Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley
Rack Card of Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.
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sp_rack_bentsen-rgv.eps T E X A S 9/8/09 9:06:20 AM S T A T E P A R K S BentsenRio Grande Valley S TAT E PA R K C M Y CM MY CY CMY K SOUTH TEXAS PLAINS sp_rack_bentsen-rgv back.eps 2/9/10 2:16:41 PM Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley ST A T E PA RK Serving as the headquarters of the World Birding Center network, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park is known worldwide as a hot spot for birding. With more than 760 acres of rare riparian woodland and native gardens, visitors can glimpse hundreds of bird species as well as other South Texas wildlife, such as bobcats and javelinas. The park also features a tram that transports visitors throughout the park and a visitor’s center that includes an interpretive exhibit hall, gift shop, coffee bar and state-of-the-art meeting facilities. Birdwatching: See more than 325 species of birds, including Rio Grande Valley specialty birds such as the Plain Chachalaca and Green Jay in the park’s birding blinds. Butterfly Watching: Over 250 species have been recorded in and around the park’s many native butterfly gardens. Hawk Tower: Visitors can witness amazing hawk migrations from the two-story observation tower. C Camping: Tent camping only. M Trails: Two hiking and nature trails wind through the park’s woodlands. Y CM Y Café: During your visit, take a break at the café to enjoy lunch, bird-friendly coffee, or a snack. MY CY Texas State Parks Store: Unique gifts, shirts, books, etc. CMY K 83 492 Texas Bus. 83 Mission 2062 Mexico Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park Located in Hidalgo County. Take U.S. 83 to Mission, continue west, take Bentsen Palm Exit, turn South on Bentsen Palm Drive for 3 miles. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/parks Rates and reservations, call (512) 389-8900. For information only, call (800) 792-1112. Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park 2800 South Bensten Palm Dr., Mission, Texas 78572 (956) 584-9156 www.worldbirdingcenter.org In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2010 by TPWD PWD CD P4502-058K (2/10) Printed on recycled paper.