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Cameron County Parks © 2015

The Cameron County Parks System Mission is “to provide safe, quality outdoor recreation opportunities to the citizens and visitors of Cameron County at an affordable price and to develop and protect the County’s coastal resources and natural habitats.”

Cameron County Parks

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Joe E. Vega, Parks Director

Email: JEVega@co.cameron.tx.us

(956) 761-3700

Cameron County Parks © 2015

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Jaime J.  Zapata Memorial Boat Ramp and

Kayak Launch Area

Located adjacent to the Brownsville Ship Channel, on Highway 48 between Port Isabel and the Port of Brownsville, the Jaime J. Zapata Memorial Boat Ramp offers more than just a public boat launching facility.  Other amenities include; a lighted fishing pier, two picnic pavilions and a kayak launch ramp.  This unique site offers fisherman, boaters, bird watchers, nature enthusiasts and kayaker’s quick access to San Martin Lake and the Brownsville Ship Channel.  


Address:  44270 State HWY 48, Brownsville, TX 78521