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