Brazos Bend State Park
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Nature Center Holiday Hours
The nature center will keep normal hours of 11:00 - 3:00 M-W the week of Thanksgiving. The center will be closed Thanksgiving Day. We will have the center open at least from 11:00 - 3:00 on November 25th, the Friday after Thanksgiving. If we can arrange for enough volunteer staff it may be open extended hours but no more than 9:00 - 5:00. Please call ahead as the date draws near.
The center will also keep normal hours through the end of the year except for Christmas Eve when we will close at 1:00 and also be closed all of Christmas Day. Other than that our hours will remain 11:00 - 3:00 M-F and 9:00- 5:00 S/S. (The BBSP Nature Center is operated by the members of the Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer Organization.)


The park will be conducting its annual wildlife management activities.   Only drawn, permitted hunters will be allowed in during these dates.   For more information contact the park or visit the Public Lands Hunts link:

The entire park WILL BE CLOSED from 2 p.m. Dec. 5 until 8 a.m. Dec. 9, 2016.

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: Nov 19, 2016

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 Weekend Nature Programs & Hikes

 Photo Walks

Fall 2016 Guided Bird Watching Hikes

 Bird Blizzard and Night Hikes

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

 Live Music Performance "Brazos River Pickers"
2nd Sat Oct 2016 - Apr 2017

 Brazos Bend 100 Trail Runs
Saturday, December 10 - 11, 2016

 32nd Annual Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 17, 2016

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