Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, February 2022

Distance from home:

325 miles

Drive Time:

5 hrs 30 mins


February 18 – 20, 2022


Friday afternoon through Sunday morning

Number of nights:


Site, Type:

Site, Loop: 001, CAMPING AREA

Top Sites:

none - rent motel rm instead

Top Shelters:


Top Cabins:



The campsites are packed into what is essentially 1 large group site. There is no privacy. There's also no electricity. I recommend a cheap motel for future birding trips to the valley.

The park is a little over 5 hrs from Austin, so the drive really deserves a trip with thee nights and two full days without travel--similar to a trip out to the Pecos is best with an arrival Thursday night and departure Sunday morning.

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