Brazos Bend State Park

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Brazos Bend State Park

Location:28 miles southwest of Houston.
Facilities:Campsites with water and electricity hookups, primitive horseman's camp, showers, restrooms, day-use group facility, picnic areas, screened shelters, hiking trails, bike trails, interpretive center, observatory, aquarium, observation tower, fishing pier, park store, playground.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, interpretive programs, astronomy programs.
Special Features:Archeological materials show that prehistoric people visited this area, possibly as early as 300 BC; in early historical times, the Capoque band of the Karankawa Indians roamed between the mouth of the Brazos River and Galveston Bay and may have traveled inland as far as Brazos Bend.
Address:21901 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461

Size: Approximately 5,000 acres.

See other parks in Texas.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Brazos Bend State Park consists of 1,982 ha located less than 32 km southwest of the Houston city limits.
We thank the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for allowing access to Brazos Bend State Park, J.
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 77843; and Brazos Bend State Park, Needville, TX 77461
Thirty-year-old restrooms at Brazos Bend State Park are getting new plumbing.
Brazos Bend State Park is located in Fort Bend County, Texas, less than 32 kilometers southwest of the Houston city limits, and consists of 1982 hectares of Brazos River floodplain and upland coastal prairie.
Fifteen nests were discovered at Brazos Bend State Park in 1990.
Summary of nest information for 1990 at Brazos Bend State Park. Size class of Nest Location Island/bank Nest composition adult at nest 1 Forty Acre island dirt with vines 1.8 - 2.1 m and blackberry 2 Forty Acre island dirt with vines 2.4 - 2.7 m and blackberry 3 Forty Acre island dirt with vines 1.8 - 2.1 m and willow 4 Creekfield bank dirt with sticks 1.8 - 2.1 m and blackberry 5 Elm island dirt with some 1.8 - 2.1 m vegetation 6 N.
Status of the American alligator and potential resource management problems at Brazos Bend State Park. Unpublished M.

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