Resaca de la Palma SP

About the Area

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 1200 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 & federal land management agencies, a wilderness preserved from days gone by is open to nature adventurers for the first time. the park features 1,200 acres of native semi-tropical brushland. There are many opportunities for guided wildlife viewing, including an interpretive “Nature Tram Tour”, as well as hiking and biking trails

Photography Assets

  • feeding stations,

  • bird blinds,

  • water features

In Focus...

Easy Access Species:

  • Parrots and Parakeets

Site Specialties:

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Access Information, Amenities and Accessibility

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The World Birding Center visitors’ center is the portal to over 6 miles of trails, 4 decks that overlook the 4 miles of resaca, and a 3.2 mile tram loop that winds through the park, a tram leaves the visitor center every hour.

ADDRESS: 1000 New Carmen Blvd. Brownsville, TX 78521
Google Maps Directions Link

HOURS: Subject to change without notice

  • Sundays - 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

  • Mondays - 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

  • Tuesdays - 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

  • Wednesdays - 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

  • Thursdays - 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

  • Fridays - 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

  • Saturdays - 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Office: Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Visitors Center: Open Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADMISSION FEES: Subject to change without notice

  • General – Adults $4.00

  • Children 12 and under Free

  • Full Parklands Passport* – Free

  • Partial Parklands Passport** – $2.00

  • Texas State Park Pass holders – Free

PHONE: (956)


AMENITIES: 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.

ACCESSIBILITY: Several of the unnamed trails near the parking area, leading toward the visitors center, are paved. The 2.76-mile Tram Road loop is paved with asphalt and open to bicycles, wheelchairs, and foot traffic. The following trails are considered wheelchair accessible. They are mostly made from caliche, hard-packed gravel and dirt. Some wheelchairs might have difficulty traversing them, especially when wet.


  • Floodplain Deciduous Shrubland

  • Freshwater Marsh

  • Mixed Forest

  • Open Water: Fresh

  • Palm Grove

  • Riparian Deciduous Forest

  • Riparian Evergreen Forest

eBird Hotspot Statistics

Resaca de la Palma SP WBC (Brownsville)

Last Updated 4/14/21