Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

The park will be closed to public use on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 until at least Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 due to the flooding of the Brazos River.   The Brazos River Authority Hydrologic Predication Model is calling for a rise in the Brazos River to 51.4 feet at the FM 1462 gauge in Rosharon by Saturday May 11th, 2019.

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.

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Updated: May 10, 2019



 Winter - Spring 2019 Guided Bird Watching Hikes

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

 Through the Lens Photo Walks

 Blood Drive
Sat May 25th, 2019

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