Falcon State Park

Falcon State Park

Drop a line in Falcon Lake — well known for it bass fishing.Among the wild olive and oregano, hibiscus, mesquite thickets and prickly pear cactus, you’ll spot roadrunners, javelina, deer and jackrabbits.

Bass, Birds and Blooms

Falcon State Park provides refuge from the cold for both humans and wildlife. But that’s not its only draw. Anglers come here to access one of the best freshwater fishing lakes in South Texas.

Things to Do

Here at Falcon State Park, you can fish, swim, camp, bird watch, water ski, boat, geocache, hike, or just relax and enjoy the mild climate. Explore 2.8 miles of trails, visit the recreation hall for a snack or domino game, or rent the hall for a family gathering.

Stay at a campsite or shelter. We offer pull-through campsites, half with water and electricity, and half with water, electricity and sewer. Our water-only sites are non-reservable. Or choose a regular screened shelter or a premium screened shelter (with air-conditioning).

Fish in the 84,000-acre Falcon International Reservoir, on the Rio Grande. Anglers mainly catch largemouth bass and channel catfish here. Access the lake via our boat ramp, and then clean your catch at our fish cleaning station. You do not need a fishing license to fish from shore in a state park. Find detailed fishing and lake information here.

Bird-watch along the lakeshore and in the brushy areas away from shore. Besides the common bird species of the American Southwest, many tropical species also visit the park. Learn more on our Nature page.

Volunteer! We need your help. Visit our Volunteer page or ask at park headquarters.

Be safe when you visit the park:

Ranger Programs

Park rangers and volunteers lead programs on the birds, animals and plants of the park. Check our Events page for upcoming programs. Learn more about the park by visiting our Nature and History pages.

Area Attractions

Located along the Texas-Mexico border, this area is rich in history and wildlife.

P. O. Box 2
Falcon Heights, TX 78545

Latitude: 26.579705

Longitude: -99.142373

(956) 848-5327

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $3 Daily
  • Adult (Holiday): $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily
Gate is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Busy Season

Fall and winter

Maps & Publications

January average low is 44 degrees. July average high is 99 degrees. Average annual rainfall is 20.6 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

325 feet

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