Brazos Bend State Park
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Brazos Bend State Park is opened to public use after completing repairs from hurricane Harvey and the flooding of the Brazos River. We are over-the-moon to see park visitors back in the park.

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: Nov 11, 2017



 Fall 2017 Guided Bird Watching Hikes

  Through the Lens Photo Walks

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

 Live Music Performance "Brazos River Pickers"
2nd Sat Nov 2017 - Apr 2018

 Fall Blood Drive
Saturday, November 25, 2017

 GREAT OUTDOORS DAY details coming soon
Saturday, December 2, 2017

 Brazos Bend 100 a Trail Racing Over Texas's event.
December 9 & 10, 2017

 Brazos Bend Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 16, 2017

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