From Brazos Bend State Park:
According to Park Superintendent Chris Bishop, “The flooding that followed Hurricane Harvey crested at 52.67 feet the FM 1462 gauge in Rosharon. That is the highest level flood recorded at that gauge since the 1957 floods.”
Bishop advised that, although floodwaters are receding, there is still water between the entrance and Park Headquarters and between the park headquarters and the interior of the park. Bishop says staff will provide public access to the Park Headquarters for information purposes only as soon as it is safe to allow traffic to that point. He re-iterated that no picnicking nor any form of day-use recreation would be possible until the park re-opens later in the fall.
“I cancelled all incoming reservations through October 4th. At this point, I do not think that re-opening on October 5th is realistic. However, we will need to to conduct a preliminary damage assessment before we make a wise decision about what is realistic and appropriate for a re-opening date,” Bishop said.
Brazos Bend State Park is set aside to conserve natural and cultural resources, provide recreational and educational opportunities, and foster an understanding of the diversity of Texas’ lands and heritage for all generations.