Mission has a wide variety of recreation available to outdoor enthusiasts, including public parks, golf courses, and world-class fishing and hunting opportunities, as well as kayaking, mountain biking, paintball and boating.

For those who enjoy the tranquility of nature, Mission offers some of the most spectacular locations for birding and butterfly watching on earth! The Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park/World Birding Center and the National Butterfly Center have created havens for the special species unique to the area, and invite birders and naturalists to their sites by offering viewing stations, watching towers, interpretive centers, and various programs.

In addition, fans of spectator sports can find a variety of nearby teams to support. We invite you to experience the abundant sights, sounds and outdoor adventures Mission offers!

A Golfer’s Paradise

Mission is home to four fabulous golf courses. Both novice and professional golfers alike can take advantage of the year-round outdoor climate of deep South Texas. Our world-class golf courses have been uniquely designed to accent the tropical vegetation and climate that make the Rio Grande Valley a favorite among golf enthusiasts. Take a moment to find out why Mission is truly a golfer’s paradise. Golf courses in Mission include:

  • Cimarron Country Club  1200 S. Shary Road Mission, TX 956.581.7405
  • Martin Valley Ranch  7400 W. Expressway 83 Mission, TX 956.585.6330
  • Meadow Creek in the Valley  1300 Circle Drive Mission, TX 956.581.6262
  • Shary Municipal Golf Course  2201 N. Mayberry St. Mission, TX 956.580.8774

Mission Hike and Bike Trail

Riverside Club

This trail offers a 10-mile round trip featuring abundant native plants, wildlife, paved trails and two bridges. In addition to the paved 5 mile trail that connects the Hike and Bike Trail to the entrance of Bentsen RGV State Park; there are over 35 miles of off-road trails through the brush that challenge different levels of mountain bikers. The Mission Hike and Bike Trail is the Rio Grande Valley’s premier facility of its kind, and is frequently home to various outdoor sports competitions focusing on runners and mountain bikers. The Trail is located on South Conway Ave (FM 1016) approximately 1 mile south of Expressway 83.

The Riverside Club is a beautiful waterfront location with several unique areas for any indoor and outdoor occasion. Relax on a river cruise aboard the Riverside Dreamer, a 55 foot U.S. Coast Certified pontoon boat. Great for sightseeing, bird watching, or private group tours. 214 Chimney Rd. Mission, www.ontheriver.net. For more information, call 956.581.1033.