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Spillway Trail

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A flat trail connecting the 40 Acre Lake Trail to Elm Lake Loop with water on both sides.


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0.6

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56' 17 m

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48' 15 m

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8' 2 m

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4' 1 m

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Features Birding · Lake · Wildlife

Description

This is a level trail made of gravel fill that connects two lake loop trails. There is a lookout tower on the west end of the trail and a small dam in the middle that keeps the water on the north side deeper than on the south side (hence the name spillway). If it's been dry, there may be no water flowing over the dam, in which case you could also run along it rather than taking the bridge. Look for alligators and birds on both sides of the trail.

Parking is available from either loop, so access is easy from either direction

Contacts

Land Manager: Texas State Parks

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Karl W

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#919

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Hiking the trail
Aug 18, 2019 near Rosharon, TX
An alligator suns itself next to the Spillway Trail in Brazos Bend State Park.
Jan 21, 2017 near Rosharon, TX
Alligator tail
Mar 16, 2019 near Rosharon, TX

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