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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 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
Many people ask about the conditions at the confluence of the Pecos River and the Rio Grande. Usually, they want to know if the plug is navigble. There are a number of factors that contribute to fluctuations in water level. Over the winter the water level in the reservoir rose considerably. That was one of the factors leading to higher water levels in the Rio Grande and Pecos Rivers. As the reservoir level has decreased, so has the the level in the rivers. The Pecos plug is still navigable by a prop boat, but we always suggest jet boats. This picturewas taken on February 28, 2017. Conditions on the rivers continue to change; always exercise caution while boating. #pecosriver #nationalparkservice #usinterior #nationalpark   #sharetheexperience #neverstopexploring #optoutside #nationalparkgeek #rei1440project #igtexas #thegreatoutdoors #adventure #natureaddict #exploremore #getoutside   #theoutbound #goparks #valverdecounty #Texas #wildernessculture #amistadnationalrecreationarea NPS Photo/ Ranger Mateo
The blackbrush is blooming, spring is coming early to the brushlands of Southwest Texas! Early blooms in Texas include blackbrush (yellow blossoms pictured), claret cup cactus, ocitillo, and laurel. Big Bend has already had bluebonnets, but we're still waiting. Stay tuned! #nps200 #nationalparkservice #usinterior #nationalpark   #sharetheexperience #neverstopexploring #optoutside #lakeamistad #diabloeast #blackbrush #springflowers #nationalparkgeek #rei1440project #igtexas #thegreatoutdoors #adventure #natureaddict #exploremore #getoutside   #theoutbound #goparks #valverdecounty #Texas #wildernessculture #amistadnationalrecreationarea NPS Photo / Ranger Mateo
Members of the Amistad Search and Recovery Team participated in a training and clean up effort in the Rough Canyon section of the park this week. The unseasonably warm weather this week provided great conditions for divers to be in the water. The team pulled a large amount of litter out of the lake. Pease remember, folks, "Don't Mess With Texas"- help keep our lake and lands clean. Everyone can do their part by disposing of trash properly (pack it in, pack it out). #nps200 #nationalparkservice #usinterior #nationalpark  #amistadnps #lakeamistad #sharetheexperience #findyourpark #neverstopexploring #optoutside #encuentratuparque #nationalparkgeek #rei1440project #igtexas #thegreatoutdoors #scubadiving #searchandrecovery #adventure #natureaddict #exploremore #getoutside   #theoutbound #goparks #valverdecounty #Texas #wildernessculture #amistadnationalrecreationarea NPS Photo / Ranger Mateo
Confluence is a place where rivers come together, but it also means a process of merging. There are many different approaches that may be feasible to accomplish a single task. However, cooeration and a confluence of ideas bring a broader perspective, a wider knowledge base, and the potential for a more efficient, effective end result. Confluence of ideas brings insight and opportunity to the table. Next time you're at a confluence, what ideas are you going to bring to the mix? #nps100 #nationalparkservice #usinterior #nationalpark   #sharetheexperience #findyourpark #riogrande #neversropexploring #fypyes #optoutside #encuentratuparque #nationalparkgeek #confluence #igtexas #thegreatoutdoors #adventure #natureaddict #exploremore #getoutside   #theoutbound #goparks #valverdecounty #Texas #wildernessculture #riogrande #amistadnationalrecreationarea NPS Photo / Ranger MM
Last Monday, November 14th, staff members of Amistd National Recreation Area took a field trip to Seminole Canyon State Park. This trip served as a team building activity and an opportunity for both new and seasoned staff to learn more about the cultural and natural resources in Southwest Texas. Seminole Canyon is renowned for its stellar collection of ancient Trans Pecos Style pictographs on the walls of rock shelters. For a tour of Seminole Canyon, contact the park office at 432-292-4464 or visit their website and Facebook page for more details. #nps100 #nationalparkservice #usinterior #nationalpark  #statepark #sharetheexperience #findyourpark #txstateparks #neversropexploring #optoutside #encuentratuparque #nationalparkgeek #rei1440project #igtexas #thegreatoutdoors #adventure #natureaddict #exploremore #getoutside   #theoutbound #goparks #valverdecounty #Texas #wildernessculture #seminolecanyonstatepark #amistadnationalrecreationarea NPS Photo/ Ranger Mateo
Amistad National Recreation Area is a lot more than just reservoir lake. The park also includes lengthy expenses of the rivers on the Pecos, Devils, and Rio Grande. Some of our most interesting resources are on the rivers, but visiting them is difficult if you do not have boat. Rangers recently took a trip to survey Parida Cave. Water levels have risen and that provides new challenges with navigating waterways. #nps100 #nationalparkservice #usinterior #nationalpark   #sharetheexperience #findyourpark #neversropexploring #riogrande #optoutside #encuentratuparque #nationalparkgeek #rei1440project #igtexas #thegreatoutdoors #adventure #natureaddict #exploremore #getoutside   #theoutbound #goparks #valverdecounty #Texas #wildernessculture #river #boating #amistadnationalrecreationarea NPS Photo / Ranger DR
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