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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: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The alligators are incredible and close up. The only thing between you and them is space. Great place to visit and camp..

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Sweetwater
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I wish we had time for more than just a day trip to Brazos Bend State Park. It is amazing! We started off by walking the trail around 40 Acre Lake and saw 9 Alligators, numerous species of birds, and even some fish jump. Two alligators were laying almost on the trail and we were careful not to disturb them,... More 

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Duncan B.C.
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We enjoyed a great cool early spring day out. One hour south of Houston. Perhaps there are 15 good level kilometers of level walking trails. Turtles, and birds abound. We were amazed by the varietu of herons, egrets, ducks, geese and ibis. There arehawks and eagles and many others. Iy was not the best day for alligators but we saw... More 

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Sweeny, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is such a beautiful place with a lot of scenic walking and bike trails throughout the park. I have seen all kinds of wildlife while on the trails, as well as in the open areas of the park. Springtime is a great time to visit because of the newly hatched baby alligators along the trails. This is a great... More 

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
256 helpful votes 256 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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