Texas July 11, 2018
The Clearest Lake In Texas Is Almost Too Beautiful To Be Real
Texas is filled with natural beauty from rolling green pastures to panoramic mountaintop views and everything in between. One highly underrated spot is Lake Amistad, a borderland paradise with some of the clearest water you’ve ever seen. It’s reminiscent of a faraway tropical oasis, yet it’s right here in the Lone Star State. See for yourself:
Amistad means "friendship" in Spanish, and we can't think of a better way to bond with the ones you love most than creating unforgettable memories in the state's clearest water.
People visit the lake for water recreation, camping, hiking, and viewing incredible Native American rock art.
With miles of wide open water, Amistad is a boater's paradise perfect for fishing, water skiing, and taking a good old summer's day cruise. The main launch ramps are located at Diablo East, Rough Canyon, Box Canyon, and Southwinds.
Passes are $4 for one day, $10 for three, and $40 for a whole year. They can be purchased either at the Visitor's Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or an automated permit machine.
There's no better way to escape the scorching desert heat than diving into a cool, refreshing body of water. Temperatures range from 54 during wintertime to a much more comfortable 86 in the summer.
Swim areas are located at Governors Landing and Diablo East, the latter of which also has a SCUBA cove for certified divers. With 30' of visibility in some spots, there's no better place to explore the water's depths.
Hiking is also a popular activity here. Several trails wind throughout the Diablo East area and are waiting to be embarked upon.
The Sunrise Trail begins at the Visitor's Center and ends at Spur 454, the Figueroa Trail provides breathtaking views of the lake, and a nature trail shows you some of the park's most unique flora as well as offering challenges for the more advanced hiker.
All in all, Lake Amistad is a gorgeous place to visit whether you like to fish, boat, swim, hike, or all of the above.
Being that it's in one of the most uncharted territories in the state, the water is some of the least polluted and clearest you've ever seen - not to mention the remote location will have you feeling like you're in a faraway tropical paradise.
Have you ever been to Lake Amistad? Where else in Texas has unbelievably clear water?
For more awesome lakes to check out this summer, head on over to our previous article:
14 Gorgeous Lakes to Visit in Texas This Summer.