Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch


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:

From 8 a.m. Oct. 15 until 8 a.m. Oct. 17, 2016 the Hale Lake area, Equestrian Camping area and all connecting trails WILL BE CLOSED.
The entire park WILL BE CLOSED from 2 p.m. Oct. 31 until 8 a.m. Nov. 4, 2016.
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.

Park features:

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Updated: Sep 20, 2016

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 Weekend Nature Programs & Hikes

 Photo Walks

Fall 2016 Guided Bird Watching Hikes

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

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

 21st Annual Brazos Bend Butterfly Count
Sunday, October 2, 2016

 Texas Pollinator BioBlitz - Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
The monarch population across the Eastern United States, Canada, and Mexico has declined by nearly 80% over the past 20 years. Besides monarchs, 30 native pollinator ...
October 7 - 16, 2016

 Texas Outdoor Family Program
October 8, 2016

 Astronomy Day
Saturday, October 8, 2016

 Earth Quest
Saturday, October 8, 2016

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