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Dates: 1/3/2017 - 12/30/2017
City / State: Mission, TX
Event Name: Country Walk
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 107120 2017/Y0204
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km/5km - 1A
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.
Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: easy | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: Seasonally, 7:30am-5pm
Location: Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park Visitors Center
Start Point / Driving Directions: 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.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: 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.
Host Club: City of McAllen Parks and Rec. Dept.
Contact: Del Zander or Rick Krauss (702) 525-7720
Website: No Website Listed
E-Mail Contact: dandbzander@gmail.com or rkrauss@mcallen.net