Resaca de la Palma Site State Park

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: June 1, 1995

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Resaca de la Palma Site State Park is on the Resaca de la Palma off U.S. Highway 281 two miles southeast of Olmito in Cameron County. The park is near to but does not include the Resaca de la Palma battlefield, where United States forces under Zachary Taylor engaged the Mexican army in May 1846. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department bought the site from private owners in 1978 for $2 million. Facilities include picnic areas and restrooms.

Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Resaca de la Palma Site State Park,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 18, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995