Brazos Bend State Park Photos

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Eery After Dark
This is NOT a place you would want to get lost in after sundown. It's spooky, freaky and the place comes alive with loud chatter and noises from every wild animal imagineable! (Photo by Lone_Star)
Read And Heed
Many people foolishly like to get as close as possible to alligators, which sometimes lay still. It seems harmless, but what most people don't realize is how fast alligators can move when they want to! (Photo by Lone_Star)
Nice Lookout
Nice place to walkout over the water and look. Notice one of the many alligator warning signs. (Photo by Lone_Star)
These scavengers were resting in the trees while others were circling up the thermals looking for something to eat. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Majestic Oak
A beautiful oak tree along the trail. I imagine it must be at least 50 years old (or more). (Photo by Lone_Star)
One of the many sites you'll see along the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
One of the many swampy areas within the park. (Photo by Lone_Star)
High Water Mark
The trees along the trail show how high the water can get when the Brazos river floods. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Brazos River
If you look carefully, you can see a color change halfway up the trees on the bank (from brown to grey). This shows how high the water level can get when the river floods! (Photo by Lone_Star)
Lots of bird watchers visit this park. Here's an example of why. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Alligators sunbathing along the muddy banks of the swamp. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Grazing right along side of the road near sunset. (Photo by Lone_Star)
The first trailhead you get to after entering the park, for the 40-Acres Lake Trail. (Photo by Riff Raff)
"Do not feed or annoy the alligators" is a common theme at this park. (Photo by Riff Raff)
The main attraction
The main attraction for hiking here. (Photo by Riff Raff)
Atop the tower
View down the trail from the top of the 40-Acres Lake observation tower. (Photo by Riff Raff)
Texas swampland. Keep a sharp eye out through the trees to spot larger alligators. (Photo by Riff Raff)
Trail View
Trail connecting the 40-Acres Lake and Elm Lake loop trails. All the trails here are completely flat, some more rugged than others. (Photo by Riff Raff)
Swamp Continued
More swampland. (Photo by Riff Raff)
Elm Lake
Elm Lake. In addition to the alligators, you can spot any number of different types of birds out here. (Photo by Riff Raff)
Elm Lake
Some parts of Elm Lake are murkier than others. (Photo by Riff Raff)
Observation Tower
The observation tower at 40-Acres Lake. (Photo by Riff Raff)