Brazos Bend State Park is a gorgeous park on the Brazos River. There are several lakes for fishing and alligator sightings are very popular. It’s a great place for bird sightings. Be sure to check out the Visitors Center for the opportunity to pet baby alligators and see the snakes of Texas. The Rangers are always friendly and a great source of information about the park. Camping here is great. There is plenty of space for picnics and many grills available. There are many different trails for hiking and biking and each features very different topography. Our kids love the playgrounds and the Observatory.