Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, horseback riding and fishing. Six lakes are easily accessible to fishermen, with piers located at 40-Acre, Elm and Hale lakes. Visitors are cautioned to pay due respect to alligators, which are numerous in some areas of the park. The Nature Center houses exhibits pertaining to the three major ecosystems in the park.The George Observatory is located in the park and is open Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. For information on stargazing programs/passes and other programs, call the observatory at (979) 553-3400 or at (281) 242-3055 (as a satellite of the Houston Museum of Natural Science), or visit the George Observatory website.In addition to campsites, the park also offers screened shelters, a cabin, and group facilities.
Nice park with beautiful moss draped trees. I was worried about the alligators but never saw any. Maybe it's was not warm enough in March. They had a nice nature building where the kids petted a baby alligator and learned some stuff about the animals there. There is a nice little park and walking trails. They have an observatory that looks cool but we missed it the night we got there. The bathrooms are decent for sure which is always a must in my opinion.
We can't wait to go back. With our toddler in the jogging stroller and our pup at our side we enjoyed a small fraction of what Brazos Bend has to offer. Next time we will get there a bit earlier so we can do some more exploring. Even with gators a few feet off the trails we felt safe. Great experience.
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Brazos Bend State Park
- Sun - Fri: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Sat: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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