Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos Bend State Park

Infobox_protected_area | name = Brazos Bend State park
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locator_x = 216
locator_y = 149
location = Fort Bend County, Texas
nearest_city = Needville, Texas
lat_degrees = 29
lat_minutes = 22
lat_seconds = 16
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 95
long_minutes = 37
long_seconds = 54
long_direction = W
area = 4,897 acres [ WildTexas] ]
established = 1984 [ TPWD] ]
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governing_body = Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Brazos Bend State Park is a 5,000-acre (20 km²) state park in Needville, Texas, along the Brazos River. It is run by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The park is a haven for wildlife, including over 270 species of birds, as well as white-tailed deer, armadillo, raccoons,and is heavily populated with the American alligator.

George Observatory

The park is also home to the George Observatory, a satellite facility of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This astronomical observatory contains three domed telescopes; the largest is the Gueymard Research Telescope, which has an aperture of 36". The facility is primarily focused on public education; it includes the Challenger Learning Center for space science education and also features an exhibit of meteorites.

ee also

*List of Texas state parks

External links

* [ TPWD: Brazos Bend State Park]
* [ George Observatory]
* [ Bird Species Reported at Park]



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