Stephen F. Austin State Park, San Felipe

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Stephen F. Austin State Park is a state park in Texas, United States and is located in San Felipe, Austin County, west of Houston on the Brazos River.
The 663.3acre that makes up the site was deeded to the state by the San Felipe de Austin Corporation in 1940, and the park was opened to the public the same year.
of the park are set aside as the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site to honor the area's past. This was the site of the township of San Felipe, the seat of government of the Anglo-American colonies in Texas. It was here Stephen F. Austin, brought the first 297 families to colonize Texas under a contract with the Mexican Government. The town was burned on March 2, 1836 to prevent it from falling into the hands of the advancing Mexican Army during the Texas Revolution. On January 1, 2008, the San Felipe State Historic Site was transferred from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission.
The park can be a productive birdwatching location, but is not often visited. White-tailed deer abound in the park. Habitat is typical East Texas riparian, upland areas are mostly pecan trees, while river bottom areas are dominated by cottonwoods and hackberry.
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  • Hi, Happy Travelers. If you're ever in the greater Houston area camping, be sure to visit S F Austin State Park. We had a quiet night's rest in the splendor of East Texas in Spring.  more »
  • Have been staying in Texas State Parks while traveling across the state. This has been a great stay with full hook-ups and plenty of room for our motor home. Mowed picnic area for each site with table...  more »
  • Great local State park with miles of scenic hiking and biking trails. Trails that go down along the Brazos river with amazing views. Offers over night stays bring your own tent or stay @ a small cabin. Is pet friendly, must be leashed. Overall great place to visit very inexpensive and fun for the whole family.
  • This was a great place to camp. They had great hiking trails. It was clean and neat. The views were beautiful. It was close to sealy so if something was forgotten it was within close driving range to get what is needed. Everything was amazing.

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