Brazos Bend State Park, Needville, Texas

21901 FM 762, Needville, Texas

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Submitted by: Edward W.

Screaming kids!  wtf is with all the ritalin laced crazy kids? 200+ Boy Scout cubs and Girl Scout brownies!  What a nightmare! You know what happens when you have so many kids together?  It becomes a Jumanji nightmare!   My biggest mistake was camping here on the weekend with 200+ kids.  My friends and I have been planning this camping trip for 2 months.  We reserved 5 campsites for two nights at the primitive camping area, meaning we camped with no electricity and supposedly in a secluded area in the woods.  We came in on a Friday and it was nice and quiet.  Then when it got to 7PM we were overwhelmed with screaming kids. You would figure that being cub scouts they have some discipline but I guess whistle b...

Submitted by: Jackie M.

we used to come to this park from time to time when i was a kid.  we didn't know what it was called when we were kids, so we called it alligator park, since there's alligators all over the place.  i've never seen a park ranger, or any other employee on the grounds other than at the toll booth.  i'm not sure how many accidents happen each year, or if the alligators simply aren't interested in eating people, but it amazes me that there are no barriers between us and them.  i even remember one time when an alligator was sunbathing on one of the trails, and we were stupid enough to step right over it and continue hiking. as previously mentioned, there are trails for hiking and biking.  there are also lakes, but ...

Submitted by: Victor B.

This place is beutiful. I come here every other week with my grandmother to fish. The park is amazing. The birds, alligators, everything. The fish dont bite when it is hot I only caught 1 bass in 6 hours. Now me and my grandmother go right when they open (7am) and they bite like crazy. (...

Submitted by: Meticulously p.

Love it! I would have chosen five stars, but I need to take a dip in some type of water after hihking/biking. I don't dare swim in these swamps with those gators lurking. If you visit during the summer or late spring early fall you will for sure see those giants. although they do not like extreme heat.They are huge. don't settle for a little gator or baby, keep looking. they love to lay and bake in the sun. my hubby and i also visit and take the bikes. it is a nice bike trail. in the late fall and early spring it is very scenic not to mention beautiful weather-. don't see many when it is cold. park has an observatory as well. you can look tjrough telescopes on Fri and Sat nites during the summer $5.00pp. I w...

Submitted by: Noelle A.

This park is absolutely gorgeous in terms of swamp land, moss hanging from trees, streams, trails, plants, animals (and insects), etc.   I saw lots of alligators (big and small). It was unnerving and exciting how close they were to the trails (some of them were ON the trail) and utterly scary how quickly they could move when disturbed. I throughly enjoyed my experience there but, word to the wise: If you visit this park... 1. DO NOT FEED THE ALLIGATORS. You're teaching them to associate people with food. Here's your sign. 2. If you take your kids (it's great for educational purposes), for the love of god, do NOT let them run around willy-nilly. While I was there I saw several parents allow their children to ...

Submitted by: Keith M.

My wife and I were here for about two weeks in the first part of November.  It's been about three weeks since, and I can honestly say that it's been the best time I've had on a vacation in a long time.   Where do I start?  Of course, I was curious about the alligators, and we saw about 30 or 40 total.  I thought I would get used to seeing them, but trust me, they deserve -- and get -- your attention when you're hiking along the waterways.  One thing that I didn't know was that they tend to just stay right where they are.  They don't move at all for the most part.  I guess they're either resting, soaking up the sun, or just lazily waiting for their food to come to them.   It's hard to believe this place is so...

Submitted by: Jay M.

So a bunch of my friends have planned to go star gazing to George observatory. I love to watch the stars and planets that we get to see with the naked eye up close on a telescope. . OK...trivia question...how do you tell the difference between a star and a planet? read on. So the picnic starts at 5pm and I am irritated. The weather was awful and i was sweating. I wonder whose idea it was to go to this park at 5pm. I reach there and pay the $5 entry fee and drive to the camp grounds to meet up with my friends. Fair warning: once you get off 59 you think you're almost there...but the road twists so much that it takes a while to get to the actual picnic spot. so...we all gather on at the picnic area near the ob...

Submitted by: April C.

If you're looking for a nice getaway from the city, Brazos Bend State Park is the perfect retreat! There are city parks, but once you visit this state park, you'll see they aren't up to par. My friend and I went for a lil fishing trip. (fyi, you don't need a fishing license at any state park.) There were a a couple piers and banks that we could fish from, but a couple had too much vegetation. There were parking lots near each of the locations of the lakes, which made it super convenient when having all of the fishing gear to lug around. The bathrooms were pretty clean too. (A+++ for that!) You will see alligators, so you really do have to be careful if you're fishing off the bank. There were tons of families...

Submitted by: Neo K.

Nice short scenic ride from Sugar Land.  Lots of trails from beginners to more advanced.  Multiple lakes to fish from.  FYI, bring a small cooler full of ice cold liqui...

Submitted by: Dee B.

When you've been spending time in the city, particularly a metropolis such as Houston, surrounded by pavement, strip malls and traffic, you start to crave nature.  Brazos Bend State Park is an excellent place to satisfy this craving.  A short 45 min. drive from Houston, BBSP is a diverse and lovely park.  The highlights are the alligators and...

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