Southwinds Marina on Lake Amistad Featured
6 - 15 April 2015
We stayed here 6-15 April 2015. Overall it was a very nice place to stay. The campground is located high above the now receding water line, but it provides some very nice sunsets. There are a lot of nature trails provided by the National Park Service in the area. The town of Del Rio provided all the supplies we needed, with a few nice restaurants. On the way to visiting the Judge Roy Bean courthouse and home, you will pass over the Pecos River. Stop on the bridge for some magnificent views. Stop by the J&P Bar and Grill in Comstock, TX. We had the best hamburgers ever. We had reservations and arrived on a Monday. The Marina was closed. It is open only on Thursday to Sunday. We found the camp host and he told us what slot to go in. That was about the last time we saw the camp host. We caught up with the Marina personnel when they were open. Watch for the deer when you walk the trails and you may catch a glimpse of an albino deer. Texas offers a free hunting/fishing combination license for disabled veterans. Take your annual letter from the VA to Walmart and they will issue you a license. Also, the National Park Service offers an "Access Pass" to disabled veterans. Use that to access the park, although there were no checkpoints. Over all it was a very relaxing and inexpensive place to stay. We did not use the Marina, Restrooms, or the playground, but they were available.