This is an update to the my previous review. The rate for primitive tent camping is now $18 per night, plus the daily entrance fee of $5 per person. A $70 annual pass quickly pays for itself with camping discounts and the waived entry fees. There is a nearby porta-pottie but that's about it. We camped here in a Tent.
Bentsen-RGV State Park stopped allowing motor vehicles in the park 7 years ago, and the RV sites are returning to the earth. However, the 10 primitive tent sites are still available to hikers and bicycle travelers. The sites are very primitive and there are no restroom facilities other than a portable toilet. Note that we did not actually stay here, but wanted hikers and bikers to know that this camping facility still existed. The state park is easily walked or biked and contains a large variety of birds for those interested. I am not sure if there is any additional cost for these primitive sites beyond the $5 daily fee per person to enter the park. Although this review will say we stayed in a tent, we did not actually tent camp at this park. We camped here in a Tent.
This park was closed to RV camping and vehicle traffic about 3 years ago to create a more quiet environment for the World Birding Center. There are some primitive tent campsites. However the RV camping has been moved to Bentsen Palm Village RV Park. (I had to fudge the number of campsites and overall rating because the form will not allow 0 and none as valid answers). It is a wonderful park for birding, hiking and biking but not for RV camping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
76 sites for RV's, more in a separate area for tenters. Gave us a handout that says they will do away with the current RV campground this summer. Will make another near outside of state park. This park deserves a 10 because of the bird watching. Got my 500th bird here! An ELF OWL. We camped here in a camper.