Brazos Bend State Park: An Ultimate Guide to Nature Vacation in Texas

Brazos Bend State Park: An Ultimate Guide to Nature Vacation in Texas
Brazos Bend State Park - Photo by Srini Sundarrajan from Flickr
SHARE

Tripboba.com - Brazos Bend State Park is a state park in Texas, precisely nestled along the Brazos River in Needville. This park is wonderful as there is a lot of native wildlife and plants that make a great ecosystem. This park is just around 45 miles from downtown Houston, Texas. Inside this article, Tripboba will reveal to you all specific things about Brazos Bend State Park.

    Brazos Bend State Park Texas

    Brazos Bend State Park - Photo by Judy Baxter from Flickr

    In a 4,897-acre (1,982 ha) area of Brazos Bend State Park, you will find over 300 species of migratory birds and mammals while you are exploring the park, such as the white-tailed deer, nine-banded armadillo, raccoon, and North American river otter. Don't forget about the alligator, in which around 21% is lived in the park, including other reptiles and amphibians.

    Make sure to keep your distance away from the river. All these animals come or are born to stay, either in the coastal prairie, bottomland forest, or in a wide range of wetlands including open and semi-open lakes and transitional marshlands. It's all there in the area of Brazos Bend State Park.

    Brazos Bend State Park Weather

    Brazos Bend State Park - Photo by BFS Man from Flickr

    The weather of Brazos Bend State Park is quite warm in July and the months around it. So, it is good for you to visit the park on purpose for picnicking, hiking, fishing, or wildlife viewing. On the other hand, January is on average the coolest month, but people usually come to set up their tent and camp.

    Brazos Bend State Park Fishing

    Brazos Bend State Park - Photo by Mlhradio from Flickr

    Brazos Bend State Park is open for all the fishers to come and test their fishing skill. Luckily, if you are a beginner, you do not need a fishing license to catch every fish in the park.

    There are 3 places for you to fish, which are Hale, Forty Acre, and New Horseshoe. There is no boat to sail, so you can only use the facilities in every fishing spot. At Hale Lake, you can sit on a fishing pier to fish. In New Horseshoe Lake, you can use ample shoreline access. Bank fishing is available along Big Creek at selected locations.

    Brazos Bend State Park also has some harvest regulations, but the main point is you have no limits on how much fish you can catch, except for bass largemouth, catfish channel, blue and hybrids, flathead, and crappie white. You can only catch with a minimal of 5-25 for the excluded types.

    Brazos Bend State Park Camping

    Brazos Bend State Park - Photo by Clem Onojeghuo from Pexels

    Campsites with Electricity (Premium)

    These sites are in the Burr Oak Camping Area.

    • People per Site: 8

    • Number of Sites: 40

    Facilities:

    • Picnic table

    • Water hookup

    • 50 amp hookup

    • Upright grill

    • Fire ring

    • Restrooms with showers nearby

    Price: $25/Night (plus daily entrance fee)

    Campsites with Electricity

    These sites are in the Red Buckeye Camping Area.

    • People per Site: 8

    • Number of Sites: 33

    Facilities:

    • Picnic table

    • Water hookup

    • 30 amp hookup

    • Upright grill

    • Fire ring

    • Restrooms with showers nearby

    Price: $20/Night (plus daily entrance fee)

    Primitive Campsites (Walk-in)

    Walk-in 35 to 150 yards to these sites.

    • People per Site: 8

    • Number of Sites: 15

    Facilities:

    • Water nearby

    • Picnic table

    • Fire ring

    • Upright grill

    • Restrooms with showers nearby

    • Great for groups

    • Large central fire ring in the area

    • Near the Group Hall

    Price: $12/Night (plus daily entrance fee)

    Group Camp (Youth - 32-person)

    • People per Site: 32

    • Number of Sites: 2

    • Yards to Facility: 200

    Group Camp Regulations:

    • Restricted to nonprofit youth group organizations

    • No individuals or adult groups allowed

    • Quiet hours from 10 pm to 6 am

    • Check-in by 3 pm check-out by 11 am

    • All litter and trash must be removed

    Facilities:

    • Large fire pit with grill

    • Picnic table and benches

    • Water spigot in the area

    • Restrooms are 1/4 mile away

    • It is 25 to 50 yards from the parking lot

    • No electricity

    Price: $40/Night (plus daily entrance fee)

    Group Camp (Youth - 16-person)

    • People per Site: 16

    • Number of Sites: 1

    • Yards to Facility: 200

    Facilities:

    • Picnic table

    • Large fire pit with grill

    • Water spigot in the area

    • No electricity

    Price: $25/Night (plus daily entrance fee)

    Brazos Bend State Park Cabins

    Brazos Bend State Park - Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

    Besides it is located in the screened shelter area, you are also allowed to set up the tents on the grass area outside of the cabin.

    Cabin (Without Bathroom)

    • Number of Sites: 1

    Facilities:

    • A/C unit

    • Heater

    • Fire ring

    • Upright grill

    • 20-amp electric outside

    • Electricity inside

    • Lights inside

    • Water spigot outside

    • Picnic table outside

    • Ceiling fan

    • Restrooms with showers nearby

    • Wooden bunk bed (twin on top, queen on bottom)

    • No mattresses (bring your bedding)

    Price:

    • $65/Night (plus daily entrance fee)

    • $25 key/cleaning deposit

    • (Tax is charged on this cabin)

    Call the park or park information (1-800-792-1112) for more information.

    Brazos Bend State Park Hours

    Brazos Bend State Park - Photo by Judy Baxter from Flickr

    • Open daily

    • 8 am - 10 pm

    • Reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use. So, please call the customer service center before you visit.

    Brazos Bend State Park Reservations

    Brazos Bend State Park - Photo by chepté cormani from Pexels

    Phone Reservations

    • Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

    • For making and canceling the reservations

    • Use a credit card to confirm your reservation

    • Campsites, shelters, cabins, and rooms (including those at Balmorhea): (512) 389-8900

    • Group facilities or organized group reservations: (512) 389-8920

    • T.D.D. - Call (512) 389-8915 to reach a text-only telecommunication device for the hearing impaired

    Specialty Lines

    • Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

    • Devils River: (512) 389-8901

    • Hueco Tanks: (512) 389-8911

    • Texas Outdoor Family Programs: (512) 389-8903

    • Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Decal: (512) 389-8917

    Brazos Bend State Park Map

    Brazos Bend State Park - Photo by Negative Space from Pexels

    If you're looking for the full map of Brazos Bend State Park, just click the link below:
    https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4504_110l.pdf

    Recommended

    1. 36 Questions That Lead to Love: With Tips How to Do It Properly!
    2. Best 75+ Who Knows Me Better Questions To Ask To Your Friends And Family!
    3. 110+ Patriotic Independence Day Greetings to Complete Your Independence Day Celebration
    4. 80+ Dad Jokes 2020 and Other Dad Jokes That Will Crack You Up
    5. 150+ Funny Questions to Ask on Instagram Story to Build A Deeper Relationship with Your Followers