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“Acces is very restritive.”

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Mission
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 588-acre subtropical woodland is home to lots of birds and several endangered species: great for bird watching and wildlife viewing.
McAllen, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Acces is very restritive.”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

When you visit this park you have no vehicles allowed in there. You must walk or bike into the park. This used to be a fun family park where people would go on picnics or cookouts. But now the park is mostly empty with only bird watchers.

Visited March 2012
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice park”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Exept for mother nature, all was well. It was a bit hot that weekend, but worked out well for a little hiking.

Visited May 2012
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Thank vzrodriguez
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Dale, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Great Birding Destination!”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

We spend about 4 months a year, near the entrance to this park so we are in and out almost daily. We love the walks because it's all flat, mostly paved. Anybody can do it. It's a wonderful place to take children, especially if they like to ride bikes. The birding varies with the season from great to excellent. For any serious birder, you would not go to the RGV without a visit to Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.

Visited March 2012
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2 Thank csykes
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Livingston
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good birds, good bike ride”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

This state park offers great birding, and is closed to vehicles so bike riding is excellent.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Robert W H
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Catonsville
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful Birds, Poor Trail Sign-Posting”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

The title says it all. Altamira Orioles, Kiskadees, Green Jays, and many other birds made for a beautiful experience. Getting off on a side trail because of poor sign-posting was more exhausting than beautiful.

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Paul C
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