Crawl Day 6

Participation Form Day Guide – Stops, maps
Participants New Orleans Guide
Reservation Information Fredericksburg Guide

Monday, January 8, 2024 – Destination Brazos Bend State Park, – 207 miles from White Oak/Sam Houston Jones State Park. Estimated time is 4 hours, 30 minutes.

The Google address of the Brazos Bend State Park is 21901 Farm to Market Rd 762, Needville, TX 77461. The GPS location of the Brazos Bend State Park is 29.371338339939953, -95.64145365859879.

8:45 AM Group meeting at White Oak Park, LA. First group and independents leave at 9:15 AM to 9:30 AM. We will meet at the Sam Houston Jones State Park Group at The Lowes Center located at 305 S Cities Service Highway, Sulpher, LA, GPS 30 21.965 W -93 32.406. Park at the end of the parking lot closest to I 10.

We will be traveling down the Bolivar Peninsula and stopping at the Bolivar Free Beach. We will cross the Galveston/Houston Ship Channel by ferry. There are a number of Points of Interest in Galveston.

I plan on stopping at the Shipley’s, the Fish Market and Shrimp n’Stuff on avenue O. When leaving Galveston and transitioning from I45 to TX6, use the left lane at exit 7. Google maps is confused.

Points of Interest

Galveston Fish Market Katie’s Seafood Market, Pier 19, 1902 Wharf Rd, Galveston, TX 77550, GPS 29.310198460931204, -94.79080079341877. Fresh Gulf of Mexico Seafood. It doesn’t get any fresher.

Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550, GPS 29.299612922084457, -94.79627800864743. The Moody Mansion is a historic thirty-one room Romanesque mansion on the National Register of Historic Places and completed in 1895. The home is named for William Lewis Moody, Jr., an American financier and entrepreneur in the cotton business who bought the home from Galveston socialite Narcissa Willis.

Galveston socialite Narcissa Willis began construction in 1893 after her husband’s death. . As a result, Willis became estranged from her family until her death in 1899. Her children never visited the opulent mansion, and Willis lived alone in the house with a single housekeeper who was paid $1,000 a year, three tims the wages domestics earned at the time.

Shipley’s Do-Nuts, 5401 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77551, GPS 29.290463847194438, -94.8275631890515. Shipley’s may be a chain, but the last time I was here, they were heavenly.

Shrimp n Stuff 3901 Avenue O, Galveston, TX 77550, GPS 29.29900098319955, -94.8097771963859. They have expanded with two additional locations, there are now three. This is the one I stop at every time I’m through Galveston, it has a nice patio.

Campground Details:

Brazos Bend State Park, TX, is located at 21901 Farm to Market Rd 762, Needville, TX 77461. The GPS  29.371338339939953, -95.64145365859879 and provides electricity, water, showers and a dump station. I have a reservation in Site 137.

We have 16 coaches and 26 people coming from the Lake Charles Area. There will be an additional 2 coaches  and 4 people arriving at the Park.

End of Day

The total contingent at the end of the day will be 19 coaches and 33 people.

Directions to Brazos Bend State Park (4 HR 30 Minutes, 207 Miles)