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Resaca de la Palma
Trails Map of Resaca de la Palma State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.
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Resaca de la Palma State Park Trails Map 1000 New Carmen Ave. Brownsville, TX 78521 (956) 350-2920 www.texasstateparks.org LEGEND Headquarters Restrooms Parking Tram Stop Wildlife Viewing Interpretive Center Butterfly Garden Pavillion 0 0 1,500 Feet 0.25 0.5 Miles POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 EBONY TRAIL 25° 59' 47.7996" N 97° 34' 06.3840" W Explore this trail for plants that occur nowhere else in the United States. 2 2ND BRIDGE 25° 59' 14.8740" N 97° 33' 51.9336" W Stop at the resaca crossing and look for Altamira Orioles, Plain Chachalacas or Belted Kingfishers. 3 HUNTER’S LANE 25° 58' 32.6532" N 97° 33' 58.2876" W Stop at the resaca crossing to observe White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills and Least Grebes. NOTES: An entrance permit is required for all visitors to the park. Visit the park headquarters at the main entrance off New Carmen Avenue. All trails allow multi-use unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4502-0117B (7/19) TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Resaca de la Palma State Park The hidden treasure of South Texas Welcome to Resaca de la Palma State Park! Lush woodlands of Texas ebony and anacua trees border the resaca, or oxbow lake, running through the park. Explore over 10 miles of nature trails or relax on the tram as it navigates through the well-preserved ecosystem. Make sure to stop by the Visitor Center to check out the gift shop and butterfly gardens. Tram rides available Wednesday-Sunday. STAYING SAFE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/ hiking shoes. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart (32 oz.) of water per hour of activity. Bringing your furry-friend? Don’t forget water for them, too! TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. TRAIL DIST TIME DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION EBONY TRAIL 0.2 mi. 10 min. Easy The closest trail to the Visitor Center. This trail curves through old growth ebony-anacua woodlands. Observation deck and boardwalk at terminal end with plant signage along the way. Trailhead in back of Visitor Center. MESQUITE TRAIL 0.6 mi. 40 min. Moderate Curving through Tamaulipan thornscrub and revegetated grassland savannah. Trailhead off of tram loop. MEXICAN OLIVE TRAIL 0.7 mi. 15 min. Easy This is an ADA-compliant trail; please do not use bicycles here. The trail leads to scenic observation Deck C. Trailhead off of Tram Loop. KISKADEE TRAIL 0.06 mi. 5 min. Easy Sugar hackberry and ebony woodlands line this trail leading to observation Deck A. Trailhead off of Tram Loop. FLYCATCHER TRAIL 1.2 mi. 40 min. Moderate Loops through thornscrub/savannah. Trailhead off Tram Loop. HOG TRAIL 0.2 mi. 10 min. Moderate Take this trail from Flycatcher to access observation Deck D. COYOTE TRAIL 0.4 mi. 15 min. Moderate Trail with tight curves through ebony and mesquite woodland. HUNTER’S LANE 0.7 mi. 35 min. Moderate Entrance to southern remote portions of our park. Use this trail to access Screwbean Alley and the Quail, White-winged Dove and Yellowthroat loops. QUAIL LOOP 1.3 mi. 45 min. Moderate Recommended biking loop that ventures through grasslands. This trail gives you a view to the northeast of the Brownsville reservoir, opportunity to view osprey and other birds of prey. YELLOWTHROAT LOOP 1.2 mi. 45 min. Easy Recommended wildlife watching trail. Several habitats are represented, providing opportunities to see an array of wildlife. BOBCAT LANE 1.2 mi. 45 min. Easy Recommended biking trail. Bobcat borders the western edge of the park property, running along a levee. TRAM LOOP 2.8 mi. 50 min. Easy Recommended easy trail. Paved loop meanders through 1,200-acre park, crossing two bridges, with excellent viewing opportunities. Seven trailheads are located on Tram Loop. Kingfisher WEAR A HELMET. When biking, always ride to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash. YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONNECT. It’s a good idea to take along a cell phone and GPS unit, but don’t count on them. POTENTIALLY HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVE HERE. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails. TRAIL ETIQUETTE Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to harm people. Take only memories and pictures. Help preserve nature. Leave all plants and animals in the park. Keep pets on leashes to keep them safe, while protecting wildlife. Use only your muscles. To protect park resources, no motor vehicles are allowed on the trails or tram loop. For information on Texas State Parks, visit www.texasstateparks.org Sign up today for free email updates: texasstateparks.org/email /texasparksandwildlife @TPWDparks #TxStateParks Sponsor: Whole Earth Provision Co.