Nearby Attractions

South Padre Island at dawn
South Padre Island at dawn

Brendajane (public domain)

Area Attractions
Brownsville, Texas is situated 20 miles from Gulf of Mexico and the South Padre Island tourist area. Brownsville also borders Mexico and the Mexican city of Matamoros.

Historical Interests

Historical Markers

You can find several Mexican War related markers near the park. Monuments recognizing the Battle of Palo Alto are found at the intersection of FM 1847 and FM 511. Several plaques commemorating the Battle of Resaca de la Palma can be found on Paredes Line road, a few miles south of the park.

A marker for Rancho Carricitos, the skirmish that began the war, is found on Highway 281, about 25 miles west of Brownsville. Perhaps most notably, the remnants of Fort Texas can be found on the bank of the river near the camp us of UTRGV.

Partners & Resources

Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Brownsville Chamber of Commerce

City of Brownsville

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1623 Central Blvd., Suite 213
Brownsville, TX 78520


(956) 541-2785 x333

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