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Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission

#70 of 150 in Nature in Texas
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Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park is located in Mission. Arrange your visit to Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mission using our Mission tourist route planner.
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103 reviews
  • There is a paved road throughout this park, but our fears of immigrants wanting to cross the river without inspection have led to this park being walking only, and if you go when there is no tram runn...  more »
  • This park has much to offer the dedicated hiker, biker, bird watcher and nature lover. Several trails meander through lush, South Texas flora, and allow you the opportunity to observe many examples of...  more »
  • By the time we visited in mid May they had stopped maintaining the feeding stations but there were still a variety of birds around. Be prepared for the hot weather and stay hydrated.  more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great park! It has bike trails, hiking trails, primitive camping sites, and of course amazing bird watching spots!

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