Brazos Bend State Park Photo Gallery

Park Entrance

Park Headquarters -

Entrance fees,

permits, check in/

out, gift shop.  All

vehicles must stop.

Brazos Bend

location map

Observation Tower

overlooking Pilant

and 40-Acre Lakes

40-Acre Pier with

Observation Tower

in the distance

Boardwalk and

platform for viewing

ephemeral pond life,

wildflowers and

hundreds of acres

of tall-grass coastal

prairie were bison

and prairie chickens

once roamed.

Parking at 40-Acre


Elm Lake from

spillway trail


Alligators may cross

trails from time to

time.  Perfectly safe

to watch at

distances no less

than 30ft.

Main trail system

encompassing 40-

Acre and Elm Lakes

Wayside interpretive

signage is located

throughout the main

trail system of 40-

Acre and Elm


View from point

where Big Creek

enters the Brazos

River.  Accessed

from the Red

Buckeye Trail

(bottomland forest).

Creekfield Lake


guided interpretive

panels located along

the trail.

Creekfield Lake

observation decks

with interpretive


Creekfield Lake all-

accessible trail.

Located between

the Nature Center

and the George


Photos of Park Locations

        Nature Center George Observatory Volunteers in Action Special Events Wildlife Locations Facilities

The park is approximately 5000 acres with a

diversity of ecosystems including tall-grass

coastal prairie, a variety of wetland habitats and

hardwood, bottomland forest.  The park contains

eight lakes/marshes and is bisected by Big

Creek which flows into the Brazos River which

makes up the park’s eastern boundary.

There are approximately 39 miles of trails

ranging in use from hike and bike, hiking only

and equestrian use. There is also the ½ mile, all-

accessible Creekfield Lake trail which has

wayside interpretive exhibits.  Other trails also

contain interpretive signage.