Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

We are accepting applications for the February 2016 Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer Organization training class. Application deadline is November 30, 2015.


The closures are for wildlife management activities. Only drawn permitted hunters will be allowed in during these dates. Contact the park for more information.

The park will be completely closed to visitors on the following dates:
    From 2 p.m. Dec. 7 until 8 a.m. Dec. 11, 2015

Brazos Bend State Park, a 5,000-acre gem on the Upper Texas Coast, is just 40 miles from downtown Houston and offers a wide variety of activities for every age: biking, fishing, hiking, birding, camping, star-gazing, and opportunities to learn about Texas’ bountiful natural history via free programs and guided hikes.

The park’s scenic terrain has been carved gently over time by the vigorous Brazos River, which marks its eastern boundary. Fragments of the ancient coastal prairie survive here as do dense bottomland hardwood forests and extensive marshes, making ideal habitats for the American alligator and a rich diversity of other reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. The park is an important refuge for birds, with more than 300 species recorded, and wildflowers abound during the warmer months, drawing a wealth of butterflies.

Nature Center:

The nature center is a great starting point for understanding what makes Brazos Bend State Park special.  Our hands-on exhibits are meant for the child in each of us.  Park staff and volunteers are available to show our educational animals.  The center and gift shop are open weekdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Park features:

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Updated: Nov 21, 2015

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 Thanksgiving Week Programs & Hikes

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 Photo Walks

 Guided Bird Watching Hikes


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 Live Music Performance "Brazos River Pickers"
2nd Sat Oct 2015 - Apr 2016

 A Simple Christmas
Saturday, December 5, 2015

December 12-13, 2015

 First Day Hikes!
Friday, January 1, 2016

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