Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission

4.3
#73 of 198 in Nature in Texas
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  • This park offers guided bird walks Fri., Sun, & Wed. from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. They also offer guided nature tours from 10:00 a.m. til noon on Tues & Thurs. Both of these tours are walking tours, so wea...  more »
  • This is our second visit to this park. It is full of native and very thorny shrub, lots of birds and butterflies. We visited too late in the day to see many birds (they are active early morning and la...  more »
  • Hike, Bike or trolley around, wild pigs in the area just do not disturb them and they will leave you alone.  more »
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  • Pretty nice park. It’s huge and we were tired after about walking a few of the longer tails and didn’t get to see all of it. Make sure to bring water bottles, snacks, etc. to keep your energy up. There’s a tram! Although it was filled with (older) people who prefer to just visit the park for the tram experience. 5 bucks for adults. Hopefully coming back soon.
  • Nice place but the employees I interacted with could use attitude adjustments... Overall tone of encounter left me feeling like they thought I was somehow interrupting their day rather than being welcoming.
  • I'd recommend the year pass, as you'll be coming back. We saw several bobcat, turkeys, chachalacas (Mexican chickens), and green jays. While watching the green jays from a few feet away, a javelina wandered around. Great place to go to stretch out after a long drove or to explore nature.
  • Small as far as Texas state parks that I have been too. $5 entrance fee gets you access to the park. There are bike rentals. Several blinds set up throughout allow for bird watching and other Wildlife viewing opportunities. An excellent example of an oxbow lake exists here. Lots of waterfowl to observe. No fishing no swimming. The architecture of the administration is unique and a great example of xeriscaping and water collection
  • Love the experience , took my boys to explore and learn about birds and nature, to get them away of the electronics and they loved it we plan on be there soon
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