Truly amazing. This park is gorgeous!
I’m going back in time a few weeks to catch up on some of the places we’ve been. After leaving American Greenfuels to order our parts and plan for the veg. conversion on the RV, we took off in search of some cool places to bide our time. State parks in the Houston area that had camping and could accomodate our 39 foot rig were limited. We decided to first check out Brazos Bend- ranked in the top 10 best parks in the country. The park is close to 5,000 acres with almost 300 different species of birds living there.
It was absolutely breathtaking and shady which is wonderful and we’ve found to be novel here in TX. We’ve found Texas state parks claims of available WiFi to be deceiving. By WiFi access, they generally mean directly outside the headquarters building (in this case, miles from the campsites) on the northwest side when the moon is full and you stand on your head. It was immediately clear there would not be internet access here. By the time we got in to the campsites (quite a beautiful drive down a forested road), there was also no 3G access from which to tether.
We dumped on the way in after having boondocked on the way down and a raccoon sauntered by the RV. As we chose our campsite, a grouping of about 17 deer watched us watching them as they grazed. We saw this or another grouping several times as we went for bike rides and walks during our short stay. In the end, we only stayed one night and 1 1/2 days at this lovely park because we are really held to having internet access and Chris didn’t have any of our boosters set up this early in our journeying (we’re much more wired now and getting more so by the minute). It was also very hot (early August) and the kids wanted to swim.
Though there’s plenty of water, there is absolutely no swimming allowed here (AT ALL). The water is reserved for the alligators- of which there are many. The kids rode their bikes and we walked down one of the trails to the waters edge and, sure enough, saw a small gator hanging out in the vegetation. There was plenty of movement farther out, as well, to indicate that there were plenty more.
We really enjoyed our short stay here. The park staff was super friendly. The sites were spacious. We learned quickly what we needed to evaluate in seeking other parks in which to stay. Chris’ fire was lit to create solutions to these technical blocks. There is always a way….