Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

Nature Center Orienteering Course

Orienteering is the skill of using a map and compass to find your way through unfamiliar terrain and to locate landmarks without getting lost.   This permanent course was set up to serve as an introduction to orienteering.  The 2-kilometer course begins and ends at the flagpole in front of the Nature center at Brazos Bend State Park.  Each of the 12 Control Points (CP) consists of a 4” x 4” green post with a number and letter on it.

Nature Center Orienteering Course maps can be downloaded as PDF file (48kb) containing:

Introduction Sheet (Page 1): gives basic information about the course, 2KM route, Control Point Legend and GPS coordinates for each Control Point.

Orienteering Map (Page 2): basic map that will be used for the course.

Orienteering Map 2 (Page 3): “Blind” map gives Control Points with no other landmarks to make the exercise more difficult.

Orienteering Worksheet (Page 4): worksheet to fill in bearings and distances from each Control Point to the next.

Orienteering Alternate Worksheet (Page 5): alternate worksheet to fill in bearings and distances and Control Points.

Updated: Aug 16, 2011