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Lake Brownwood State Park
Lake Brownwood State Park
LAKE BROWNWOOD STATE PARK
LAKE BROWNWOOD STATE PARK
Lake Brownwood State Park, in Brown County, is 537.5 acres acquired by deed from the Brown County Water Improvement District No. 1 in 1934 that was opened in 1938.

Near the geographical center of Texas, the park is situated on Lake Brownwood, a 7300-surface-acre reservoir created by damming Pecan Bayou, which is a tributary of the Colorado River. Many structures in use today were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the early 1930s, from timber and native rock found in the park.
Nature of the Area
The park offers an atmosphere of rustic beauty and tranquility, with miles of shoreline where wildflowers, white-tailed deer, ducks, raccoons, armadillos, squirrels, and birds can be observed in a natural setting. Popular fish include crappie, perch, catfish, and bass.
Events
May 14
Blazing New Trails - 20th Birthday Celebration
Come celebrate 20 years of the Buffalo Soldiers and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Free fun and activities for the entire family.

The Buffalo Soldiers program turns 20 years old this year. Come out to Lake Brownwood State Park and help us celebrate. The annual open house program will feature a full Buffalo Soldier encampment with plenty of story telling, activities and a recognition ceremony for those who helped the program get to where it is today. We're looking forward to seeing you down the trail!

More information about this event.

Contact:Luis Padilla
(512) 844-3526 or (512) 389-8569
Luis.Padilla@tpwd.texas.gov


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Area Attractions
Nearby points of interest in Brownwood include Howard Payne University and Douglas McArthur Academy of Freedom; Camp Bowie Memorial Park; Coleman City Park; Camp Colorado Museum Replica; Rattlesnake Roundup (March); and Brown County Rodeo (July).
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
November 3 Friendly staf by zoodayz
A nice park with nice staff. The bathrooms need better cleaning . The fishing was no good tho there was a lighted dock
May 13 A Family Favorite by Dan and Tabatha Weber
I grew up at lake brownwood and loved every minute of it. Now that I am older with children of my own, I make sure to bring my kids back every opportunity that I get so that they may experience the same love for the area and people that I do. There is always excitement at Lake Brownwood wheather it be fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, or just relaxing with friends and family.
March 29 family fun by BARBARA J. CUTBIRTH
I HAVE BEEN CAMPING AT LAKE BROWNWOOD STATE PARK FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS. MY FAMILY AND I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TREATED WITH RESPECT AND THE STAFF IS THE BEST YOU WILL EVER SEE. WE HAVE CAMPED DURING SUNNY DAYS AND SOMETIMES DURING RAIN STORMS. AS FOR MY FAMILY WE PREFER THIS PARK TO ANYOTHER WE HAVE EVER CAMPED AT AND YES WE WILL BE GOING BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR AND EXPECT IT WILL BE JUST AS WONDERFUL AS THE LAST YEARS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. BJC


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Directions
The park is located 16 miles northwest of Brownwood on State Highway 279 to Park Road 15, then east on Park Road 15 for 6 miles.

USA Parks
USA Parks
Texas
Texas
Panhandle & Plains Region
Panhandle & Plains Region
Lake Brownwood State Park
Lake Brownwood State Park