On the Border
Falcon State Park is perfect for people wishing spend a few days of rest and relaxation on the border between Texas and Mexico. For some fun in the sun and the ability to explore the borderland culture, plan your next vacation at this park.
Located just down the road from McAllen and directly on the Rio Grande River, this park is a great place to visit when trying to get out of the cold winter haze. The park stays pretty packed during the fall and winter seasons, but is open year round.
The campsites at Falcon vary depending on the price that you want to pay. You can choose to get a primitive site with no water or electricity, a site with water or a site with water and electricity. They also offer screened shelters for a small additional fee. If you want anything more than a primitive campsite, you should always call in ahead of time and make your reservations.
A series of five trails circle the Falcon State Park. The trails are a total of 3.1 miles and they are great for hiking or running. Either way, you are sure to get the exercise that you are looking for. Whether you are a novice or experienced hiker, you are sure to find a trail or trail combination that works for your wants and needs.
Since the park is located directly on the Rio Grande River, there are numerous water sports and activities that you can partake in. Feel free to go paddling, canoeing, tubing, fishing or anything else that you wish to do. They do urge that you use caution because the river can get a little rough at times.
If you want to take a swim, you are more than welcome to do so. The swimming options are the Rio Grande River and Lake Casa Blanca. Neither location has lifeguards on duty, so be sure to practice safe swimming procedures. The River can get rough, but it is an overall safe place to swim.
Know Before You Go
If you are planning on taking a trip to Falcon State Park, make sure to call ahead. In the fall and winter seasons, the park fills up quickly, and after it rains there are likely going to be park closures due to flooding.