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Brazos Bend State Park

Address: 21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461
Phone Number: 409-553-5101
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Needville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A 4,897-acre park reserve that offers visitors glimpses of a variety of animal species including...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We took a ride over to Brazos Bend on Jan. 25, 2015 . We had an awsome time. There were so many alligators we could not count. So many people were out and about. The park was clean. The people visiting the park were nice. Beautiful sites, our first time going And we will be going back soon.

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Houston, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I really can't say enough positive things about this park. My wife and I just moved to the city and wanted a taste of outdoor life. We got that and more. Although lots of folks referenced the gators in the park, we weren't holding our breath, knowing that it is still winter and having been to more than one state... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This park is a great place for a family campsite,or nice for just a one day getaway. There are many different hiking trails to venture through and lakes to check out. Photographers love this nature filled place. The only thing I get frustrated with sometimes is that the alligators aren't always out to view. BUT when they are...they're everywhere!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Brazos Bend State Park is conveniently close by Houston if you're looking for outdoor activity. We visited during December while the weather was cloudy and raining but it didn't discourage us. There's a minimal entrance fee which is worth paying for what you see. They have miles of trails so you can easily spend 1-2 days(available camp sites). They have... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Lots and lots of alligators to stare and gaze. I am originally fro PA and I don't recollect the entry fee to be pricy ( it is 7$ per adult). Nevertheless this is worth visiting. It's 45 min away form Houston and has a lot of trails. There is an observation tower which is open only on Saturdays. So make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

BBSP is not far from Houston, a great place to view wildlife, camp, walk, run, and bike. The park is very well maintained, has plenty of trails, lots of birds, deer, and yes there are gators out even in the winter (note the sun coming out made big differences). The Rangers are friendly, helpful, and make the regular rounds to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have been to this park quite a few times and everytime I visit I am all excited. Best state park within few minutes of drive from houston city. Good for families with kids. The nature center is too good and informative. Remember to have insect sprays any time of the year and sunscreen cream if you are going during... More 

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Dartmouth, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Having visited three years ago I really wanted to go back because I found my first visit fascinating because of the alligators, the birds, and all the wetlands. The family all came, and we had a good walk around the lake. The temperature was perfect, not too much sun, and no bugs. Lots of birds to see, so I wished... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Brazos Bend is a good choice for a variety of activities. It is not far from Houston, but far enough to definitely feel "away". I tend to visit for light hiking/walking and wildlife and bird watching. The park has a lot of alligators, and on a sunny day it is common to see a dozen or more. It is also... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We've been coming here for years, and we always find something new. We see tens of thousands of birds fly through during peak migration, so many that sometimes I felt as if we were walking through the flying formations. Usually, the beauty is much more subtle, and we just content ourselves with avoiding the docile alligators, watching whatever birds are... More 

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