Lake Use Fees
Amistad NRA charges a "Lake
Use Fee" for all watercraft requiring State
registration. Lake use fees for the US side
of Amistad Reservoir are $4/day (24 hours
from time of purchase) or $40 for an annual
permit. The annual permit is good for one
year from the month of purchase. Amistad NRA
also offers a "3 day" (72 hours from time of
purchase) lake use permit for $10.
Senior and Access Pass holders are
entitled to a 50% discount
on user fees.
Boating permits can be purchased at
Amistad Visitor Information Center 7 days a
week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or at automated
teller machines located at Diablo East,
Rough Canyon, and the Pecos boat ramps.
current Mexico boat permit and fishing
license information, go to
or call 619.233.4324.
Mexican permits can also be obtained at:
Amistad Marine (Ranger boat
dealer on Hwy 90 West across from Spur 454),
(Chevron at the intersection of Hwy 90 W &
Hwy 277 N) (830)774-5670.
main launch ramps are located at Diablo
East, Rough Canyon, Box Canyon, and Southwinds
(LAFB) Marina. Ramps are also available at
Blackbrush Point, 277 North, 277 South, Spur
406, Spur 454 and the Pecos River. Depending
on lake conditions, these ramps may or may
not be open.
Water-skiing is permitted at Lake Amistad.
There is no commercial skiing available,
so you must bring you own boat and skis or
rent them from the marina at Diablo East or
When skiing, please be courteous to all
others on the lake and ski safely by staying
out of dangerous and shallow areas, and by
learning hand signals to communicate with
your driver and spotter. Always wear a PFD
and never ski under the influence
of drugs or alcohol. Avoid fatigue; know
when enough is enough and listen to your
body. Skiing all day in the hot sun can lead
to injuries. It is your responsibility to
know all boating safety rules and
and slip rentals, fuel, bait, ice, snacks,
and beverages are available at Lake Amistad
Marina at Diablo East, and Rough Canyon
Diablo East Marina
Rough Canyon Marina