Monthly Archives: February 2011

Brazos Bend State Park – near Houston, TX

You might say that Brazos Bend is our “home park” since it’s only 35 miles from our house.  We love this park!  The only problem is that lots of other people love it too.  In the spring, fall, and winter reservations are hard to come by.  Think at least three months ahead if you want a camp site.

Camp sites at Brazos Bend are very nice.  Wide, paved sites with plenty of space between you and your neighbor.  Sites are water and electric, no sewer.  There are on site showers and restrooms.  I’ve never been in a campground better with back in only sites than this park.  There are no pull through sites, but if you can’t back into these sites, well, maybe you shouldn’t be driving an RV!

There are lots of trails at Brazos Bend.  They are all well maintained, patrolled by four wheelers.  The terrain is level, making it a great park for bicycling.  Some of the trails circle lakes and others take you into the deep woods.

The park is home to George Observatory which offers programs weekend nights.

The big draw for most people is the large population of alligators.  We’ve never visited the park without seeing at least a few and more often than not we’ve seen lots of them ranging up to 12-14-16 feet in length.  The gators aren’t in cages and sometimes they are sunning themselves right along the trail.  I’ve never heard of anyone being bitten, but if a person wanted to fool with a gator it would be easy enough to come to regret it!

Birders love the park too.   It’s really not our thing, but the water birds plus the birds of the forest are there in abundance.

If you get the idea that we love Brazos Bend State Park you are right!  It’s one of our favorite quick get-aways and we’re fortunate to live so close to it.

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