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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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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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Real nature experience

You get to walk up close to real, full-size alligators. Can't be more exciting than that! You depend on your own judgment and don't have to wait for park rangers to tell you what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You get to walk up close to real, full-size alligators. Can't be more exciting than that! You depend on your own judgment and don't have to wait for park rangers to tell you what to do. Your life is in your own hands. And you better know what you're doing ;)

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1 Thank SanFrancisco2121
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have come here at least 3 times now. The park is well maintained and easy to get to. It's amazing how close it is to Houston and once there it feels like you're away from everything. When family comes to town to visit it's now a regular activity. It's great for spotting alligators, birds and wildlife... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in November with the kids, was chilly in the morning so we did not see any gators, even though we hiked two miles around one of the lakes. *Actually we did see one, in the nature center, they had a baby gator the kids could pet, as well as some snakes and other critters. Kids loved it. The hike... More 

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Thank Jollyroger519
Houston, Texas
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448 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second visit in two months and in spite of two very different days weather-wise we enjoyed each immensely. One visit was with my grown son, the second with my grown daughter, and they too were impressed with the wildlife seen ... alligators as well as all the species of birds. Lots of photos were taken and sunsets... More 

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Thank KLsWanderlust
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Texas in Nov. Wow! It's a fantastic time to explore, combine that with Brazo and you really have a some great exploring. Morning is great for birding and the afternoon sun brings out the gators and turtles. Just amazing, oaks and vegetation.

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Thank wencloud9
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit and a lovely day spent just walking around and watching alligators turtles, birds...you can drive for most parts -except for the nature trails where you can walk or even cycle

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Thank Kaushal M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw 8 adult alligators and got to touch a 5 month old baby alligator at the park. In addition, we saw 3 turtles and a variety of birds. The volunteers at the park were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We had an amazing experience!

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Thank Marie L
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to spend time hiking and enjoying the nature of Texas! Some trails closed due to rainfall but the ones that were open allowed for wonderful hikes and beautiful scenery.

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Thank eclark03
Angleton, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to this park for twenty years have always loved it and its close to home but last night was the last straw...we were sitting by the fire on New Years eve and the park police snuck up on us and harrassed us and ended up giving my sister in law a ticket for the radio which... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Always clean & reasonably quiet. The Slots are HUGE & level. The on-site observatory is well worth the visit - Overnight campers get additional time to visit the observatory (after the general public is forced to leave when the gates are shut).

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