Lake Amistad

For the person into water sports, Lake Amistad (which means friendship in Spanish) boasts 100 square miles of surface water filled with millions of stripers and Florida bass, stocked by Fish and Game Department officials so that anglers are practically guaranteed a catch. Clear visibility and a great variety of depths make this a diver's paradise that some call the finest scuba lake in Texas. It is also wonderful for water-skiing, board-sailing or canoeing with hundreds of hidden coves and natural harbors.

Of course, Del Rio is situated on the Rio Grande River and has direct access to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico. Del Rio has colorful historic homes, the Whitehead Memorial Museum-housed in a restored trading post and is the home of the burial site of the real Law West of the Pecos, Judge Roy Bean. It also has the magnificent Val Verde Winery, which is the oldest bonded vineyard in Texas. For more information: