Texas Tropical Trail Region

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

Brownsville: World Birding Center/Resaca de la Palma State Park

Photo by TPWD

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. The 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. 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.


  • 1000 New Carmen Ave
  • Brownsville, Texas
  • 78521


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Adults: $4, Age 12 and under: Free

Map & Directions

From Expressway 77/83, exit at Olmito, take FM 1732, follow for 2.5 miles; turn left at New Carmen Ave.; follow for 1.5 miles; at the end of the paved road, turn left to enter the park.