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BRYAN BEACH STATE RECREATION AREA

BRYAN BEACH STATE RECREATION AREA. Bryan Beach State Recreation Area is off County Road 723 just outside Freeport in Brazoria County. The 878-acre park was acquired by purchase from private owners in 1973 and named for James Perry Bryan, who built a home there in 1881 and operated a store at nearby Peach Point. Covered with dunes, some up to ten feet in height, the undeveloped park is home to a wide variety of coastal vegetation, including various grasses, shrubs, and forbs. Native animals include ground squirrels, gophers, grasshopper mice, rice rats, cotton rats, rabbits, and opossums. Shorebirds are common, and waterfowl and other migratory birds can be observed.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).

Christopher Long

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "BRYAN BEACH STATE RECREATION AREA," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gkb11), accessed September 22, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.