SN: 118350 - 2021 / Y0142
Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
Year Round Walk
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.
From Sat, Jan 2nd, 2021 to Dec 31st, 2021
Start box available: Open seasonally, 7:30am-5pm
The walk explores virtually every corner of the State Park. The 3 trails provide a relatively easy walk. Bentsen State Park is the HQ for the World Birding Center. The Visitors Center is open Dec-May, Tu-Sun, and Jun-Nov, Th-Sun. Hours are 7:30 am-5 pm
Distance: 11km/5km, Rating: 2A
$5 entrance fee in park unless you have a state park pass. Bring binoculars, insect repellent and water. Be on the lookout for Green Jays, Chachalacas, Altamira Orioles, Javelinas, Bobcats, Ocelots (very rare) and other wildlife. There are more than 325 species of birds that may be seen at Bentsen. Wheelchairs and strollers would find these trails a bit challenging. Access to Hawk Tower is a gentle ramp.
Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only
Driving to the start box
2800 S Bentsen Palm, 78572. From US 83 expressway, West of Mission, exit on Bentsen Palm, drive South to end of road. Parking lot on left, visitors center on right.
Texas Volkssport Assn. (AAA-TX)
Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.