Brazos Bend State Park

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Brazos Bend State Park

  • Brazos Bend Pier
    See an amazing variety of birds and other wildlife.
  • Family By the Lake at Brazos Bend SP
    Kids of all ages will enjoy the scenery and wildlife here.
  • Biking Brazos Bend
    Ride your bike on trails under trees draped with Spanish moss.
  • Brazos Bend Family
    Make family memories on a visit to this special park.
  • Bird at Brazos Bend State Park
    Bring your binoculars and count the bird species you see.
  • Brazos Bend Sunrise
    Get up early to enjoy a spectacular sunrise.
  • Brazos Bend Night Sky
    See the stars at the George Observatory, located in the 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 group 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.


We have 37 miles of trails, some of which are wheelchair-friendly. You can experience them on foot, bike or horseback. We have an all-terrain wheelchair for use in the park; call us to reserve it for your visit: (979) 553-5101, x0. 

  • 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.
  • 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. You must bring your own horse and show proof of negative Coggins. Weather conditions can lead to trail closures; call the park for trail updates before your visit.

Some trails close in wet conditions. Ask at the park office about closures.

Our trails can be challenging. Be safe on the trails, no matter how you access them. Bring plenty of water and travel with a partner.


Try your luck from shore or fishing pier. You do not need a license to fish from shore or pier in a state park. Download our Fishing Tip Sheet for more information.


Reserve 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.

Hours vary for the nature center and gift shop due to staffing. Contact the park to arrange a group visit.

George Observatory

The observatory is part of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It is open on Saturday nights, year-round and weather permitting. Purchase tickets online before your visit; tickets are not sold at the park. A park day pass is also required. 

For additional information, visit the observatory website or call (979) 553-3400 or (281) 242-3055.


Find gifts and souvenirs at the headquarters gift shop and the Nature Center.

Get involved

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Ranger Programs

We offer nature programs and hikes year round.

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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

Entrance Fees
  • 13 Years and Older: $7 Per Person
  • 12 Years and Under: Free
  • Texas State Parks Pass Holder: Free

Open daily.
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.


We often reach capacity; reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use. To guarantee entry, reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.


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

104 feet