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Brazos Bend State Park

21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461
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Ranked #1 of 3 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Entering park takes you through some majestic live oaks, quite scenic. Office staff less than friendly during our check in. Camping facilities typical of state park.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a very popular spot, for good reason. It's beautiful with miles of secluded trails, interpretive areas, lakes, fishing, even an observatory. The sites are shaded in old growth trees, and there is a lot of wildlife from deer to aligators. Good birding spots, at least three different night birds hooting overhead. Saw many kids, great place to bring... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great place for walks, picnics, bike rides, camping, and star gazing. Don't be afraid of the gators - we have been going to this park for over 30 years.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have been here many times with our family. The small nature center is a quick walk through. They have some baby gators and sometimes have one out you can touch. We usually see at least ten large gators while walking the trails. If you come when it is colder out you won't see many if any at all. On... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited today with my husband, we walked for around two hours. Saw various birds, baby deer and lots of alligators. Walked round Elm lake, and also to the observatory, got some great photos! Nice to get out of the city for the afternoon. Restrooms spotless and a nice gift shop which was well stocked with cold drinks. Will definitely visit... More

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Magnolia, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's true it's hot & muggy in the Summer. But you can see ALLIGATORS & DEER & all sorts of other wildlife! You can see STARS at the George Observatory if you're there on a Saturday night. You can tour the Nature Center, pet a baby Alligator, & attend one of the many varied Nature programs or walks. If you're... More

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Lumberton, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
67 helpful votes 67 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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