Area Attractions

The following is a list of things to do while in the Zapata, Texas area.

Falcon Lake


Falcon International Reservoir (also known as Falcon Lake or Dam) is located forty miles southeast of Laredo in Zapata County, on the Rio Grande. The dam and lake are managed jointly by governments of the United States and Mexico through the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) for water conservation, flood control, hydroelectric energy, and recreation. The lake is named after María Rita de la Garza Falcón, for whom the town of Falcon (displaced by the creation of the reservoir) was named. The idea of a dam six miles east of the present site began about 1935, and the lake was approved by treaty at its present location in the late 1940s.

Falcon has long been regarded as one of the best largemouth bass lakes in the state. To win a bass tournament at Falcon, it often takes a 5-6 pound average/fish for your stringer. Channel catfish provide additional opportunities, with an occasional blue or flathead catfish.

Frontier Ranch Museum


They offer a wide variety of one of a kind, souvenirs and gift items. The display of art and craft items take in a spectrum from paintings to, jewlery to wood creations, Rattle snake products, to stone and leather works. Also available are a wide variety of western prints, Leanin' Tree Greeting cards. A large selection of Minnetonka Moccasins are also available.




Los Ebanos Golf Club


The 9-hole "Los Ebanos" course at the Los Ebanos Golf Course facility in Zapata, Texas features 2,964 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. Los Ebanos golf course opened in 1984.





Zapata County Museum of History


Named after the revolutionary commander Jose Antonio de Zapata, the town of Zapata features history that dates back to the Spanish land grants in the 1700s. Located right on the Falcon International Reservoir, the town hosts numerous fishing events throughout the year and is home to a number of parks, museums, and theatres. Whether you are visiting Zapata for a weekend getaway or for a long holiday, Zapata is sure to make your visit memorable with its local culture, history, special events, and area parks. Here is a list of the top things to do in Zapata, Texas that will keep you entertained and will let you make the most of your time in this incredible South Texan town.