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Governor’s Landing Campground Amistad Reservoir, TX Review

Campground Info

Location: 29.478913, -101.028844
Cost: $10
Camping Limit: None
Amenities: Potable Water, Vault Toilets, Shade Structure, Picnic Table, Fire Ring, Grill, Tent Pad

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Essentials Nearby

Town: Del Rio, TX – 13 miles
Gas Station: Exxon – 2 miles
Dump Station & Potable Water: Diablo East Rd – 2.2 miles (Free Dump & Potable Water)
Grocery Store: Dollar General – 5.8 miles

Cell Phone Service

Verizon – Good
AT&T – Good

Nearby Attractions

Governors Landing Bridge0.1 miles
Diablo East Swimming Area – 3 miles
Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site – 30 miles
Kickapoo Cavern State Park – 65 miles
Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area – 89 miles
Fort Lancaster State Historic Park – 140 miles
Big Bend National Park – 204 miles

entrance sign to governors landing campground near del rio texas on the amistad reservoir
Governor’s Landing Campground is in the Amistad National Recreation Area in Texas.

Governor’s Landing Campground Info

Governor’s Landing Campground is a neat little campground located on the Amistad Reservoir near the border between Mexico and Texas.

The 15 campsites are pretty small and the largest recommended RV or trailer size is 28 feet.

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It’s only $10 a night to camp there and there’s a really simple card pay station at the entrance where you input the campsite number and days you want to stay.

card pay station at governors landing campground near del rio texas on the amistad reservoir
Card pay station at the Governor’s Landing Campground in Texas

I like that you can pay with a credit card because some campgrounds only take cash and it can be hard to get exact change when traveling.

One thing to note about this place is most of the campsites are very unlevel because the campground is on a hill that leads down to the Amistad Reservoir.

The hill offers fantastic views of the water but it means slanted campsites.

There are 3 campsites that are fairly level but be ready to get out the leveling blocks if you want to comfortably camp here.

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leveling motorhome in the governors landing campground near del rio texas on the amistad reservoir
Leveling blocks under a motorhome in a campsite at Governor’s Landing Campground

If you have a travel trailer it will be easier to get level since the front to back is so easy to adjust but if you’re in a motorhome like us it will take a little work to get yourself in a campable position.

Before the pay station, there’s an option to turn left to get to a few campsites.

If you are in a big rig I don’t recommend following that road unless you scout ahead to see if there’s a campsite available and there room for you to turn around.

vault toilets at the end of governors landing campground near del rio texas on the amistad reservoir
Turn around loop at the end of Governor’s Landing Campground.

If you go straight past the pay station and into the main camping area there’s a small loop at the end you can turn around in.

It’s a little tight but most RVs should be able to use it.

One really nice thing about this campground is the clean vault toilets, trash cans, and potable water hydrants located throughout the campground.

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water and trash in governors landing campground on the amistad reservoir near del rio texas
Garbage and potable water hydrant at Governor’s Landing Campground Texas

The hydrants are threaded and can be connected to garden hoses which means you can easily fill up your RV while you’re there.

pull through campsite governors landing campground near del rio texas on the amistad reservoir
Pull through campsites at Governor’s Landing Campground on Amistad Reservoir Texas.

It’s a pretty even split between pull through campsites and back in ones. The back in campsites seemed to be more level than the pull-throughs.

campsite overlooking the lake at governors landing campground near del rio texas on the amistad reservoir
Fire pit, BBQ, shade structure, picnic table, and tent spot in a campsite at Governor’s Landing Campground.

At every campsite, there’s a fire pit, BBQ, metal shade structure, a picnic table, and a tent spot.

While very unlevel, every campsite was actually really nice and most had a way to get down to the water.

There’s also a day use area you can access from the campground where there are more places to swim.

The water is cold in Amistad Reservoir but the weather was warm enough to swim even in March.

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back in campsite in the governors landing campground near del rio texas on the amistad reservoir
Campsite down the left road at Governor’s Landing Campground.

My Review Of Governor’s Landing Campground

We spent 4 nights in this campground, and from what I saw this is mostly a spot for travelers to spend a few days and continue on their way.

Most of the campsites filled up by 8 pm and then emptied out by noon. There didn’t seem to be any locals there at all, not even on the weekend.

The views from the campsites facing the main part of the reservoir are amazing. It’s a great place to relax for a few days and maybe even enjoy some swimming and fishing.

You are camping right next to a highway but the road noise wasn’t that bad.

There are trails leading down to the water but there’s also the day use area where you can drive closer to the water and even explore under the Governor’s Landing bridge that goes across the reservoir.

The potable water is good and the bathrooms were clean and well maintained.

I wish the campsites were a little more level but for $10 a night it is a really great campground.

There’s a free dump station about 2 miles away on Diablo East Rd. So if you need to empty your holding tanks it’s just a quick drive.

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We thought the wind would be really bad up on the hill in March but it was actually pretty calm most of the time and warm enough to swim.

For extra large RVs, I recommend having a plan B campground if you are planning on spending a night here on your way to somewhere else.

There are a few spots that could fit larger trailers or motorhomes but it’s not a guarantee that one of those sites will be open.

Overall, Governor’s Landing campground was an amazing place to camp and I highly recommend stopping there if you’re in the area.

The water is fresh and clean and the campsites are really nice to hang out in. Oh and the sunsets are amazing here.

Have any questions about Governor’s Landing Campground? Leave a comment below. 

by Jenni
Jenni grew up in a small town in Idaho. With a family that loves camping, she has been towing trailers since a very young age.

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