Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

La Joya: Rancho El Charco

This 150 acre wildlife ranch on the shores of a 75 acre lake is one of the the last tracts of original South Texas Spanish Land Grant ranch land along the border. Wilderness Carriage Rides through the ranch takes hundreds of visitors, Winter Texans and local school children each year.  Here they witness the many species of birds, white tail deer, buffalo, black buck, gemsboks and longhorn in their natural habitat. Experience what life was like along the Rio Bravo when it was still part of Mexico!


  • 416 N Kika De La Garza Blvd
  • Bentsen Park
  • La Joya, Texas
  • 78560


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