As we anxiously await the re-opening of one of our favorite parks near Houston, Brazos Bend State Park, past photos remind us of the combination of natural beauty and human accessibility which make this park easy to frequent.
The park will open its gates on Monday, May 16 after being closed nearly three weeks due to recent flooding of the Brazos River. Like last year and others before it, the river peaked at over 51 feet — 8 feet above flood stage. This may be the ‘new normal.’
It doesn’t matter what level of hiker you are, and there is something for everyone. With miles of trails around the lakes and prairies, through the wooded tracks and oak canopies, you’ll want to bring your whole family with water and a picnic lunch to maximize the time you spend at the park. The visitors centers are full of engaging information with eager volunteers to help connect children to their world.
Don’t forget to bring your bikes!
Keeping a Respectful Distance
A Beautiful if not Invasive Aquatic Species
Showy Spring Flowers
Fall Color on the Prairie Grasses
Little Blue Heron
A Small, Non-scaly Resident
A Common Grassland Flower
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
A Favorite Woodland Bird Habitat
Related Brazos Bend State Park Posts:
- When It Rains, It Pours, July 2012
- Shy Prairie Chickens and Turtle Pillows, February 2014
- Winter Birding, Photography in Dim Lighting, February 2015
- Gator Growls and Kissing Cardinals, May 2015
- Fall Wildflowers, Too Close Gators, October 2015