Del Rio, Texas
Nice day with some wind and moderate temperatures.
A hundred miles was added to the truck today as I checked out every access point to the lake. There is not many for a lake this size. Here is a picture from Govenors Landing access point looking north alond the hwy. 90 bridge over a finger of the lake. It is a well maintained area, but the campground will only accept little rvs or tents. My 22 foot trailer is too big for this location. When you go to the 277North area this picnic area awaits you. The limited camping facilities there are $4 a night. Nice pad, gravel and level, shade shelter, table, area pit toilet. No electricity, water or sewage dump. However behind the COC in Del rio is a dump and water supply for free. That is about 8 miles each way. For those over 62 it is $2 a night. This camp is right near the water and you can put in a boat 50-100 feet from your camp. I may give it a try on my way through here next time.
On out and around to the north along the Devils River is the Rough Canyon Marina and baot ramps. See for your self it is rough out there. There were about 40 boat trailers in the parking lot so this is a popular place. If you are into fishing or water sports this is THE PLACE. Deep clear water without underwater obstructions near the surface.
Today while fishing I was fooled about how deep the water is. It is so clear that I thought my lure had hung on a rock in about two feet of water. I could see it very clearly. The water was deeper than my 7 foot rod. I tried to knock it loose with my rod tip and the tip could not get anywhere close to the rock. I have no idea how deep it actually was. On one of the information boards at a boat launch ramp, skin diving was the topic. Aparently Amistad is a major diving destination. They claim visability in the winter and spring in the range of 30 feet. That is very good. There were many locations that will allow me to launch my kayak very safely.
Kayaking in the future may be another way I try to have toooo much fun. TheOFM