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Mile 12 & 20 Paddler Camps

Leased Fishing Access on Devils River

Kayak paddler on Devils River

Two paddle-in campsites are available on the west bank of the Devils River in Val Verde County. Two units of the Devils River State Natural Area are also located within this stretch. Reservations are required ($5 per person), and each visitor must have a Devils River Access Permit ($10).

Lease period: November 4, 2015 through August 31, 2021
Reservations: (512) 389-8901
Mile 12 Camp: Latitude: 29.90534, Longitude: -101.044391
Mile 20 Camp: Latitude: 29.828833, Longitude: - 101.025809

Site Description

These leased areas offer riverbank camping on the 47-mile reach between Baker's Crossing and Lake Amistad's Rough Canyon Marina. There is no road access to these paddle-in sites; they are available only to individuals engaged in downriver paddle trips. See Devils River Access Permit Overview for more information and restrictions on site use.

About the River

The Devils is one of the most pristine rivers in the southwestern United States. Despite the beautiful setting, a trip can be challenging to plan and life-threatening if you are not prepared. Before planning a trip:

Fishing Regulations

From the Highway 163 bridge downstream to Dolan Falls, smallmouth and largemouth bass are catch-and-release only. This new regulation took effect September 1, 2017. Other fishes are managed under statewide regulations.