Hummingbird
Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

On Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, Brazos Bend State Park will be hosting the BRAZOS BEND 100 TRAIL RACE. In order to 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:

  Voted #7 at Houstons Kids Out and About for 2016! Houstons Kids Out and About





Join or renew your commitment to Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer Organization with a .

Updated: Dec 09, 2016


COMING PROGRAMS

 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


View Larger Map

 

Park Reservations Park Reservations Texas Park Pass Texas Park Pass