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Brazos Bend State Park: Rated One of the Best Campgrounds in Texas if Not the Best!

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

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.

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.

  • 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. Weather conditions can lead to trail closures; call the park for trail updates before your visit.

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.


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. The George Observatory is part of the Houston Museum of Natural Science.



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