Brazos Bend State Park RV & Campground Guide


If you love exploring nature, head to Brazos Bend State Park near Needville, Texas. This state park, which opened to the public in 1984, regularly hosts guided activities so that you can learn more about the park's wildlife, including alligators, armadillos, and waterfowl. In addition, park rangers regularly lead guided bird hikes, especially during the spring and fall. Special events throughout the year include A Simple Christmas celebration, Prairie Heritage Days, and the July 4th Bike Parade. After or before your visit, consider visiting nearby attractions, including the Space Center Houston and Seabourne Creek Nature Park.

Nearby cities include:

  • Angleton, TX

  • Bay City, TX

  • Sugar Land, TX

  • Rosenberg, TX

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Spring 48-86 F
Summer 73-98 F
Fall 47-90 F
Winter 36-65 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Brazos Bend State Park

Campground Accommodations

Burr Oak Camping Area

  • Water hookup: 40 sites

  • Electrical hookup: 40 sites

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 45 feet

  • Other amenities: Upright grill, fire ring, shower house

Red Buckeye Camping Area

  • Water hookup: 33 sites

  • Electrical hookup: 33 sites

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 45 feet

  • Other amenities: Upright grill, fire ring, shower house

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

While many visitors go to Brazos Bend State Park to hike around the lake and through the hardwood forests, you will find many other things to do at this unique location. This park has four lakes, so there are fantastic opportunities for watersports. Everyone will love the activities led by park rangers in the nature center and the chance to see animals up close. One of the park's popular attractions is George Observatory, which is a terrific place to go stargazing.

Hiking, fishing, and stargazing are the main activities campers enjoy 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.

Fishing Fishing

There are four lakes at Brazos Bend State Park, plus you can fish from the Big Creek's banks in many locations. Many families choose to fish from the pier at Hale Lake, while other anglers prefer to fish along the shoreline of New Horseshoe Lake. If you want a secluded spot to fish, head to Forty Acre Lake.

Geocaching Geocaching

There are over 40 geocaches in and near Brazos Bend State Park. You can stop at the visitor's center to learn more about how to find the caches. You can take one of the items in the cache container, but plan ahead because you are expected to leave a family-friendly prize for the next explorer.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Visitors to Brazos Bend State Park will find three distinct ecosystems. In the woodlands, you may see white-tailed deer, gray foxes, bobcats, and nine-banded armadillos. Alternatively, while in the wetlands, you will likely see some of the 300 alligators that make this park their home. Watch for burrowing animals like groundhogs when exploring the tall grass prairie.

Stargazing Stargazing

The George Observatory, operated by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, is open on Saturdays. Gaze through the massive telescopes to spot stars far away. Children will especially love this stop as they are encouraged to work with other children to solve the problems of space travel.

Flora and Fauna

Follow trails through the woodlands to see hardwood bottomland trees growing so closely together that they seem to block the sunlight. The wetlands area near the lakes is home to shorter plants that thrive in water. You can learn how these plants and the park's animals interact at the nature center.

Hiking Hiking

Brazos Bend State Park contains over 37 miles of hiking trails. A favorite of many hikers is the Creekfield Lake Nature Trail, which has a boardwalk allowing you to explore one of the park's wetland areas. Along the edge of this trail, you will find bronze statues of various animals seen in the park.


There are 12 different biking trails at Brazos Bend State Park, ranging from 0.25 to 4.1 miles long. Most of these biking trails are around the lakes. Note that the bike paths are actually multi-use trails, so be sure to watch for equestrians and hikers.

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How to Get to
Brazos Bend State Park

You can get to Brazos Bend State Park from Needville, Texas, in about 30 minutes. Start by heading southeast on FM-360. Turn right on Texas 36. Then, turn left on FM 1462 and continue for 7.1 miles. Turn left on FM 762, and in 1.4 miles, turn right on Park Road 72. Continue until you see the park on your left.

Entering Brazos Bend State Park

Parking is available at the visitor center and the campgrounds. The state charges $4 per person to enter if they are over 13. Younger children enter free.

Brazos Bend State Park Per Person : $4.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Brazos Bend State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Brazos Bend State Park?

Spring is a terrific time to visit Brazos Bend State Park, as you will appreciate the moderate temperatures. Many birds, including prothonotary warblers and hummingbirds, migrate through this park in the spring. Fishing can be fantastic in the spring and early summer, especially for channel catfish and largemouth bass.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Brazos Bend State Park?

The three prominent ecosystems at Brazos Bend State Park allow visitors to see various wildlife. Visitors have spotted over 300 different bird species at this park. Additionally, the boardwalk can be a great place to spot alligators.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Brazos Bend State Park?

There are two camping areas for RVs at Brazos Bend State Park. You'll find 50-amp electricity hookups in the Burr Oak Camping Area, while 30-amp electricity is available at the Red Buckeye Camping Area.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Brazos Bend State Park and what is the cost?

Park officials highly recommend campers make reservations at Brazos Bend State Park, but you can sometimes find a camping space without a reservation. RV camping costs $25 per night, and there is no reservation fee.

Are pets allowed at Brazos Bend State Park?

Pets on a leash are welcome at Brazos Bend State Park. They are not allowed in any of the buildings or the lakes, and you are expected to clean up after them.