Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission

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As one of the top birding destinations in the country, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in deep South Texas well deserves its status as headquarters of the World Birding Center. Birders across the nation know Bentsen as a treasure trove of "Valley specialties," tropical birds found nowhere else in the United States. The 798-acre Bentsen - Rio Grande Valley State Park, together with over 1,700 acres of adjoining U.S. Fish and Wildlife refuge tracts, promises a year-round nature adventure in the richest birding area north of the Mexican border.

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  • First off, you cannot drive your car through this state park. After visiting, we totally understand why. It's a gorgeous preservation area full of wildlife, peace and quiet. We RVd only 3 miles... 
    First off, you cannot drive your car through this state park. After visiting, we totally understand why. It's a gorgeous preservation area full of wildlife, peace and quiet. We RVd only 3 miles...  more »
  • Super way to spend the day! Took the kids and the dog here at the State Park. Kids under 13 were free. Miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails. Can see housetop in Mexico from the Hawk... 
    Super way to spend the day! Took the kids and the dog here at the State Park. Kids under 13 were free. Miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails. Can see housetop in Mexico from the Hawk...  more »
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  • Beautiful park! Ranger Roy gave us a personal private tour, and it was amazing. We saw probably 20 unique types of birds, and then plenty more on the hawk watch. Being new to Texas, we learned a whole lot about the trees, plants, insects, etc. The ladies in the gift shops were very fun, helpful, and entertaining. Thank you, Roy!
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