SN: 118347 - 2021 / Y0204

what is the event

Country Walk

Year Round Walk

where is the event

Mission, Texas

The address/location for the physical start box (PSB) is as follows:

Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park Visitors Center

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

when is the event

From Sat, Jan 2nd, 2021 to Dec 30th, 2021

Start box available: Seasonally, 7:30am-5pm

reasons to do the event

Special programs

None provided

Long description

This walk is outside of the State Park, which is the headquarters for the World Birding Center. The route will take you past a small lake, the National Veterans Cemetery, and a golf course before turning around at a wonderful city park. The National Butterfly Center is also on the route. The Visitors Center is open Dec-May, Tu-Sun and Jun-Nov, Th-Sun. Hours are 7:30am-5pm. Call to confirm hours.

conditions for the event

Distance: 10km/5km, Rating: 1A

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Easy

Wheelchairs: Easy


The path takes you past an upscale RV park, the only one in South Texas that has a rating of 5 and 10-10-10. You are welcome to go to the office for further information. The path takes you past Retama Village, a gated community. Flowers bloom most of the time. Be watchful for any number of birds, many that are unique to this part of the U.S. There is little shade on this walk, so we recommend you do it in cooler weather.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

2800 S Bentsen Palm, 78572. From US 83 West of Mission, exit on Bentsen Palm, drive South to end of road, about 3 miles. Parking lot on left, visitors center on right.

event sponsor

Texas Volkssport Assn. (AAA-TX)

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.