Estero Llano Grande State Park

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Estero Llano Grande State Park
A resaca in Estero Llano Grande State Park
A resaca in Estero Llano Grande State Park
A map of Texas showing the location of Estero Llano Grande State Park
A map of Texas showing the location of Estero Llano Grande State Park
Estero Llano Grande State Park
LocationHidalgo County, Texas, United States
Nearest cityWeslaco, Texas
Coordinates26°07′35″N 97°57′23″W / 26.126411°N 97.956518°W / 26.126411; -97.956518Coordinates: 26°07′35″N 97°57′23″W / 26.126411°N 97.956518°W / 26.126411; -97.956518[1]
Area230 acres (93 ha)
Established2006
Visitors7,315[2] (in 2007)
Governing bodyTexas Parks and Wildlife Department
tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/estero-llano-grande

Estero Llano Grande State Park is located south of the city of Weslaco in Hidalgo County in the U.S. state of Texas.

Background[edit]

The land where the parks sits was part of the Llano Grande Land Grant granted to Juan José Hinojosa in 1776 by Charles IV of Spain.[3] In early 2000, the state of Texas pieced together the current park from a variety of separate parcels.[3]

The Arroyo Colorado and Llano Grande Lake border the park on the south.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LLano Grande Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Texas State Parks: Natural Economic Assets". Window on State Government. Archived from the original on January 7, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Park History". Estero Llano Grande State Park. tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved November 20, 2021.

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