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Brazos Bend State Park

Bird Hike


Common Yellowthroat - a winter visitor               Vermilion Flycatcher - another winter visitor

***IMPORTANT NOTE***

This is the day of the Brazos Bend 50 trail race. There will be many people coming to the Park.  The gates will open at 5:00 for the runners.  Please plane to arrive at the park NO LATER than 7:30 to get through the gate and to 40 Acre Lake by 8:00.

This is a perfect birding hike for a newbie or a birder with years of experience. 

For the newbie, it’s just a hike with friends where you’ll see lots of birds.  You can learn about them or not, up to you.  For the experienced birder, with 5,000 acres of wilderness, you never know what might decide to pay a visit!  You don’t even need to be a birder if you just want to come out and enjoy a leisurely hike.  Of course, birds are by no means the only wildlife we will see!!  We’ll start at the Observation Platform at 40 Acre Lake.  It’s not unusual to see 10-15 species from the platform alone.  

Round trip is +/- 3 miles and takes 2 -2.5 hours.

There is a $7 entrance fee unless you have a State Park Pass.  You will need to fill out an Early Check-In envelope and pay your entrance fee before heading to 40 Acre Lake.  You need to fill out the envelope and get a sticker for your windshield even if you have a Pass.


How to find us:  The 40 Acre Lake parking lot is the first one on the left after you leave headquarters (where you pay). If you are running a little late, look for us on the Observation Platform. It is just beyond the bathrooms.

Event: Brazos Bend State Park Bird Hike Event Cost: Free
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Members: 2 Max Attendance: 6
Guests: 1 Spots Available: 3
Total Attendance: 3    
Overnight: No Kid Friendly: Yes
Skill Level: n/a Dog Friendly: No

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Water
1/2 to 1 quart per hour required
 
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