Zapata Ranch - Zapata County, Zapata, TX

The Zapata Ranch is a unique opportunity to purchase an extraordinary hunting and fishing ranch in this remote region of South Texas.


The ranch is located 25 minutes south of Zapata, TX and is 67 south of Laredo and 86 miles west of McAllen, TX. Access to the ranch is from Alejandrenas Rd via Highway 83.

Topography, Rangeland & Habitat

The Zapata Ranch features direct access to the famed Falcon Lake during wet years when the lake levels are high. The ranch’s native rangelands are typical of the Rio Grande River Basin in this part of Zapata County with plants including mesquite, guajillo, kidneywood, and a variety of native grasses. The ranch features several spectacular vistas that would be ideal for a future home site.


Native white-tailed deer, waterfowl, turkey, dove, quail, varmints and songbirds. With proper management, this ranch has all the potential for exceptional whitetail hunting.


The ranch has good roads system throughout the property. There is a small set of working pens for cattle.


Water is provided via City of Zapata


No minerals are conveyed with the sale.

Area History

In 1953, Mexican President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines and President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated Falcon Dam and created an 85,000-acre reservoir known as Lake Falcon. With the creation of the reservoir, the federal government took possession of all lands adjacent to the reservoir that fell below 307 ft elevation as “low lands”. The property owners have legal use of the low lands, which is approximately 258 acres for this ranch.

Zapata Ranch

Zapata County, Zapata, TX

1,204± Acres