Resaca de la Palma State Park

1000 New Carmen Rd.
Brownsville, TX 78521- Map It
(956) 350-2920

AAA Editor Notes

Resaca de la Palma State Park is at 1000 New Carmen Rd. The summer tanager, yellow-breasted chat, black-bellied whistling duck and purple gallinule are just some of the bird species that call this 1,200-acre park home. On the grounds are more than 11 miles of biking, hiking and walking trails; a visitor center; and four observation decks. Visitors can take a tram tour, rent bikes and binoculars and participate in bird walks, butterfly walks, nighttime hiking trips and other activities. Note: During the summer months visitors are advised to visit in the early morning or late afternoon, wear a hat and bring mosquito repellent. Guided tours are available. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$4; $2 (ages 65+); free (ages 0-12 and those born before Sept. 1930). Bike rentals $5-$12 per day. Binocular rentals $3 per day.
Hours: Grounds daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center Wed.-Sun. 8-5.