Brazos Bend State Park Professional Review and Guide
"One of Texas’s most beautiful and rewarding state parks, Brazos Bend is worth a visit anytime — though you might want to avoid summer weekends, when its popularity and proximity to Houston can make for crowds. Covering 4,897 acres, with 3.2 miles of the Brazos River forming part of its boundary, it encompasses 21 miles of hiking trails, seven lakes, a slough, and a good-size creek.
Much of its habitat is bottomland forest with live oak, water oak, pecan, and elms; Spanish moss and resurrection fern create a lush, almost tropical atmosphere in the woodlands. Elsewhere the park preserves some remnant tall-grass coastal prairie, dotted with wildflowers from spring through fall."