Brazos Bend State Park is only 45 miles from downtown Houston, Texas. That fact alone makes this a very popular park. The park includes over 35 miles of hiking trails which include 8 miles of equestrian trails.
The 5000 acre park has over three miles that front the Brazos River and inside the park are numerous small lakes, creeks and swamp land. This habitat is cover with a wide variety of wildlife.
You can hike, fish, bird watch, nature watch, or ride your horse. Or you can do what I do. Sit in a chair under my RV awning and watch people fish, bird watch, nature watch and ride their horse. (I also take pictures.)
There is also an interpretive center locate in the park. It explains what wild life you might see in the park and the staff there will also teach you proper alligator etiquette. This is important, pay attention.
One of my favorite things at this park is the RV campsites. They are all paved and everyone that I have used is very level making set up easy.