Resaca de la Palma State Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park

Things to Do

 World Birding Center Inc. Logo 200x129As part of the World Birding Center, Brownsville’s Resaca de la Palma boasts the largest tract of native habitat in the World Birding Center network. Etched by ancient curves of the Rio Grande, its 1,200 semi-tropical acres provide a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of an international urban center only a few miles away. Through the cooperation of local and federal land management agencies, a wilderness preserved from days gone by is open to nature adventurers for the first time.

The World Birding Center visitors center is the portal to over eight miles of trails, four decks that overlook the four miles of resaca, and a 2.76-mile tram loop that winds through the park. A tram leaves the visitor center every hour on the half hour. Visitors need to park in the parking lot; private vehicles are not allowed within the park. Resaca’s many trails can be accessed by tram, hiking, biking or walking.

Equipment Rentals

The Texas State Park Store "Sabal" offers a variety of field guides and books, plus shirts, hats, and a great variety of gift items. Need a snack? The Sabal offers a good selection of cold beverages, snacks and ice cream. The store also rents the following equipment for use at the park.

 

  • Bicycles: regular, children's, tandems and trikes:  $5 - $12 per day
  • Binoculars:  $3 per day

Ranger Programs

 

  • Bird Walk
  • Butterfly Walk
  • Nature Hike
  • Nature Tram Tours
  • Trail Blazers
  • School and group field trips
  • Yoga in the Park

Special Events:

  • Archery 101
  • Jolly Night Hike
  • Junior Ranger Camp
  • Night Hike

 

    Check the Events Calendar for times and dates of these programs and other special events and workshops scheduled throughout the year.

    Custom nature programs for your group are available by request. Call (956) 350-2920 for more information.

     

    Area Attractions

    The World Birding Center is based on a partnership between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Rio Grande Valley communities, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It consists of a network of nine distinctly different birding sites, set along a 120-mile historic river road – each sponsored by one of the Valley’s nine partner communities.

    1000 New Carmen Ave. (off Hwy. 281 or FM 1732)
    Brownsville, TX 78521

    Latitude: 25.996275

    Longitude: -97.5712694

    (956) 350-2920

    Entrance Fees
    • Adult Day Use: $4 Daily
    • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
    Hours

    Park:  Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m..
    Office:  Open daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Visitors Center:  Open Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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