Brazos Bend State Park to remain closed until July due to powerful windstorm

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NEEDVILLE, Texas — The re-opening of Brazos Bend State Park is delayed two weeks to allow for thorough cleanup of facilities and trails, park officials said Sunday.

Brazos Bend closed to the public May 8 due to flooding at the Brazos River. It was set to re-open June 18, but that is being pushed back to July 1.

Assistant park superintendent Jason Castle said a powerful windstorm Thursday knocked down trees and set crews back from cleaning flood debris.

Most of the downed trees fell directly on trails, Castle said. He said the cleanup from the flood was coming to an end and the park was looking great. The powerful winds not only reset debris, but has also uprooted very large trees, according to Castle.

“Our focus has now been re-directed towards getting the trails cleared of these fallen trees,” Castle said of the 5,000-acre property.

Park superintendent Chris Bishop added that they want to make sure they’re providing a save environment and quality park experience before re-opening it to the public.


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