Visitors to the Sanctuary can enjoy 3 miles of walking trails, including a view of the Rio Grande River and other Nature observation areas
About Sabal Palm Sanctuary
No visit to South Texas is complete without a stop at Sabal Palm Sanctuary. Many Mexican species of both plants and animals reach their northern most range here and do not occur elsewhere in the U.S. Cradled in a bend of the Rio Grande along the U.S./Mexico border, the Sanctuary harbors one of the most beautiful and critical ecosystems of South Texas and Northern Mexico. Sabal Palm trees once grew profusely along the edge of the Rio Grande in small stands or groves extending about 80 miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico. Today, only a small portion of that forest remains and is protected at this Sanctuary by the Gorgas Science Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit.