Wow – what a fantastic Texas State Park! Some of what makes this one of the best and a must visit include:
Outstanding campsites – spacious, level, long, and shaded
Miles of trails for hiking, biking, jogging, or a casual birding watching stroll
Plenty to see and do for all ages
Clean, well maintained, and very friendly and outgoing staff
For all of the above reasons, Brazos Bend State Park stays very busy and you’ll need to make reservations well in advance. This park is huge with over 5000 acres and is the only park in Texas with three distinct eco systems – wetlands, forest, and prairie – all of which contribute to making this is an interesting and scenic park. Contributing to its beauty are tall, stately, and majestic live oak trees up to 150 years old and covered with hanging eerie gray Spanish moss. In addition, you’ll find several verities of pecan,
The Brazos River borders (3.2 miles) the east side of Brazos Bend State Park and it is home to some good fishing, kayak paddling trails, and tubing. Within the park and near the campsites are seven lakes for fishing, birding, or alligator spotting. Brazos Bend State Park is home to the American Alligator and during your stay if you hike or bike along any of the lake trails you’re likely to spot several alligators hunting, casually swimming, or sunning themselves on the banks. Over 300 alligators reside within the park, including some baby alligators and the king of the park at over 13 feet.
Brazos Bend State Park puts a big emphasis on nature and education and has a number of events, workshops, and programs for visitors to enjoy.
The staff, including the volunteers/work campers, that we met were fantastic. Very friendly and helpful, knowledgeable about and proud of their park. This park stays very busy, so you'll need to make reservations for weekend stays well in advance.
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