Brazos Bend State Park
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Effective immediately due to Brazos River flooding Brazos Bend State Park is closed to the public. For the safety of park visitors and park staff the park will remain closed until at least Tuesday, May 10th, 2016. Please check this website or the Brazos Bend Facebook page for the latest park closure information. You can also call Park Headquarters at 979-553-5101 ext. 0 for the latest details.

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: Apr 22, 2016

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 Weekend Nature Programs & Hikes

 Photo Walks

 Guided Bird Watching Hikes

 Current Bird Sightings or Ebird Hotspot Brazos Bend SP (UTC 117)

 Texas Outdoor Family Program
April 23 and October 8, 2016

 Monarch Madness! Butterfly Festival This is a festival about our endangered Monarch butterflies, put on by kids, for kids, and adults too!
Sunday May 15th, 2016

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