Aug. 10, 2016 - The park is open but some sites are closed. . . .

Brazos Bend State Park

Nature Lover’s Paradise

Looking for a “wild” experience? You will find it at Brazos Bend State Park, just 45 miles from downtown Houston!

Things to Do

Nature has top billing at this park. Be sure to bring your walking shoes, binoculars and camera.

Besides marveling at nature, you can also hike and bike, fish, picnic, geocache, ride your horse, and stay over­night. Reserve one of our picnic pavilions or our dining hall for your next group gathering.

Pay due respect to alligators, which are common in some areas of the park. Read our alligator safety tips before you come.

Explore on foot, bike, or horseback. We have 37 miles of trails, some of which are wheelchair-friendly. Take virtual tour on our Interactive Trails Map.

  • Creekfield Lake Nature Trail: This fully paved .5-mile trail tours a wetland area. You’ll find exhibits with touchable bron­zes of wildlife, an acces­si­ble board­walk and obser­vation deck, and rest areas with shaded benches. Ask about the self-guided tour guide and scavenger hunt.
  • Hike and bike trails: Trails circle lakes, connecting with each other and heading into the hardwood forest. Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet, and must not drink from or enter the lakes. Read about alligator safety on park maps and on signs in the park.
  • Horseback riding: We have 13 miles of multiuse trails, and primitive equestrian campsites at the trailhead. You must bring your own horse and show proof of negative Coggins.

Fish from shore at one of our lakes or fishing piers. You do not need a license to fish from shore or pier in a state park. Download our Fishing Tip Sheet for more information.

Stay overnight at a campsite, screened shelter, or cabin. Bring your nonprofit youth group for a campout.

Nature Center: Stop by to learn more about the park and its residents. See exhibits on the three ecosystems in the park, as well as on reptiles that live here. The center and gift shop are open weekdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and week­ends 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the park to arrange a group visit during the week.

George Observatory is open on Saturdays from 3 to 10 p.m. The observatory is part of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. For information on programs or passes, visit the observatory website or call (979) 553-3400 or (281) 242-3055.

Shop for gifts at the headquarters gift shop, the Nature Center and the George Observatory.

Volunteer! We need your help. 

Ranger Programs

We offer nature programs and hikes year round.

Area Attractions

Houston has museums, restaurants and more.

Explore other history and nature sites nearby:

Follow the Brazoria Loop of the Great Texas Wildlife Trails to find the best wildlife viewing spots in the area.

Take to the water on the Stephen F. Austin Paddling Trail (scroll to the Gulf Coast section). 

 

21901 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461

Latitude: 29.371000

Longitude: -95.631921

(979) 553-5101

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult (Day Use): $7 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
Hours

Open daily.
Park gates lock at 10 p.m

Office Hours

Sunday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Climate

January average low is 41 degrees. July average high is 94 degrees. Average rainfall is 43.9 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

104 feet

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