Nature Lover’s Paradise
Looking for a “wild” experience? You will find it at Brazos Bend State Park, just 45 miles from downtown Houston!
Things to Do
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. Ask about the self-guided tour guide and scavenger hunt.
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
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.
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.
Stay overnight at a campsite, screened shelter, or cabin. Bring your nonprofit youth group for a campout.
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.