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Brazos Bend State Park

21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461
409-553-5101
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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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Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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