Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

Holiday in the Park
Mistletoe     Saturday, December 10, 2022     Mistletoe

Celebrate the holidays with Brazos Bend State Park at our annual Holiday in the Park. This is an all-day event starting with a birding hike at 8am and continuing through 6pm for a day full of fun activities.

Park Closures

    The entire park will be closed on the following dates:
  • 2 p.m. Dec. 12 to 8 a.m. Dec. 16
    Only permitted hunters will be allowed in these areas on these dates.

Park Capacity
Brazos Bend State Park will usually reach full capacity on weekends, school breaks, holidays and some weekdays. People without reservations are not allowed in the park when we reach capacity. To guarantee entrance, reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.

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 NEW NEW NEW 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: Dec 04, 2022



 Brazos Bend Christmas Bird Count
Sat, Dec 17,2022 marks the 38th annual Brazos Bend Christmas Bird Count, and the 118th Audubon CBC. The Brazos Bend Count is as old as the Park itself, and has routinely ranked in the top 5% of CBC events nationwide for several years.

 Live Music Performance "Brazos River Pickers"
Monthly on Saturdays Nov 2022 - Apr 2023

 "KIDS, EARN YOUR PATCHES!" Parents, it's time to bring the kids to the park again where the Junior Naturalist Program is available! Bring your own materials -- follow the instructions to become a Junior Naturalist.

 2022 Guided Bird Watching Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!

 View the current Brazos Bend Bird Sightings at Ebird Hotspot Brazos Bend SP (UTC 117)


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