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Brazos Bend State Park

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Address: 21901 Fm 762 Rd, Needville, TX 77461-5634
Phone Number: 409-553-5101
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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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The park was great considering the flooding earlier this year

Brazos Bend is a great experience. There is a lot to do and see. A couple of things it doesn't have to start with, swimming and boating (of any kind). Of course, both of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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HOUSTON, TX
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HOUSTON, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brazos Bend is a great experience. There is a lot to do and see. A couple of things it doesn't have to start with, swimming and boating (of any kind). Of course, both of these are due to the alligators which are plentiful in the park. We saw deer, wild pigs, armadillo and many species of birds in our short... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The park has a nice open loop trail that gives you an opportunity to view birds and aligators. We have been here multiple times and have seen aligators out in warm weather like mid morning. Follow the park rules. That's very important. There is also place to picnic and camp.

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Cibolo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Awesome family camping experience! Campsites were nice, facilities very clean and well tended. Nature center, George observatory, stargazing at night is awesome, the sky is dark and very little to no light pollution. We chose a drive up site with water and electricity. Tent campers so the water and electricity is just for added comfort. Each of these sites have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We have been visiting the park for more than 30 years. Every season has different attractions to see.....baby alligators in the Spring and Summer......the George Observatory and star-watching in the Fall and Winter...hiking, biking, camping,relaxing with Nature all around! Walk the trail around the main lake, watching the birds, flowers and fish, and gators.....then walk the same trail an hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Sites are large and far between. People are helpful. Alligators are fun to watch but they will grab your fish if you are a planning on fishing. Beautiful park.

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Richmond, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I have been there twice and the first time we counted 45 alligators, and some where in the pathway. Great place to learn about alligators and other wildlife native to the area. A place highly recommended to visit. Be aware of everything around you and especially your kids as the gators are everywhere.

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RAF Lakenheath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a great place to stroll thru while be aware of your surroundings as this is a place that wild alligators and other creatures from this area roam free. First time out saw about a dozen gators, most were sitting along the shore in the water, until we rounded a corner and saw this bigger gator sitting up on... More 

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atlanta, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

My family and I really wanted to see some alligators up close and personal. We certainly did when we started to walk around the 40 acre lake that is located in the park. I may have gotten a little to close, but was able to take a fantastic video clip of one looking at me on the bank! I definitely... More 

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Temple, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

I lived in Texas over 20 years before visiting this state park. What a shame because it is a fantastic place to spend a day or more. This was my third visit to the area and spent 3 days walking around the lakes. Was a little different this time because there were not as many birds but unlike the other... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited 40 acre lake which had 5 gators out on trail. The nature center we petted a rat snake & baby gator. Kids played at playground.

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