Ok. On to the next. Its just north of Del Rio, TX…named the nations friendlist boarder town. Crime rate is reportedly almost non existent around here. I did notice a TON of boarder patrol agents and police cruising everywhere around here……anyway, this is yet another campground maintained by the national park service and they do a great job. Not quite boondocking perse….. but 10 bucks a night, 5 If your a senior. First come, first served. Only 15 spots. Can stay 14 days. Was talking to one of the park service workers and he gave me the scoop on a couple other nice spots around here and still part of this national recreation area….ill stay a couple night here, than I'll check them out.. (big bend will just have to wait). No hook ups but I don't need them. My solar is cranking away. There are several potable water stations, trash cans and vault toilets if ya need them. Some sites are level, some aren't. Vzw and att Cell/data service are both strong. Laughlin Air Force base is about 20 minutes south of here and is the largest air force training base in the country. ~350 air force pilots graduate from there every year. More planes take off and land there everyday than any other airport in the country….when I was driving in on rt 90…there was a steady stream of Talons coming and going….right over the road. I hear them buzzing around the lake too. This lake…is really a reservoir. Lake Amistad was a joint project between the US and Mexico. The damn was completed in 1969. Amistad means "friendship". It was made from both the Rio grande and the Devils Rivers. It covers almost 65,000 acres, 851 miles of shoreline (574 in Texas…rest in Mexico) and has a max depth of 217' and like many bodies of water in the SW water levels are low, however it is still a popular rec area and is well known for fantastic bass fishing. Several televised Pro tournaments are held here each year. It is the 2nd biggest lake in Texas. Pretty impressive right? Yeah…glad I stopped! Quiz to follow later…lol.
Great clean park. Make sure you get a spot on the river! Beautiful! Tons of birds and fish jumping! Otters and gators swimming too! Neat to watch the ships pass through the lock. Army corps of engineers camp. Cheap! Only 50 spots and is hard to get a spot!!
No frills. Non bathhouse….blew away in hurricane 🌀. Rebuilt…blew away in next hurricane 🌀. Full hookups 20 bucks with passport America. Cash only. Lots of sport fisherman. Get a spot on the water is a must do. Literally 5 feet from the gulf of Mexico. Sunsets are the most spectacular you will ever see. Tons of birds. Fish jumping. Great stay. A little out of the way, but worth it.
Well maintained. Good amenities. Very clean. Lots of full timers. Older crowd.
Packed in like sardines tho and there is a rules list a mile long and people WILL complain. But I did have a pretty good stay. Prices are fairly high.
Nice place. Lots of permanent residents. Older crowd. Great place to dump, fill tanks, shower, laundry and fill up propane (very competitive pricing…was like 40 cents a gallon cheaper than loves). With passport America it was 22 bucks total. Without 50.
Free. Fire pits, picnic tables, pit toilet and non-potable water. Nice shade. Not crowded at all during the week. Weekends can get pretty full. Manged by the south FL water district. Reserve on their website and if approved get an email with the gate code. Access road is hard packed sand, about a mile long. Filled with monster potholes. Drive slow all will be just fine.