Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

On Saturday, April 25th Brazos Bend State Park will be hosting the BRAZOS BEND 50 TRAIL RACE.    In order so avoid conflicts between runners and horses all trails will be closed for equestrian use for that day.    Hikers and bicycles will be allowed, no horses please.     We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

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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 Weekend Nature Programs & Hikes

 Weekday Program Series Under the Summer Sun
June 2-5, 2015

 Photo Walks

 Guided Bird Watching Hikes

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

 Geocaching 101
Saturdays in May and June 2015

 Brazos Bend 50 mi/km trail races
April 25, 2015

 Texas Outdoor Family Program
May 16 and June 13, 2015

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