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Adventure Location: Del Rio, Texas
Adventure Date: March, 2018
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The San Pedro Campground at Lake Amistad is about eight miles from the SuperWalmart in Del Rio Texas but it is really an isolated feeling place.  As we were heading back to the Castle the afternoon sun was bearing mightily on the white sides of the Castle showing its location out in the desert. We thought it might interest someone to see the desert vastness and isolation even just outside town.

This first picture was taken with the camera lens at a normal setting. That would be about what your naked eye would see. The camera location was near spur 454 and highway 90 looking toward the San Pedro camping area.

Then the OFM did all the zoom the camera has and took the next picture. After cropping we ended up with this picture which is well more enlarging than simple regular binoculars would give you.

Yes it is remote but easily accessible by the gravel roads.

Later that evening the sunset was playing around in the sky and we were playing along. About a dozen sunset pictures were taken. These next two were taken about ten minutes apart from essentially the same spot. It was hard to believe they were the same sunset.

Yep the deserts of West Texas can be a great place for trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. Your sunset pictures are beautiful. I usually get a good sunset in my location as it goes down over the Pacific, but I can't take a picture to do it justice. I looks very remote and lonely where you are.

  2. I like the peace, tranquility and solitude San Pedro Campground affords. Now if I could only go camping :(

  3. Being isolated yet near a SuperWalmart is the best of both worlds. You lucky dog you.

  4. Well said, Linda Sand!

    Still no sign of Spring Breakers? Maybe they went straight to Big Bend, worried about camping around Amistad?

    Gorgeous pictures! Nice to see spring in the desert.

  5. Nice place, all the room & still close to supplies. Plus those great sunset pictures!

  6. Best of both worlds and the lake looks full. I do miss those great Texas Sunsets. Nice you are able to find solitude.

  7. What a wonderful area and lovely sunset photos.