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Los Ebanos, Texas

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Location Detail
Location Detail
Los Ebanos Ferry
Los Ebanos Ferry


The Los Ebanos Ferry is a popular tourist attraction since it is the only remaining hand-pulled ferry on the U.S.-Mexico border. It can accommodate only three cars and 12 pedestrians at one time.

The crossing is also known locally as Los Ebanos-San Miguel Camargo, Ferry Gustavo Díaz Ordaz and Ferry Díaz Ordaz-Los Ebanos.


Although the crossing has been in operation since the 1950s, the current ferry has been operating since 1979. It was recognized with a state historical marker in 1975.

Identified Needs

Passenger numbers increase during the winter, as American tourists tend to travel to Texas during the winter season. Identified needs include better signage leading to the ferry.


At the end of the study, improvements will be recommended based upon identified needs of the border crossings. If you would like to comment on the study, please email us.