Trip Planner:   USA  /  Texas  /  Texas Gulf Coast  /  Brownsville  /  Nature  /  Boca Chica State Park
Boca Chica State Park, Brownsville
(3.4/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Boca Chica State Park is a Texas state park located in the Boca Chica Subdelta of the Rio Grande near Brownsville in southeastern Cameron County, Texas in the United States. The park was acquired and opened in May 1994.HistoryThe area was granted by the State of Tamaulipas to Ygnacio Trevino on January 24, 1829, as part of the Potrero de San Martin Grant. (Brazos Island was granted separately and earlier by the King of Spain.) A road was built down Brazos Island, across Boca Chica Bay to the Rio Grande in 1846. To cross Boca Chica Bay, General Zachary Taylor built a floating bridge to transport military supplies. Some of the cypress pilings still stand north of a monument.In July 2007 Texas Parks & Wildlife entered into a 50 year lease agreement with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and is now part of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge.ActivitiesActivities permitted on the adjacent Del Mar and Boca Chica Beach include picnicking, wading, swimming, birding, natural history observation, camping, fishing (with a license), and surfing. All are subject to disruption by offshore storms at any season and from June through November by tropical storms and hurricanes. SpaceX recently announced that they would build an orbital rocket launch facility adjacent to the State Park. Construction began in September 2014.
With our world travel planner, Brownsville attractions like Boca Chica State Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Source
map
Create a full Brownsville itinerary

Plan your trip to Brownsville

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Brownsville by other users

2 days in Brownsville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Los Angeles & Brownsville BY A USER FROM MEXICO October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Los Angeles & Brownsville BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Texas Gulf Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Houston & Brownsville BY A USER FROM MEXICO September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Brownsville, Port Isabel & South Padre Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Brownsville, San Antonio & Houston BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Cancun & Brownsville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Texas Gulf Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Texas Gulf Coast BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, teens, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We ended up picking up trash the entire time we were there. We did not like how many vehicles are on the beach either. Many of the drivers do not give the beach goers space to walk. 
  • This could be a beautiful beach if it wasn't for the garbage. We drove for miles to try to find a place to sit that was clean but couldn't find one. There are garbage cans all over this beach but appa...  more »
  • We heard there was a launch pad being built for Rockets to space so we wanted to check it out, and Boca Chica Park was just a little bit farther. We were driving from south padre and it was quite a hi...  more »