A little exercise will be required to reach these primitive campgrounds located about ¾ of a mile from the parking lot and 10 football fields away from the restrooms and showers. There are 10 sites total that share three fire rings so you can make some new friends as you snuggle up by the campfire. Hike your tent in (tent-only) and your trash out as you explore variety of vegetation and wildlife that the park has to offer.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


The Bensten-Rio Grande Valley State Park Store "Algunas Plumas" offers a variety of camping supplies, outdoor equipment, field ...Read more


Just a two minute walk outside the state park is the Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort. There are lots of activities you can do fo...Read more


At the Bensten-Rio Grande Valley State Park there is one designated fishing area overlooking the La Parida Banco.


There are two hiking trails within the state park—the Rio Grande Trail and the Resaca Vieja Trail. Both of the trails are aroun...Read more

Wildlife watching

Did you know that the Bensten-Rio Grande Valley State Park is part of the World Birding Center? Pretty neat! This state park is...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Bentsen-Rio Grande Primitive Campground.

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Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
United States
Phone Number
(512) 389-8900
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26.178° N, 98.383° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 10 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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