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Estero Llano Grande State Park

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One of the best places for birders to visit.

This park is a haven for birds and butterflies. The rangers and volunteers are friendly and very... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Plano, Texas
An Abundance of sites to see

This park has a lot to see and enjoy. From waterbirds to hummingbirds. There is so much to see... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Carrie H
Clare, Michigan
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154 Lakeview Dr, Weslaco, TX 78596-9617
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This park is a haven for birds and butterflies. The rangers and volunteers are friendly and very knowledgeable about the local habitat and the current set of migrant birds at any given time. Whether you are an expert birder are not one at all, do...More

Thank vensine
Reviewed 13 April 2018

No trip would be complete while visiting south Texas without a stop in Estero Llano Grande State Park. We make our annual visit during spring migration and each year have picked up at least one life bird! This year it was the Fulvous Whistling-Duck. Other...More

Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We were not able to walk around much has my knee was bothering me but it looked like there were a lot on hiking trails. We sat in an area where there were tables and chairs. It was a nice area but the water was...More

Thank Debbie495
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This park has a lot to see and enjoy. From waterbirds to hummingbirds. There is so much to see. Well worth this time and money to visit here.

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Estero Llano is very beautiful, is well maintained, and has an abundance of wildlife. During my visit, I even saw two alligators. If you have a camera, make sure you take it because there are plenty of picture taking opportunities. The picnic area is also...More

Thank LuckyNumba13
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Part of the World Birding Center with lakes, trails, visitor center, and feeding stations. We saw teals (cinnamon, green-wing and blue-wing), least grebes, herons (great blue, tri-colored, yellow-crowned and black-crowned), avocets, cormorants, sandpipers, snipe, white-tailed kite, Mexican duck, mottled duck, buff-bellied hummingbird, doves (Inca, white-winged...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Saw many ducks, the weather was not the best because of the wind, but it is worth the trip. The facilities are excellent and easy-to-use. The walking paths are well marked and maintained.

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Excellent, friendly staff and wonderful birds. One of my favorite places to photograph wildlife. There is always something to see.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We are not "birders", so we needed a little help to spot and identify many of the birds in the park. They offer 2 hour guided tram tours on Wed. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. They also offer Butterfly walks at 1:30 p.m. on Fri.,...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Still one of our favorite locations to hike, grocache, photograph birds, and enjoy the fresh air. Highly recommend and come back again and again. If you love birds, bring your binoculars and camera. Make an effort to go on one of the bird hikes or...More

Thank M F
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Response from Buthraupis | Reviewed this property |
There is a daily entrance fee of $5 per person. If you plan to visit several times, or go to other state parks, you can buy a yearly pass for $70, which admits the cardholder and at least one other person.