SN: 118350 - 2021 / Y0142

what is the event

Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park

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 31st, 2021

Start box available: Open seasonally, 7:30am-5pm

reasons to do the event

Special programs

None provided

Long description

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

conditions for the event

Distance: 11km/5km, Rating: 2A

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: Hard


$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

how to get to the event

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.

event sponsor

Texas Volkssport Assn. (AAA-TX)

point of contact

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