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Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

2800 S Bentsen Palm Dr, Mission, TX 78572-4848
+1 956-585-1107
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Great park but be prepared to WALK!

The welcome to the park is a bit confusing. First the parking lot is outside the park and the road... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Estero, Florida
via mobile

What a nice park. There was lots of wildlife and good walking/biking paths. A nice little visitor's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Holly B
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2800 S Bentsen Palm Dr, Mission, TX 78572-4848
+1 956-585-1107
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The welcome to the park is a bit confusing. First the parking lot is outside the park and the road to the park is blocked! Yes blocked. You are not able to drive into or around the park. This is important to know because your...More

Thank BeachGal88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice park. There was lots of wildlife and good walking/biking paths. A nice little visitor's center too - with bathrooms.

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do you like to walk? Bike? Bird watch? Kayak? Tent camp? Fish? Learn about nature? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this is the state park for you! Walking and biking trails are very level and you complete the 4.5 mile...More

Thank NYCuisineSnob
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My wife I had a great time walking the trails finding geocaches and watching the many birds. I believe this is our 3rd trip to the park and it is fun every time.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

You can sit in a swing and watch birds, hike to a tower to watch raptors or take a tram ride for an informative tour. This small park is world renowned by bird enthusiasts but dont be intimidated if you are a neophyte birder or...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Nice place to learn about migratory birds and local birds. Trolley ride is free, however it is not a guided tour just a way to hitch a ride.

2  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is the best park to see birds. There are a couple bird blinds and a hawk observation deck. There are a number of rangers that will help identify birds for you. You don't have to be a bird watcher to like this park.

2  Thank SQLShaw
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a bike ride with friends. Inexpensive bike rental $5 for 4 hours. They require a deposit of $10 which is returned when you bring the bike back. Paved trails with restrooms along the way.

1  Thank Sue D
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was the first park we visited for our birding vacation in the Valley. It was a great introduction to the birds in the area. We saw 4 species that we had not seen before. The volunteer that lead the bird walk was very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank Jay O
Reviewed 18 February 2017

If birding is your thing, this is the place! It is one of those designated as a World Birding Center park. Lots of walking trails and places to explore. Bird blinds are really well made and designed. Our favorite blind was the Green Jay Blind,...More

2  Thank GFFriend
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Evelyn M
Is there a place to stay overnight there? Why do you need reservations for the park?
30 January 2016|
Response from ldmsgirl | Reviewed this property |
The RV portion of the park is no longer open. However, you can prinitive tent camp but I am unaware of needling reservations to do so.
Is there beach available to the public
7 January 2016|
Response from pawatt50 | Reviewed this property |
there is no beach.
Alejandra M
Are there bikes available for rent?
5 August 2015|
Response from pawatt50 | Reviewed this property |