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Amistad National Recreation Area, Texas4121 Veterans Blvd
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: (830) 775-7491
Description: An oasis in the desert, Amistad National Recreation Area consists of the US portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Amistad, whose name comes from the Spanish word meaning friendship, is best known for excellent water-based recreation, camping, hiking, rock art viewing, and its rich cultural history. Amistad is also home to a wide variety of plant and animal life above and below the water.
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Padre Island National Seashore, Texas20420 Park Road 22
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: (361) 949-8068
Description: Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life. It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and a haven for over 380 bird species. It also has a rich history, including the Spanish shipwrecks of 1554.
Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texasc/o Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
Phone: (432) 477-2251
Description: It is an irresistible playground where unruly rapids check your skills as a canyon wren’s definitive call cascades down ancient limestone cliffs. Below the chasm, the canyon’s raw beauty dances across mirrored water. While the primal nature of the river stirs hunger for spirited adventure, the river is also an undulant ribbon of wetland corridor and, against all odds, the lifeblood of the desert.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas2202 Roosevelt Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: (210) 932-1001
Description: After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. In the early 1700s Apache raided from the north, deadly diseases traveled from Mexico, and drought lingered. Survival lay in the missions. By entering a mission, they foreswore their traditional life to become Spanish, accepting a new religion and pledging fealty to a distant and unseen king.
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