Falcon State Park (Zapata County) Seasonal Event.

The park sits at the southern end of the Falcon International Reservoir in Starr and Zapata counties.   Mexican President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines and US President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated Falcon Dam in October 1953. The waters of the Rio Grande formed a lake 28 miles long behind the dam.  The reservoir straddles the border of Texas and Mexico.

The walk route actually crosses over into Starr County.  So I modified the walk route so I could get 10K in Zapata County.  I did the part that is in Zapata County three times to get my 10K for that county.

Park Entrance.

Park Entrance.

Ed with some blooming Mesquite.

Ed with some blooming Mesquite.

Trail Picture

Trail Picture

Me with Yucca Flowers

Me with Yucca Flowers

View of Falcon Lake

View of Falcon Lake

Falcon Dam

Falcon Dam

Another view of the lake.

Another view of the lake.

Trail Marker

Trail Marker

Passing through picnic area.

Passing through picnic area.

Ed on the trail.

Ed on the trail.

Rocky section of trail.

Rocky section of trail.

Ed on the trail.

Ed on the trail.

Trail Picture

Trail Picture

Trail lined with sage (I think).

Trail lined with sage (I think).

Another rocky section.

Another rocky section.

You are Here map.

You are Here map.

Map is on this ramped area.

Map is on this ramped area.

Bathroom and Fish Cleaning building.

Bathroom and Fish Cleaning building.

Another trail head.

Another trail head.

Not sure what this plant is.

Not sure what this plant is.

Another trail view.

Another trail view.

Ranger Station on the way out.

Ranger Station on the way out.

 

 

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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2 Responses to Falcon State Park (Zapata County) Seasonal Event.

  1. Gypsy Bev says:

    This looks like familiar territory.I once had a boat ride across the Rio Grande. They had two car hoods soldered together to make the boat and a rope guided it from side to side to keep the current from washing us downstream. Always enjoy those exciting adventures. Of course, those were the days before I kept my camera handy at all times.

  2. Clare says:

    Looks stunning. 🙂
    It’s cold and raining here today so photos like this make it good to dream…

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