May 21, 2023 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive (FM 2062) Mission, Texas

Curious about kayaking? Learn the basics and enjoy the beautiful resaca. Reservation necessary, kayaks & life vests limited: Call (956) 584-9156. Be prepared with your life vest size (chest size and body weight) and choice of single (1 seat) or tandem (2 seats) kayak. This program will last about 2 hours. Arrive 10 minutes early to get situated with your belongings and the equipment. Because this is a beginner’s program, safety and basic kayaking will be taught first on land (about 30 min) before we set out on the water. Anyone arriving late will still be required to go through the safety training/basics check. The last 15 minutes of the program will be used to clean up and put the kayaks and safety equipment away. Expect to get soaked and have fun! Ages: 10 years & older, children must ride tandem with guardians (some exceptions may apply, for questions email Ranger Bianca at or call at (956)584-9156 x235) Meet: Tram Turnaround Bring: copy of confirmation email, water, sunscreen, towel, water shoes (barefoot/flipflops are a no go), long sleeves, hat with neck tie/drawstring, clothes to change into after Provided: Kayaks, paddle, personal floatation device, noise maker (whistle) Registration: Attendance is limited. Call 956-584-9156 or sign up at Park Headquarters to reserve your spot. Registration starts on the 1st of the month.

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Cost: Park programs are open to the public and free with park entrance fee ($5 per persons ages 13 and up; children 12 and under are always free! Park entry free with Texas State Park Pass.).


Bianca Banda

(956) 584-9156