Today’s field trip spotlight is Brazos Bend State Park. Camping, Nature Center, Observatory, Fishing and more! We went on a camping trip with our friends at the end of the school-year and really had a blast. This photo is of Kaden on the gator hike with a little blue dragon fly on his snout. This is just one field trip of the many we took during our first year of homeschooling.
If you head out to Brazos Bend State Park, just beware of the roaming gators (who sometimes bask on the roads in the sunlight) and don’t bend your face over the water (you never know who’s glassy eyes are peeking out from below)! We got to see some wonderful alligators up close and personal – they were walking, basking, floating, and swimming! There was a huge one under the fishing pier that prevented us from catching anything. The nature center is educational. We even got to hold a baby alligator. The walking paths are enjoyable also. If you go out in the early morning, you can hear the alligators croaking to each other.
The shelters at the park are nice and screened in with electrical outlets (for your fan, light or crock pot). There are RV hook-ups and a little bait store down the road. Be sure to take your mosquito spray if you tend to attract them! I think we came home with a chigger or two, also.
The observatory is a nice plus to this fabulous park. Not a far drive South of Houston, Texas it is a wonderful place to camp and enjoy yourself.