Falcon State Park

Falcon State Park

  • Boat on the Lake at Sunset
    Enjoy water recreation on the 84,000-acre Falcon International Reservoir.
  • Falcon Fisherman with Fish and Kids
    The whole family will remember time spent outdoors by the lake.
  • Butterfly
    With birds, butterflies, and other south Texas wildlife, you're bound to see something interesting here.
  • Aerial View of Falcon SP Shelters
    Reserve a cabin, screened shelter or campsite for your stay.
  • Aerial View of Falcon Reservoir
    This international reservoir spans the borders of Texas and Mexico.

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, shelter or cabin. We offer pull-through campsites, half with water and electricity, and half with full hookups. Our water-only sites are non-reservable. Or choose a screened shelter or cabin.

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.

Be safe when you visit the park:

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

Donate: Support state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

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.

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Area Attractions

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

146 Park Rd 46
Falcon Heights, TX 78545

Latitude: 26.582801

Longitude: -99.142716

(956) 848-5327

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

Open daily,
6 a.m. to 10 p.m.


We often reach capacity and highly recommend  reservations for both camping and day use. To guarantee entry, reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.

Busy Season

Fall and winter


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