Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

Become a Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer
Apply for training classes January 2024.

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: Oct 11, 2023

Park Alerts
Brazos Bend State Park Alerts



December 9, 2023

 Live Music Performance   "Brazos River Pickers"
Monthly on Saturdays Oct 2023 - Apr 2024

 "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.

 Get ready for the 2024 North American Solar Eclipses.
Nearly everyone in the Americas will have at least a partial solar eclipse. Houston, Texas get ready for April 8, 2024. The George Observatory, inside of Brazos Bend State Park is the place to go.

 2023 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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