Needville, Texas: Alligators Roam Free

Wetlands in a state park provide Texans a convenient live encounter with alligators. Stay back at least 30 feet, and don't entice them with dogs or toddlers.

Brazos Bend State Park

Address:
21901 FM 762 Rd, Needville, TX
Directions:
Brazos Bend State Park. From Houston, Hwy 59 South to Crabb River Rd exit, or State Hwy 288 south to FM 1462 West. Follow FM 1462 to FM 762 North.
Hours:
Daily, gates lock at 10 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
979-553-5102
Admission:
Adult $7, Under 12 free.
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Gators roam free!

Alligators Roam Free

I visited Brazos Bend State Park on June 18, 2020.

[Patsy Lewis, 06/21/2020]
Brazos Bend State Park - Gators Up Close

Brazos Bend State Park has marshes and wetlands full of alligators, birds, and wildlife. There are no barriers between alligators and visitors. Houstonians live within an hour of seeing live alligators on the trail, with only trail dust between you and them.

There is also an observatory open to public for stargazing on Saturday nights.

[ET, 03/22/2016]

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