Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

The park will be closed on the following dates in October, November and December for wildlife management activities. Only drawn permitted hunters will be allowed in during these dates. Contact the park for more information.

  • On Oct. 18 and 19, the park will remain open but Hale Lake, the Equine Camping area, and all connecting trails will be closed
  • From 5 p.m. on Nov. 16 until 7 a.m. Nov. 21
  • From 5 p.m. Dec. 14 until 7 a.m. Dec 19

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.

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 Weekend Nature Programs & Hikes

 Photo Walks

 Guided Bird Watching Hikes

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

 Geocaching 101
Saturdays in Nov and Dec 2014

 Live Music Performance "Brazos River Pickers"
1st Sat Oct 2014 - Apr 2015

 Blood Drive
Saturday, November 1, 2014

 Texas Outdoor Family
November 22, 2014

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