George Observatory
Brazos Bend State Park

Directions to Brazos Bend State Park

The park, located in Brazoria County, is about an hour’s drive southwest of Houston.

288 Route (Richard's preferred route.)
Take State Highway 288 south. Go to FM 1462 (the “Alvin/Rosharon” exit), and turn right (west) on FM 1462. Cross the Brazos River, and turn right (north) on FM 762. Drive about a mile, or so to the park, entrance on the right.
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Southwest Freeway Route (This route has many twists and turns.)
From US-59 take the Crabb River Road exit and proceed south on Crabb River Road. Continue over RR tracks on TX-762 for about 15 miles and take left into Brazos Bend State Park entrance.
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From the Clear Lake Area
Take either FM-517 or FM-528 to TX-35. Proceed to FM 1462 west. Take a right on TX-762. The Park entrance is about one mile on the right.

Directions from the Park Entrance to the Observatory

It’s about a 2 ½ to 3 mile drive from the park entrance to the observatory’s parking lot. Just drive along the path highlighted in yellow on the park map I have created*. (For the sake of wildlife – and humans, too! – please observe the 30 MPH speed limit!) The observatory’s parking lot is on the left-hand side. (The parking lot is highlighted in green on the map.)

Then, just take the footpath (across Creekfield Lake) to the observatory, marked with a red “X” on the map.

The observatory’s gift shop (where you buy the tickets to use the big telescope) is located downstairs. (These tickets usually go on sale at 5:00 p.m. and sell out quickly.)


* Note: The park map I have "created" is actually a modified version of the park maps provided to visitors when they enter the park. I recommend visitors obtain one of these official maps.

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