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Dates: 1/2/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Mission, TX
Event Name: Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 109950 2018/Y0142
Distance - Trail Ratings: 11km/5km - 2A
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
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: Open 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 expressway, West of Mission, exit on Bentsen Palm, drive South to end of road. Parking lot on left, visitors center on right.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: $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.
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