Governors Landing Campground Pictures & Reviews At Amistad National Recreational Area In Texas

by Adam on February 21, 2011

The Amistad National Recreational Area Visitor Center Sign

The Amistad National Recreational Area Visitor Center Sign

When you go to Amistad National Recreational Area in Southern Texas your options for any kind of comfortable camping are rather limited.  Amistad National Recreational Area offers five campgrounds and has a total of 79 campsites.  The campground (if you can call it that) at Governors Landing is the only campground of the five at Amistad that has potable water.  The cost to stay at Governors Landing is $8.00 per night and the cost to stay at any of the other campgrounds is $4.00 per night.

An Amistad Governors Landing Campsite With A Nice View

An Amistad Governors Landing Campsite With A Nice View

The campsites at Amistad National Recreational Area have picnic tables and shelters.  Pit toilets are located at the campground and water spigots are also located in the campground.  At 15 sites, the Governors Landing campground is rather small and is available for tents or RVs up to 28 feet.  If you have a 28-foot RV in this campground it would be a little tricky to maneuver it but it can be done.  The sights at this campground are nice and the sunsets in the area can be stunning but aside from that this campground doesn’t have much going for it.

The Same Amistad Governors Landing Campsite With No Good Place To Put Up A Tent

The Same Amistad Governors Landing Campsite With No Good Place To Put Up A Tent

The campground does not seem to be well suited for tent camping.  At some (maybe all) campsites in the Governors Landing campground there is nowhere to comfortably put a tent.  A small one might fit on the cement under the picnic shelter or something a little bigger can be put up on the rocks next to the picnic shelter.  A small RV would be your best bet for camping at the Governors Landing campground at Amistad National Recreational Area.

The Amistad National Recreational Area Governors Landing Campground Pit Toilet Building

The Amistad National Recreational Area Governors Landing Campground Pit Toilet Building

If you want to camp at Amistad National Recreational Area you may want to find somewhere else to camp besides the campgrounds in the park (or at least the Governors Landing campground).  At $8.00 per night for Governors Landing Campground and $4.00 for the other campgrounds that offer no services (not even potable water) they do make for cheap places to spend a night, however it would be worth it to spend a few more dollars and go somewhere else.

The Amphitheater At The Governors Landing Campground At Amistad National Recreational Area

The Amphitheater At The Governors Landing Campground At Amistad National Recreational Area

Campsites at Amistad National Recreational Area may not be reserved and are strictly first come first served.  They don’t often fill up so chances are you’ll be able to get a campsite at Governors Landing or another more primitive campground whenever you happen to show up. Like many campgrounds in the National park System there is an amphitheater at the Governors Landing campground but it showed no signs of being used during a stay in February 2011

Amistad National Recreational Area Sunset Photo Near Governors Landing Campground

Amistad National Recreational Area Sunset Photo Near Governors Landing Campground

If you don’t mind doing a little more driving, the Seminole Canyon State Park campground about 20-30 miles up the road offers potable water, showers and wi-fi with the camping and park admission fees for one person for one night starting at $15.00.  It is a much nicer campground and a much more comfortable place to spent the night for tent campers (especially) and RVs as well!

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