Sabal Palm Sanctuary

Deb searched out a nature walk for us, Sabal Palm Sanctuary. Noted for being one of the last locations of a profuse grove of edible-heart-bearing palm, it is a 550-acre nature reserve along the twisting Rio Grande River southeast of Brownsville.

In the mid 1800’s the Rio Grande River was deep enough to support steam boat travel. This made possible the harvesting of sugar cane, and its production.  The Rabb sugar cane plantation and ranch once covered more than 20,000 acres.  For a small fee we spent the afternoon walking the sanctuary.  For the most part it had a tropical feel about it, unlike the rest of southern Texas.

Rabb Plantation


The Rio Grande River is the southern boarder of Sabal Palm Sanctuary


Walking the trails and experimenting with selfie stick


Sanctuary Birding Area



Drive to Sabal Palms Sanctuary

Click here for Sabal Palm Sanctuary information

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