The best camping near Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley adventure.

Bird watching rules the roost at this southern Texas state park.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

Cactus Lane

1 site · RV1 acre · La Feria, TX
Welcome to RV Rest Stop, where you'll find full 50-amp hookups available for a day, a week, or a month-long stay. Conveniently located with easy access to Highway 2, our site offers proximity to various attractions, including the birding center and Outlet Mall. Plus, we're just 45 minutes from SPI and 15 minutes from the Border crossing at Progress/Las Flores. Our central location places us 30 minutes from McAllen and 30 minutes from Brownsville, making us an ideal base for exploring the area. Long-term visitors also have access to our clubhouse, adding an extra level of convenience and comfort to your stay.
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Mis Raices

7 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Delmita, TX
Being a part of the Spanish & Mexican Land Grant granted to Francisco Farias by Spain in 1808.....but there is no copy in the Texas General Land Office of this title....the land was confirmed by the Legislature, Act of February 10, 1852, and said tract was also called "Santa Cruz" (Confirmation No. 6 for the County of Starr) My heritage is very important to me. I have followed my roots back to early 1700s. You will have a glimpse of my story. The water container on the property is almost 100 years old. The stones were harvested from nearby.Learn more about this land:We are a small hole in south Texas. My paternal grandfather migrated to the Rio Grande Valley and bought his piece of Mis Raices. (My roots)You will witness the most amazing view of the stars @ night. You will hear and hopefully see the wild. Birds, deer, rabbits, fresh air.
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3 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Santa Anna, TX
11 prairie acres in South Texas, 19 minutes North from Rio Grande City and 50 minutes from Edinburg, Texas. Where the rolling hills begin with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We have a main Shelter for $100 dollars a night (temporarily closed) and 2 spaces for camping for $40 dollars. We also have equipment and camping utensils with extra cost, if you do not have yours. You can choose to spend the day relaxing reading a book, drink your favorite wine or just having a few beers on the porch. Start the day with a delicious breakfast with eggs from our chickens, if your children come with you, they will have fun playing outdoor games, herding sheep and goats or going to say hello to Cleo and Kevin, our peacocks, and for course take a picture with Whiskey, our nice pony. In the afternoon, you can enjoy a barbecue in the outdoor dining table at the main cabin or picnic table in your campsite and at night, light the fire pit and enjoy a S'more while looking up the stars. You can also bring your ATVs, bicycles or horses and use the ranch trails, not through the pasture, with and under your responsibility (bring your own feed for your horses and pets, we do not have stables, therefore your horses must rest tied in a designated place or in your trailer, likewise your dogs must be on a leash, only trained dogs, hunt or prey breeds are not allowed).
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The best camping near Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park guide



Bird watching is an Olympic sport in this Texas state park. More than 350 bird species either live here or pass through on migration routes. The 1,200 acres of surrounding federal government land serves as a refuge for 200 more species.

Binoculars are a must in this World Birding Center. The reason for the excitement stems from tropical birds. Nowhere else in America can you see certain types of tropical birds.

Start a game of bird bingo to document your finds. Play the alphabet game to see who spies the most birds from A to Z. An elevated walkway makes it easy to get to all areas of this 797-acre park. The path puts you close to the treetops. It also lets you gaze out onto the Rio Grande River.

A total of 10 rustic walk-in campsites await you. Be prepared to share your campsite with some magnificent birds.

When to go

The prime time to visit Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park is from September through April, when the weather is mild and the migratory birds are in abundance. Summer months can be intensely hot, making outdoor activities less comfortable. Plan your visit during the busy season to witness the spectacular hawk migration.

Know before you go

  • Prepare for a car-free experience; the park encourages exploration by foot, bike, or tram to protect its natural beauty.
  • Check the park's operating hours, open daily from 7am to 10pm, and reserve your passes in advance to ensure entry.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with wheelchair-accessible trails and facilities available.
  • Don't forget to pack your binoculars or rent a pair at the park store to enhance your wildlife viewing.
  • Stay connected with the park's updates and events by following their social media channels.

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