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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, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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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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Sugar Land, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The park has a very good assortment of native wildlife in it. One of the most notable is the American alligator. They are easily spotted from the trails that follow the lakes and ponds. The bird population in the park is very good too. There are a lot of different species. During the winter months you may be fortunate enough... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was really cool to see experience the unique atmosphere of Brazos Bend State Park, as well as seeing the alligators roaming around freely! It was a hot day so I'd recommend taking lots of water and suncream in the summer months - especially as some of the trails are very long! The only thing I wasn't a fan of... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

as a wheelchair user I stayed in campsite 100 and found the folks and the site very accomodating the campsite was clean and the restrooms clean and well attended. the alligators did not bother me. alerts though . campground is locked at night and one has to get out of car to use the unlocking code to enter . LOTS... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 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
65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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