Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission

4.3
#69 of 150 in Nature in Texas
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  • August 29, 2017
    Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park is an absolute gem in far south Texas. Firstly, it's a bird watchers paradise. There are a number of blinds and an observation deck to see birds and other wildlife...  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    Very friendly, knowledgeable staff, nice area to ride bikes, with frequent rest stops.One can go fishing here but must walk a ways to get to the water(no outside vehicles allowed). Gift store with goo...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    Mission Biking and Hiking trails are okay. Flat terrain. Quiet. Simple. Healing the herons and Canal water. A shooting range within the distance. The most outdoorsy place I found in this area.  more »
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  • May 8, 2017
    I like doing some of the trails, they're short distance maybe 1-2 miles. Nice to just be outdoors! It does get hot, pack you water to stay hydrated. :) There's also a resaca (oxbow) where people go fishing too for alligator gar. Since its a state park you don't need a fishing license. The fishing spots are not super comfy. We saw some with kayaks for fishing.
  • April 29, 2017
    Large number of police and border patrol, park removed the bird feeders and stopped feeding weeks before the migration ended and didn't inform me they did before I paid to get in. Staff has a "I don't care " attitude. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.
  • February 23, 2017
    Good state park for walking and watching birds. Unfortunately as a state park yo need to pay for walking inside. There is also bike rental there.
  • February 6, 2017
    We rented bicycles and rode the three miles around the state park. We seen a few birds at a bird blind. We also saw a javelina. Nice gift shop but a little pricey.
  • March 16, 2017
    Great park! It has bike trails, hiking trails, primitive camping sites, and of course amazing bird watching spots!

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