The nearest commercial airports are in Houston. From Houston take Tex. 288 south about 45 miles to Angleton, the Brazoria County seat. Lake Jackson is another 10 miles south on Tex. 288, and Bus. 288 leads from Angleton to Clute (10 miles south). Texas highways 332 and 288 intersect in Lake Jackson, heading southeast around it and Clute, and then divide, 332 continuing southeast to Surfside Beach and 288 heading south to Freeport and Quintana. Brazoria is just west of Lake Jackson on Tex. 332.
The only practical way to explore this area is by car; the attractions are all within a 45-minute drive. Traffic and parking are seldom an issue. The major roads are Texas highways 288, 332, 35, and 36. Tex. 288/332 wraps around the west and south sides of Lake Jackson and Clute, where many motels are located.
Although most of the towns in the Brazosport area have their own chambers of commerce, and some have visitor centers, you can get area-wide information from the Clute Visitors Bureau, 1014-B Lazy Lane, Clute, TX 77531 (tel. 888/GO-CLUTE [462-5883] or 979/265-2508; www.goclute.com); and the Brazosport Convention & Visitors Council, 300 Abner Jackson Pkwy., Lake Jackson, TX 77566 (tel. 888/477-2505 or 979/285-2501; www.tourtexas.com/brazosport). Both organizations operate visitor centers.
The Brazosport Regional Health System, 100 Medical Dr. (just off Tex. 288), Lake Jackson (tel. 979/297-4411), has a 24-hour emergency room. Clute's post office, located at 530 E. Main St., is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday from 10am to noon. The Lake Jackson post office, 210 Oak Dr. S., is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
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