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20230329 Bentsen ST Park Trees in Bloom Picture1 webPrograms at Bentsen-RGV State Park continue through the spring. Feeding is ending for some migratory birds, but there is still more hawk migration. The park is starting their spring and summer programs such as kayaking and Dutch oven cooking. As always, the park offers a variety of family activities and programs.

The park holds a Hawk Watch daily from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hawk Tower. On April 2, at 10 a.m., they will hold their Useful and Edible Plants class.

For those that might have family in town, the park will hold their Spring Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 8. Reading with a Ranger will be held at 10:15 a.m. Create a Critter at 11:15 a.m. and Backyard Bass at 12:15 p.m.

An Owl Prowl will be held on Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. This program requires reservations.

On Sunday, April 16, a Resaca Vieja Trail Hike will be held at 8:30 a.m. The Bentsen Easy Nature Walk will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 20.

Kayaking 101 will be held on Sunday, April 23, at 9:30 a.m. This program requires reservations. Also requiring reservation is the Dutch oven cooking class on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m.

A Wild Wellness class will be held on Wednesday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m.

All programs are free with park admission. Programs meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters unless otherwise noted.

Call ahead to confirm the program schedule and details at (956) 584-9156. The Park is located at 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive in Mission. Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tram transportation service is done from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and leaves from headquarters on the hour.