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Amistad National Recreation Area and Seminole Canyon
On the Rio Grande, Texas


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Observation area at Amistad Reservoir

Observation area at Amistad Reservoir

This branch of the reservoir does not quite connect to the main lake in times of low water, forming a separate lake running north up the Pecos River Canyon.

Pecos River, Amistad National Recreation Area, Texas

Date photographed: March 29, 2014
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Steps down to the Pecos River branch of Amistad Reservoir

Steps down to the Pecos River branch of Amistad Reservoir

Highway 90 crosses the Pecos River branch of Amistad Reservoir here on a high bridge. A little further north the Southern Pacific Railroad crosses the canyon on a similar bridge 322 feet high. It was built in 1892 (replaced in 1949) and is still in use by Amtrak passenger service

Pecos River, Amistad National Recreation Area, Texas

Date photographed: March 29, 2014
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Visitor center and overlook at Seminole Canyon State Park

Visitor center and overlook at Seminole Canyon State Park

Seminole Canyon State Park and Historical Site is known for its petroglyphs. They are found at Fate Bell Shelter, in the small canyon seen here in the distance, and Panther Cave, which can only be reached by boat on Amistad Reservoir.

Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site, Texas

Date photographed: March 29, 2014
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Highway and railroad bridges across Amistad Reservoir

Highway and railroad bridges across Amistad Reservoir

Amistad Dam on the Rio Grande was built cooperatively by Mexican and American government agencies in 1969. The Devils River, flowing in from the north, creates a major fork of the reservoir, crossed here by highway and railroad. The American shoreline is protected as Amistad National Recreation Area.

Governors Landing, Devils River, Amistad National Recreation Area, Texas

Date photographed: March 30, 2014
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