Brazos Bend State ParkApprox. Time: 3 hours
Activity Level: Moderate

Watch out for the gators at Brazos Bend State Park! About 30 miles south of Houston, Brazos Bend is a wonderful wilderness getaway. In addition to alligators, the park is also home to 270 species of birds, 21 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 23 species of mammals (have you ever sited a feral hog?). The recreational opportunities are endless; especially popular is the interpretive wetlands trail that takes you through the marsh.