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Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, equestrian, and fishing. Six lakes are easily accessible to fishermen, with piers located at 40-Acre, Elm and Hale Lakes. Visitors are cautioned to pay due respect to alligators, which are numerous in some areas of the park. There are at least three free interpretive programs and hikes offered every weekend. Interpretive staff and volunteers offer weekday guided hikes and programs for schools and other educational organizations. Fees and reservations required. The Nature Center is open Monday - Friday from 11 a.m - 3 p.m. and Sat & Sunday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. It's "Habitats and Niches" display offers an unusual "hands-on" alligator discovery area, a tactile model of the park, freshwater aquarium, live native snake species, a touch table and an open-captioned orientation video for all visitors including those with hearing impairments. The George Observatory is located in the park and is open Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. For information on stargazing programs/passes and other programs, call the Observatory at 979/553-3400 or at 281/242-3055 (as a satellite of the Houston Museum of Natural Science) or visit the George Observatory web site. Shop for gifts at the headquarters gift shop, the Visitor Center, and at the George Observatory.

Easy hike. Great for kids. I’ve seen up to 20 deer on this trail in the late afternoon. I’ve never seen a gator though. Lots of Hogs at times as well.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty decent trail

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail with a lot of gators and birds to see. Literally walked by giant gators lying by the trail. One snapped near the edge while we stopped to take a picture.

This trail is basically a microcosm of Brazos Bend State Park. It is one of the most beautiful scenes in the park. It is loop around the smallest lake on the park. It is a cement trail accessible to everyone. It easy and enjoyable for all ages. I saw several baby alligators. It made sense that the baby alligators might prefer hanging out at Creekfield rather than Elm Lake or 40-Acre lake where the big Gators like to dominate. I can see why, since big alligators eat little Gators.
This is one of the prettiest trails on the park. It offers a show of some of the plants native to this area, including wild Hibiscus, Cypress trees and Duckweed.
This trail is also excellent for sighting water birds! Dragonflies! Butterflies!
Great for getting good pictures. I had the half mile trail to myself on a weekday and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I like the trails on Brazos Bend State Park that a close to where the park borders the Brazos River. These trails are thickly shaded, which makes for a nice walk during hot, sunny days. You are closer to the river where you can get the breezes which are much appreciated during a hot summer afternoon. These trails are away from the crowds, not frequented by the majority of the Park's visitors because they are more remote. They are great afternoon getaway for yourself or you and your honey. There are opportunities to see wildlife in the woodlands there. We saw deer and armadillos​ and birds. Butterflies, dragonflies and other insects.

This trail is basically a microcosm of Brazos Bend State Park. It is one of the most beautiful scenes in the park. It is loop around the smallest lake on the park. It is a cement trail accessible to everyone. It easy and enjoyable for all ages. I saw several baby alligators. It made sense that the baby alligators might prefer hanging out at Creekfield rather than Elm Lake or 40-Acre lake where the big Gators like to dominate. I can see why, since big alligators eat little Gators.
This is one of the prettiest trails on the park. It offers a show of some of the plants native to this area, including wild Hibiscus, Cypress trees and Duckweed.
This trail is also excellent for sighting water birds! Dragonflies! Butterflies!
Great for getting good pictures. I had the half mile trail to myself on a weekday and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Went a about a 4 mile hike - a loop we chose within this bigger loop - with our dog. Very pretty! Enjoyed the beaten path over the manicured. We would definitely go again! Just FYI, there is a $7 per person park entrance fee.

Beautiful quiet trail

A very beautiful and clean park. Will definitely be going back!

10 months ago

This is a wonderful trail to see wildlife !!!
Lots of birds and reptiles.
The trail is in good shape, covered with crushed limestone. A viewing platform is by the parking lot. A picnic area and restrooms are also there. Lots of other hiking trails are in the park.

Great park with lots of trails to pick from. If you Park and start you hike by Elm lake you're bound to see a gator. We saw 3 gators and it was 60 degrees out on a January day. They were on the banks and Sunning themselves. They are pretty amazing to see in the wild. We also saw deer and a snake.

loved this park! took all 3 of my boys and we had the best time. they saw deer, all kinds of birds.. squirrels. we also visited the nature center where they were able to pet gators, snakes and see other animals. there was plenty of terrain and miles of trail. couldn't have picked a better spot for our afternoon!!

Very thankful that I live in a millennium where nature still exists

We parked near the Hale Lake Loop Trail and hiked part of that to get to the Bayou and Sawmill Trails before reaching the Riverview Trail on the way back. So we made a 7.5 mile loop today. Beautiful, clear, wide trails. I don't know how likely you are to see alligators on this side of the park, away from the larger waters. We did not see one nor expect to. We did see so many deer tracks, raccoon prints and wild hog ruts. And walked up on an armadillo! It let us watch it a long while as it ate - pretty neat!
Yes, great trails at Brazos Bend State Park!

Too many gators for small children and pets, but beautiful landscape with lots of exploring to be done.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Park says they have never had a human fatality from a gator. I'm skeptical. They are big and everywhere. Awesome hike. Was able to walk by most but had to backtrack twice due to big gators on trail. Highly recommend, but stay alert.

mountain biking
Friday, November 04, 2016

I enjoy riding the trails at BBSP. The trails are easy. The Red Buckeye Trail is especially enjoyable on a bike. Love seeing wildlife and taking pics of the beautiful oaks at the park. Nice to have these trails as an option for a fun and quick ride.

Do not bring dog. Alligators will try to eat.

Beautiful, relaxing bike ride. Tons of wildlife.

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