Falcon State Park RV & Campground Guide


Falcon State Park, formed in 1965 in Falcon Heights, Texas, is a 576-acre natural wonder that illustrates the life that water can bring to the desert. The park's centerpiece is the Falcon International Reservoir, which was formed in 1953 when the United States and Mexico built a dam on the Rio Grande, just north of Roma, Texas. The result is a captivating 28-mile-long, 84,000-acre lake that helps irrigate crops, generate electricity, and mitigate flooding. Beyond its functional roles, it also provides lots of recreational opportunities. The deep, warm waters are ideal for fishing, boating, and swimming. Also, visitors can wander the park trails and spot various birds and wildlife.

Nearby Cities

  • Roma, TX

  • Zapata, TX

  • McAllen, TX

  • Laredo, TX

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Spring 56-93 F
Summer 74-99 F
Fall 54-94 F
Winter 45-79 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Falcon State Park

Campground Accommodations

Cactus Loop Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electric hookups: 30 and 50 amp

  • Sewer Hookups: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet Friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 100 feet

  • Other amenities: Pull-through sites, fire rings, restrooms, barbecue pits, picnic tables

Cenizo Loop Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electric hookups: 30 and 50 amp

  • Sewer Hookups: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet Friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 90 feet

  • Other amenities: Pull-through sites, fire rings, accessible restrooms, picnic tables, dump station

Javalina Loop Campground

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electric hookups: No

  • Sewer Hookups: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet Friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 65 feet

  • Other amenities: Back-in sites, fire rings, restrooms, picnic tables, water nearby, grills, dumpstation

Falcon State Park Campgrounds

If you're vacationing at Falcon State Park, it's not a huge leap to also want to camp out there overnight. The park has a total of 98 campsites. They’re priced at $10, $16 and $18 per night, depending on the type of hookups you want. The park features things like grills, barbecue pits, fire rings, restroom facilities, covered picnic tables and shelters. Leashed pets are also welcomed.

Stinson RV Park & Storage

Stinson RV Park & Storage is an expansive RV park right off the side of the highway, making it a perfect place to camp if you're looking for a spot between Falcon State Park and the surrounding towns. All 79 pull-thru spots on the property cost $40 per night and include full electrical, water, and sewage hookups. 

You can enjoy a pet-friendly vacation in style there, thanks to the many amenities located around the park, like laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, fire rings with available wood, a catch-and-release pond, 9-hole golf course, and an on-site restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the park.

Amigo Inn & RV Park

The Amigo Inn & RV Park is a traditional inn that also has 65 RV campsites on its property. RV spots cost $35 per night. For this price, you'll get full RV hookups, TV connections and Wi-Fi. The park grounds have tons of space for activities like hiking and biking, and there’s a lake for fishing. Restrooms are on-site, and so is a communal area with a kitchen.

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What to Do at
Falcon State Park

The mild climate makes Falcon State Park a year-round destination for outdoor fun. Dive into water activities like swimming, boating, and fishing. Explore the park's trails for wildlife viewing, and when it's time to unwind, head to the recreation hall to indulge in a snack or challenge someone to a board game.

Falcon State Park is perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors. Due to its location in the Rio Grande Valley, the park benefits from a unique ecosystem.

Inside Falcon State Park

Whether you're a fan of hiking, swimming, boating or water skiing, you'll be able to do it in and around the lake at Falcon State Park. There are also 3 miles of hiking trails to explore as well as a butterfly garden. Fishing is very popular here because of the abundance of huge bass in the reservoir. You might spot some javelinas in the park; these hoofed mammals resemble wild pigs but are members of the peccary family. 

Fishing Fishing

The reservoir stands out as one of Texas' premier fishing destinations. Test your angling skills against majestic largemouth bass and elusive channel catfish. Crappie and white bass occasionally grace the lines. Embark from the park's boat ramp or choose the tranquility of shoreline casting. No license is needed to fish from the shore in a Texas state park. Cleaning stations are on-site.

Geocaching Geocaching

Treasure hunting is welcome in the park. The park even offers geocaching workshops from time to time. Please contact park headquarters for permission and guidelines if you plan to place an item in the park.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

The park is home to common desert wildlife, including the comical javelina. Be careful, though. These oddly cute creatures can be dangerous if cornered or startled. Bird watching is especially popular in the park. In addition to common southwestern species, many tropical visitors make the park their summer home. Be sure to stop by the butterfly garden during the monarch migration.

Stargazing Stargazing

The park's remoteness makes it an excellent location for stargazing. The skies are generally clean and clear. Light from nearby towns results in a Bortle Dark Sky rating of 4.0.

Flora and Fauna

Vegetation in the park is of a transitional desert to wetlands variety. Cacti and mesquite trees mix with olive trees and the native grasses that cover the rolling hills along the reservoir's shoreline.

Hiking Hiking

Four trails join together to form a 2.6-mile loop that circles the park. Enjoy exploring one section a day, or tackle the whole loop at once. Each section presents a different ecosystem, from desert to lakeside.


Boating, water skiing, and jet skiing are popular pursuits on Falcon Lake. Put in at the park's boat dock to enjoy a day on the lake.


The park loop trails are shared hiking/biking trails. The trails are well-marked and considered easy biking.

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How to Get to
Falcon State Park

From Laredo, TX, Take U.S. 83 south for 76 miles. At Ranch Road 2098, turn right (west). Continue west for 2.7 miles. Turn right (north) at Park Road 46 — note: Park Road 46 veers left (west) in about 1/2 mile. After about 1 mile, you'll see the park entrance on the right.

Entering Falcon State Park

The park entrance fee is $3 for adults on weekdays and $5 on weekends and holidays. Children 12 years and under are free. There is parking in the day-use area and near the boat launch.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Falcon State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Falcon State Park?

Fall and winter are the most popular seasons to visit the park. Summer is popular for enjoying water sports, but temperatures often approach 100 degrees F.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Falcon State Park?

The park is mainly known for its bird population. Typical residents include green jays, roadrunners, thrashers, pyrrhuloxia, and an array of sparrows. Seasonal visitors include several species of ducks, geese, and seabirds. The bird population varies with the seasons. You might also spot Texas spiny lizards and cottontail rabbits.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Falcon State Park?

The park has three campgrounds with RV-designated campsites. Services vary from water-only sites to full-hookup sites.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Falcon State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are recommended all year, but especially in fall and winter. The park often reaches its visitor capacity on holiday weekends. Fees range from $10 to $18 per night, plus a $3 park entry fee. You can make a reservation up to five months in advance. Water-only camping site are first-come, first-served only.

Are pets allowed at Falcon State Park?

Yes, pets are permitted at Falcon State Park, provided they are leashed at all times. However, please note that pets are not allowed inside park offices, buildings, or cabins.