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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 things to do 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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Burleson, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Cold front is moving through Texas as we tour the Texas coast. My husband wants to see alligators but we only have a couple of days left before heading home. I was not sure the weather was warm enough for alligators. I researched online and found this state park. We arrived at 4 pm and decided to walk the 1.2... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I chose to do something different for Valentine's Day so I read the reviews and thought it be interesting to hike, horse back ride, and maybe camp out. As luck would have it, we got off to a late start and didn't get to horse back ride but I really enjoyed the scenery, the gators were out, and the weather... More 

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We drive about an hour to get to this park and it is well worth it. Pack a picnic and enjoy the day there! Last time we went we drove to the second parking area and walked around the little lake area--we counted 22 alligators!! Our family loves this park.

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Denver, Colorado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Arguably this is one of Texas' most interesting state parks. Come prepared to hike or bike around several of the wetlands that abound with wildlife. Bring you camera since the species present are very accustomed to visitors and allow up close and personal encounters that are astonishing. It is on our must visit list every time we go to Texas.

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Houston
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227 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Brazos Bend State Park is a jewel. It is well maintained. Went here for an afternoon trip last Sunday. Since it was a beautiful day, there were many folks lined up to get in. But once in the park you can hike or bike or just relax. There are many hike and bike trails and the park is dog friendly.... More 

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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We enjoyed walking around the two lakes. There is lots of wild life to view and take pictures of. There were not too many gators to see when we were there as it was very cold for Texas in January. Despite that I still got some great pictures. It is a big area with places to picnic.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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