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Boca Chica State Park, Brownsville

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State Park
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.
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  • This place is a little hard to get too but well worth the effort. It can be crowded on the weekend. I like going here doing the week when their is almost no one out there. It's like having a beach to ...  more »
  • We were exploring, saw the signs and headed to the park. Beautifully maintained ...a real gem. Kiddos had a great time ..from the little ones on up.  more »
  • This is a gem. It cost nothing the beach was great there are no facilities so bring a chair, a book or just stare out at the Gulf and the birds. You can walk to the mouth of the Rio Grand  more »