Short Name: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley SP
Address 1: 2800 S Bentsen Palm Drive
Address 2: (FM 2062)
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 142
Full Hook: 142
Tents Allowed: Yes
About: One of 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 760-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.
Restrooms: Flush Toilets
Restrictions: Pets on Leash Permitted
Fees: A park entrance fee is charged per day. The fee is $5 per person for adults 12 years of age and older. Texas residents age 65 or older pay only $3 per person. (2011)
From Roma: Head southeast on US-83 S/N Grant St toward Bravo Blvd/TX-200 Spur. Continue to follow US-83 South. Turn right at US-83 BUS East. Turn right at Bentsen State Park Rd 43/Farm-To-Market Rd 2062 S. Continue to follow Farm-To-Market Rd 2062 S. Continue onto Bentsen State Park Rd 43/Park Rd 43. Continue to follow Park Rd 43. Keep left at the fork.
From Brownsville: Take US-77 N/US-83 N (Continue to follow US-83 N) Approx. 50 miles. Take the US-83 BUS exit toward Inspiration Rd. Merge onto W Expy 83. Slight left at US-83 BUS W. Turn left at Bentsen State Park Rd 43/Farm-To-Market Rd 2062 S. Continue to follow Farm-To-Market Rd 2062 S. Continue onto Bentsen State Park Rd 43/Park Rd 43 (Continue to follow Park Rd 43). Keep left at the fork.