The earliest settlement in present Zapata County was Hacienda Dolores. The ruins are designated a state historic site. The historic old town was relocated to higher ground with the completion of Falcon Dam. Zapata joins Texas under six flags, but also boasts a seventh flag—the Republic of the Rio Grande—that flew over the area from March-April 1840.‰

Excellent birding opportunities abound in the region.

Open 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

601 U.S. 83 N.



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