Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM CDT
Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Brazos Bend State Park
21901 FM-762
Needville, TX 77461


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Frank Steed, President 
Texas Highland Lakes Airstream Club (THLAC) 


 The rally schedule and other information will be sent to the email you provide on the registration form.  Failure to register with the club will mean you will miss updates.

Campsites at the park.

Rally Information

You are invited to attend our Gators, Birds & Stars Rally at Brazos Bend State Park from Thursday, October 12- Sunday October 15.  This is a beautiful park with great hiking and biking trails circling the lakes. Be sure to bring your walking shoes, binoculars and camera. The fully paved nature trail tours the wetland area with an accessible boardwalk and observation deck.  You can also enjoy fishing from the pier without a license.

THLAC has reserved 26 sites with water and electric.  This is a popular rally site so register quickly to attend.  Your Rally fees will be calculated and paid at the Rally as usual. To complete your registration your $75.00 payment for your site, which the Club prepaid, is due to Bruce Nutt by September 30th. You will be moved to the waitlist if not received by this date, and your site will be filled. We will have a great time, so please get your payment in and join us at Brazos Bend.

Check payable to THLAC Bruce Nutt, Treasurer, 200 Walnut Hill Ave #79, Hillsboro TX 76645. 

Your site number will be assigned after your check is received.  

If reservations are full, please go ahead and sign up for the waitlist as folks’ plans may change.  A rally schedule will be sent closer to the rally.

George Ranch Historical Park Group Tour ~ 2 PM Friday, October 13th.  As part of your rally fee, our group will enjoy an escorted tour of George Ranch.   The tour includes a trained guide specifically assigned to our group for a maximum of three (3) hours. The Park Tour Guide will orient you at the Visitor Center and then accompany you on a tour throughout the Park.  A tram is provided between the home sites.  You will be automatically included in the tour when you register for the rally.

George Ranch Historical Park is a living history museum that tracks four generations of one family over 100 years of Texas history. Originally settled in 1824 by Henry and Nancy Jones as part of Stephen F. Austin’s colony, this working ranch stands as a testament to the independent spirit of Texas. Explore the lives and share the experiences that molded this farming and ranching empire and shaped the history of Texas. Enjoy our historic home tours, cattle-working demonstrations, and working blacksmith shop.  For more information go to https://www.georgeranch.org/

George Observatory~ Optional Activity ~ Self RegistrationThe George Observatory is part of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. There are three domed telescopes at the observatory: the largest is the 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope, one of the largest telescopes in the nation open to the public on a regular basis. It is open on Saturday nights, year-round and weather permitting. Purchase tickets online before your visit; tickets are not sold at the park. For additional information, visit the observatory website or call (979) 553-3400 or (281) 242-3055. 




CLUB REGISTRATION: Register with the club by completing the form.  [If you are staying in a cabin or off-site, you still need to register with the Club.]. Be sure to click on REGISTER at the bottom of the page.

CAMPSITES: DO NOT CALL THE PARK to make a reservation. The site fee has been prepaid by THLAC.  To complete your registration your $75.00 payment for your site, is due to Bruce Nutt by September 30th. You will be moved to the waitlist if not received by this date, and your site will be filled. Check payable to THLAC and sent to:  Bruce Nutt, Treasurer     200 Walnut Hill Ave #79     Hillsboro TX 76645 

The sites are water and electric only.

RALLY FEE also includes the cost for food, dining hall rental, decorations, and a guided tour of the George Ranch. The rally fee is paid on the second morning of the rally with cash or check. 

CLUB CANCELLATION:  Please notify Frank Steed, President, fsteed6149@gmail.com if you need to change or cancel your reservation.  Club members who cancel rally reservations less than 72 hours before the rally may be responsible for reimbursing the Club for site fees, catered meals, or other expenses related to the rally.  


ENTRANCE FEES are charged in addition to your site fees and are collected upon arrival at the park. The entrance fees are $7 for adults.  You may provide your Texas State Park Pass when you arrive.

PETS must be on a leash no longer than six feet and must not drink from or enter the lakes.  Pets are not permitted in any buildings at Texas State Parks. If you plan to take your pet hiking, read about alligator safety on park maps and on signs in the park.

BURN BAN IN EFFECT- No ash producing fires (wood or charcoal) allowed. Containerized fuel stoves (i.e. propane or natural gas) allowed for cooking only.