camped in a RV park in Del Rio but it is right next to the Amistad National Recreation Area that we will camp in on Thursday. Today we took a trip out to where we will be camping to get the lay of the land. Then we stopped by our RV park and we ran into a couple we know that will be at the reunion on Thursday. They are Gary and Bea from Idaho. They were trying to get in the RV park we are in, but it was full. The we went to the Whitehead Memorial Museum. It is a collection of buildings with artifacts and collections in many...

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