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Brazos Bend State Park

21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Needville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: A 4,897-acre park reserve that offers visitors glimpses of a variety of animal species including birds, alligators, deer, bobcats and raccoons.
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Lumberton, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Took my large family to the observatory which is in the park. The kids loved it and learned a lot. It was very neat to look through the telescopes. Would love to go again.

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Halifax, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Really enjoyed my day at the park. Thought it was a little boring at first until I realized I wasn't looking hard enough. Once I opened my eyes I realized there were alligators everywhere! Great trails and some good outlook points. Highly recommend!

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Camped a night here with my 5 year old daughter after being lucky enough to get a late reservation, since this place seems to be booked up at the weekends months in advance! Check-in was easy, but the camp site (we have a smaller pop-up type trailer) was not the best State Park site I've been to. Although not small,... More

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Howell, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday. $7 per person above 12 years old. Free for under 12's. Very peaceful and great for the senses. Wish I could have spent more time there. Alligators in the lake which was great to see. Will certainly go back to spend more time there..

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Is a nice Park an very close from SW of the city. Nice to camping and it also possess an observatory. You can collect walnuts because is full of walnut trees. Fishing is not so good but you can relax and see the crocodiles. The designated areas for camping are big and you have a fire ring for you. A... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Brazos Bend is not far from the city, and so worth the drive. We arrived early in the morning, and were the only people on the Elm Lake trail. The birds were active as were the alligators. Hearing them rumble to attract a mate was intense. We spotted 26 different types of birds, and at least 20 alligators. The trails... More

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

For primitive camping, which is what I did, not ideal because the campsites are too close together. Also- you can see the parking lot from your tent. Rating: Meh. Trails are very well maintained but of course, flat. Good for families with strollers.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Beautiful state park. It's perfect for viewing alligators during warmer weather. We've been there when they are laying across the trails and gaping (mouths open to cool off). Bird watching is very good. Our favourite s are the painted bunting and roseate spoonbills. Take water bottles. You can refill at the viewing platform. The nature center is fantastic and offers... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Went here with a group of friends for a weekend for what was a first time camping trip for most of us. We enjoyed the experience overall and would recommend it for an easy getaway from Houston or anywhere else within a couple of hours. There are lots of trails to walk and opportunity for fishing in the Brazos River... More

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Lordsburg, New Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I camped out here one night and walked some of the trails early the next morning. The most amazing part of this place was the silence, after being in Houston for a few days I had forgotten what quiet was like, only the hoot of an owl interrupted the serenity. I was a little disappointed to not see any gators... More

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