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Amistad National Rec. Area

The oasis of Val Verde County awaits you! This is AMIS' official account- maintained by rangers for public education. #rangerlife #findyourpark

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Due to its isolated location in rugged, isolated geography, the Devils River is considered to be the most unspoiled river in Texas. It runs 94 miles from its point of origin in Sutton County to its terminus at the confluence with the Rio Grande on the US/Mexico border in Val Verde County. Paddling on the river can be the adventure of a lifetime, but it is very dangerous and should only be attempted by those with sufficient experience. #devilsriver #river #nationalparkservice #usinterior #nationalpark   #sharetheexperience #neverstopexploring #optoutside #nationalparkgeek #rei1440project #thegreatoutdoors #natureaddict #exploremore #getoutside #theoutbound #goparks #wildernessculture #amistadnps #amistadnationalrecreationarea #valverdycounty #igtexas NPS Photo / Ranger Mateo
Blackbrush in bloom! #amistadNPS #texasnps #blackbrush #spring
Looking forward to spring! This photo from the gorgeous March of 2015 shows yucca flowers along the Diablo East loop trail against a backdrop of blooming blackbrush (yellow flowers) and huisache (orange flowers) acacia trees, the lake, and the iconic Highway 90 and railroad bridges. #lakeamistad #spring #highway90 #amistadnps #delrio #texasnps
As part of a research collaboration with the San Antonio Zoo, University of Texas-Austin, and Zara Environmental, we are surveying for cave-dependent animals including the endangered Mexican blindcat and the invertebrates that it depends on for food. This week we have SCUBA divers helping gather water samples from Goodenough Springs and other sites, which will be tested for the DNA of elusive cave dwellers. The divers are also helping to retrieve sampling nets which are deployed to capture groundwater invertebrates as they get pushed out by the spring water flow. #research #caves #invertebrates #LakeAmistad #AmistadNPS #TexasNPS #NPS
We will be hosting #TexasNPS on twitter today from 3 to 4 pm Central. Our twitter handle is @AmistadNPS. Join Park Rangers from all over Texas as we discuss this week's theme: Gateways to New Experiences at Texas National Parks. Hope to see you there! #ParkChat #NPS
Join us for a Ranger lead Family Friendly Hike on Saturday, January 20th! This easy, 2 hour hike will meet at the Amistad NRA Visitor at 9 AM. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water, and dress for the appropriate weather. Great for people of all ages, and perfect for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts who want to fulfill their hiking requirement. #findyourpark #hiking #family #easy #trail #adventure #outdoors #AmistadNPS #DelRio #TexasNPS
Millipede on the move! These segmented invertebrates enjoy eating dead matter, fungi, and insects and can be found all over the U.S. #insects #desert #amistadNPS #texasnps
Huntsman spiders are known for hunting and forging for their next meal instead of building webs. #spiders #arachnids #LakeAmistad #AmistadNPS #TexasNPS #DelRio #findyourpark
Sunrise from Viewpoint Road at Diablo East. #earlymornings #sunrise #AmistadNPS #LakeAmistad #texasnps #findyourpark #NPS
Due to drops in water level over the past 6 weeks, a variety of hazards are popping up in the waters of the recreation area. Please use extra caution when boating on the waters in the recreation area, especially near shorelines or in canyons and coves. Pictured is the old Highway 277 which is normally under water. Current conditions have exposed the remnants of the old road which connects the 277S day use area to the 277N campground. #nps #nationalparkservice #usinterior #nationalpark   #sharetheexperience #findyourpark #neverstopexploring #optoutside #nationalparkgeek #rei1440project #igtexas #thegreatoutdoors #adventure #natureaddict #exploremore #getoutside #theoutbound #goparks #valverdecounty #Texas #wildernessculture #amistadnationalrecreationarea NPS Photo / Ranger Mateo
Congratulations to the new graduates of the DOI Motor Boat Operator Certification Course of 2017 at Amistad National Recreation Area! Participants were from Amistad, the International Boundary and Water Commission, US Air Force, and the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center. #underthetexassky #usinterior #lakeamistad #usairforce #nationalparkservice #InternationalBoundary andWaterCommission #delriotx #Texas #rangerlife #ocotillo #mocc #ibwc #adventure #neverstopexploring #optoutside #forceofnature
Members of the Amistad Search and Recovery Team practice recovery techniques in the Devils River, just shy of Big Satan Canyon at Devils River State Natural Area. #devilsriver #scubadiving #nationalparkservice #usinterior #sharetheexperience #neverstopexploring #fypyes #optoutside #encuentratuparque #nationalparkgeek #rei1440project #igtexas #thegreatoutdoors #adventure #natureaddict #exploremore #getoutside   #theoutbound #goparks #valverdecounty #Texas #wildernessculture #amistadnationalrecreationarea NPS Photo/ Ranger Mateo
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