Brazos Bend State Park RV & Campground Guide

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Just 45 miles from downtown Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is a haven for nature just outside a bustling metropolis! Definitely bring binoculars and a camera to catch glimpses of wildlife - including alligators - from a good distance away. You can also go on a horseback ride, bike, hike, fish, or visit the observatory which is part of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. 

Weather in the park doesn’t get too cold - the average low in January is 41 F. In summer, the July high is 94 F. Average rainfall each year is about 43.9 inches. At just 104 feet above sea level, elevation isn’t much of a factor!

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Weather
Spring 48-86 F
Summer 73-98 F
Fall 47-90 F
Winter 36-65 F
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Nearby Cities
Needville, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Brazos Bend State Park

Camping is available at Brazos Bend State Park, with premium sites in two areas that have water and electric hookups. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

AllStar RV Resort

This campground in southwest Houston makes a great base camp for all your Texas activities, or as a good place to recoup, do some laundry, and hang out by the pool for a while. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes 
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: exercise equipment, computer room, dog wash station, pool

Fallbrook RV Resort

Fallbrook RV Resort in Houston is another great place to base your stay in the area. Enjoy a day at the pool, or try your hand at the stocked fishing lake at the campground. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: exercise equipment, pool, computer room

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What to Do at
Brazos Bend State Park

Inside Brazos Bend State Park

It doesn’t seem possible that this wildlife and nature should exist so peacefully less than an hour from the big city of Houston. And yet...here it is, along with a number of outdoor things to do in the park. 

Geocaching: Looking for a geocache is like a modern-day treasure hunt! Head to geocaching.com, or use an app to find caches near where you are in the park, and use GPS coordinates to find the cache. 

Hiking: There are 37 miles of trails through the park, including some that are wheelchair-accessible. The Creekfield Nature Trail is a ½-mile trail that tours a wetland area and has exhibits, an accessible boardwalk, an observation deck, and rest areas with shaded benches. There’s even a scavenger hunt for kids.

Biking: Many of the hiking trails are also available to bikers, and trails circle lakes and head into the hardwood forest as well. Be sure to check the park’s web page for information on alligator safety, as many of the reptiles make their home in the park. 

Horseback riding: There are 13 miles of multi-use trails available to equestrians, as well as a primitive equestrian campground. Riders must bring their own horses.

Fishing: Fish from shore along one of the lakes, or at one of the several fishing piers. 

Nature Center & Observatory: Stop by the nature center to learn about the park and its wild residents. Learn about the park’s ecosystems, and find out about ranger-led hikes and talks. On Saturdays from 3-10 p.m. you can also visit the George Observatory to learn more about the stars, planets, and other celestial creations.

Outside Brazos Bend State Park

There’s plenty to do outside Brazos Bend State Park as well! From learning about the local history to relaxing with a delicious bite to eat, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities. 

Restaurants

Burns BBQ

This little out-of-the-way barbeque place serves up plenty of tasty pit barbeque, topped with their tangy, sweet special sauce. Order up the Three Meat Dinner to get a taste of a variety of their grilled meats.

Type: BBQ

Location: Houston, TX

The Breakfast Klub

The chicken and waffles at this Houston staple are so popular, you’ll probably be waiting in line a bit before you eat. Locals say it’s definitely worth it.

Type: Soul food, breakfast

Location: Houston, TX

Tacos A Go Go

Breakfast tacos are served all day at this restaurant known for its street tacos. Also try ensaladas, Mexican plates, and several different quesadillas.

Type: Mexican

Location: Houston, TX

Shopping

Cactus Music

For more than 30 years, music lovers have been trekking to Houston’s favorite independent music store. Often, local bands (and sometimes well-known ones) will drop in to play live music on weekends, and at the Record Ranch in the back, guest DJs will spin as people browse the vinyl. From funky little-known recordings to Top 40 hits, you’re likely to find your favorite song here.

Location: Houston

Sightseeing

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site

Wander through pecan orchards and magnolia trees, and learn about the generations of Texas history at the site. The home was owned by three men - Austin colonist Martin Varner, sugarcane mogul Columbus Patton, and Texas Gov. James S. Hogg. Learn about the property’s various uses as a sugarcane plantation, rum distillery, and center of oil drilling as it made its way through the families. 

Location: West Columbia, TX

George Ranch Historical Park

The park covers more than 100 years of Texas history, and is a 20,000-acre working ranch with historic homes, costumed interpreters, and livestock and animals that would have been present during the ranch’s heyday.

Location: Richmond, TX

Sea Center Texas

The marine aquarium, fish hatchery, and education center is on 75 acres in Lake Jackson, Texas. The visitor center has exhibits of Texas marine life, the largest redfish hatchery in the world, fish culture ponds, an outdoor wetland exhibit, and a youth fishing pond.

Location: Lake Jackson, TX

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How to Get to
Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos Bend State Park is about a one hour drive from downtown Houston. Take Highway 59 south to the Crabb River Road exit. You could also take State Highway 288 south to FM 1462 west. Follow FM 1462 to FM 762 north. If you’re traveling from south of the park, follow State Highway 288 north to the FM 1462 exit or take State Highway 36 to FM 1462 east. The address for the park is 21901 FM 762, Needville, TX. 

Entering Brazos Bend State Park

There is an entrance fee of $7 per person for those 13 years and up to visit the park. There is no fee for children 12 and under.

Per Person : $7

What better way to create memories with those you love than by heading out on a road trip? Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into Texas and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!