21 LCRA Parks In Texas For Camping & Outdoor Activities

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) parks are perfect for camping, swimming, kayaking, hiking, fishing, boating, and lots more outdoor adventures and activiites. The LCRA provides energy, water and community services for the people of Texas. The multitude of vital services to Texans include delivering electricity, managing the water supply and environment of the lower Colorado River basin, provide public recreation areas, and support community and economic development. LCRA manages more than 16,000 acres of recreational lands along the lower Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. The list below shows some of the Best LCRA parks in Texas and what each have to offer in recreation and camping.

LCRA Texas Parks

Black Rock Park

Buchanan Dam, TX

Lake Buchanan

This 25 acre park offers water and outdoor recreation with 32 campsites and 18 cabins is great for rental facilities and group activities.

Canyon of the Eagles

Burnet, TX

Lake Buchanan

Because of the location of this 940 acre park it is a refuge for endangered species and sightings of a variety of wildlife. There are 61 guest rooms plus RV and campsites.

Camp Creek Park

Marble Falls, TX

Lake Travis

This 40 acre park sitting on the north end of Lake Travis provides a great spot for fishing, kayaking and swimming then camping in one of their 16 campsites.

Gloster Bend Recreation Area

Marble Falls, TX

Lake Travis

If you enjoy fishing, canoeing/kayaking and picnicking then this 540 acre day-use park is ideal with its mile long shoreline.

Cedar Point Recreation Area

Tow, TX

Lake Buchanan

Nine campsites are available on the 310 acre park which also includes shoreline perfect for fishing, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, and picnicking.

Grelle Recreation Area

Spicewood, TX

Lake Travis

Because this park has 7 miles of wooded trails it is ideal for mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking. It is located on the south shore of Lake Travis and so it is also popular for fishing, swimming, and canoeing/kayaking. There are 15 campsites available in this park.

Jessica Hollis Park


Lake Austin

This 62 acre day use park located on the north side of Lake Austin is ideal for picnicking, swimming, fishing, and canoeing/kayaking.

Lake Bastrop North Shore Park


Lake Bastrop

This 182 acre park has an aquatic playground, Hero Water Sports which is fun for everyone. The park also has water craft rentals, picnic areas, hike and bike trails, as well as, RV and tent camping. Read Texas Outside's review of Lake Bastrop North Shore Park.

Lake Bastrop South Shore Park


Lake Bastrop

38 campsites and 18 cabins are available at this 176 acre park that also has water craft rentals, and is great for fishing, hiking/biking, and swimming. To learn more, check out Texas Outside's Review of Lake Bastrop South Shore.

Matagorda Bay Nature Park


1,333-acre park and nature preserve that is located at the mouth of the Colorado River on the Matagorda Bay peninsula. Full hook-up, waterfront, and pull through sites plus kayak rentals, bird watching, fishing, swimming, and lots more. Texas Outside's review of Matagorda Bay Nature Park will give you lots of information.

McKinney Roughs Nature Park

Cedar Creek, TX

Colorado River

On this 1,100 acre nature park visitors can explore close to 18 miles of trails by foot or 12 miles on horseback. You will also find a challenge course, as well as, zip line.

Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

Spicewood, TX

Colorado River

Mountain bike and hike at this 654-acre park that has 9.8 miles of trails. Take in the scenic lake views at the 34 large, secluded campsites. Watercraft rentals are available.

Narrows Recreation Area

Spicewood, TX

Lake Travis

Great for picnicking, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing on this day use recreation area.

Pedernales River Nature Park

Johnson City

Pedernales River

This 222 acre park is popular for picnicking, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and swimming.

Plum Park on the Colorado

West Point, TX

Colorado River

This 40 acre park is great for launching your kayak or canoe, as well as, fishing and swimming before staying the night at one of the 6 campsites.

Shaffer Bend Recreation Area

Marble Falls

Colorado River

Great area for horseback riding and hiking. There are campsites on this 508 acre park.

Turkey Bend Recreation Area

Marble Falls

Lake Travis

On the north shoreline of Lake Travis you will find this 1,047 acre park with 29 campsites. Great for swimming, kayaking/canoeing and fishing.


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Southeast Texas Parks

Hollywood Bottom Park

Wharton, TX

Colorado River

The sandy beaches of this park makes it an excellent choice for canoeing/kayaking, swimming, and fishing. There are 6 campsites on this 36 acre park.

Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park

Fayetteville, TX

Lake Fayette

Located on 2,000 acre Lake Fayette you will have options to picnic, hike/bike, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, swimming, and camping in one of the 20 campsites, 6 screened shelters, and 8 cabins.

Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park

La Grange, TX

Lake Fayette

You have the option of tent camping or screened shelters for an overnight stay after a day of fishing, hiking, biking, and picnicking

Matagorda Bay Nature Park

Matagorda, TX

Colorado River on Matagorda Bay

There's lots to do on the 2 miles of beach such as wetland paddling, fishing, bird watching, and horseback riding. Camping is available in this 1,333 acre park.


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