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Brazos Bend State Park

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Address: 21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461
Phone Number: 409-553-5101
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: A 4,897-acre park reserve that offers visitors glimpses of a variety of...
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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Back to Nature, Texas at it's best!

This is just a great place to visit. If you are local, it's a great place to picnic, enjoy nature, see alligators in the wild, or bring tourist visitors. If you are not local, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is just a great place to visit. If you are local, it's a great place to picnic, enjoy nature, see alligators in the wild, or bring tourist visitors. If you are not local, it is a great place to visit, or to camp. The campsites are bigger than average, and wooded. Pets are welcome. There are nature trails that... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

From all of the other reviews, you can tell how amazing this place is. For me, I was was most worried about the safety of my family. I'm happy to say that this place has a real sense of danger, but is completely safe. The alligators are not going to jump out of the bushes and get you. The only... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

The park itself is very well kept. There are nice and easy trails for biking. We saw many alligators in their natural environments, but at no time felt scared or threatened by the creatures. They for the most part just went about their business in the water. I wouldn't think of approaching them, though. We saw one that had to... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This Sate Park is so worth your time. For bird watchers, outdoor enthusiasts, bike riders and animal lovers, you won't be disappointed. We saw at least ten varieties of birds, came within ten feet of alligators and love the peace and tranquility of the park. It is magical! We rode our bikes, but it is a wonderful place just to... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had a day to kill at the end of a business trip, so headed out to Brazos Bend on the recommendation of a local. Entry price was cheap, and park is very well cared for. Staff was amazing and helpful, as I struck up conversations with half a dozen or more throughout my day. Tons of wildlife, but let's get... More 

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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We have stayed here with our camping trailer on several occasions and it is first rate! Beautiful spacious sites, lots of deer, bunnies, birds and alligators too of course. Great place for us a retired couple and families love it too! What a gem within the Texas State Park system!

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Peoples' Republic of Boulder
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163 reviews 163 reviews
35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It takes some driving to get there but it is well worth it. We visited late in the day and saw baby alligators, and their mother, just off the viewing platform in Elm Lake. After a bit, my wife also saw several roseate spoonbills perched in a tree getting ready for the night. Beautiful! We took a mile or so... More 

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Texas
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We took our grandsons, ages 7 and 5, to visit the park. We started at the nature center and the attendants there had a baby alligator out of the tank and the children were allowed to pet it. Another attendant had a very small non-venomous snake that they could get up close and personal with. There was plenty to see... More 

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Philadelphia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Spent a lovely afternoon in early April at park - three adults, one 10 year-old child and one 45 pound bird. It is hard to say who enjoyed it most. I will say that the gators lay every where and unleashed dogs or wandering young children should be carefully considered (if it were me avoided at all costs). We also... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a great experience. Walking by alligators, so close. The park has hides. Lots of lovely birds and turtles. We walked quite a distance. There was a visitors centre where we saw snakes , stroked baby crocs and saw a lot of the history of the park. There is camping facilities within the park. Cabin's to rent out. Fishing. Young... More 

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