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LCRA Parks Activities

BeachcombingBeachcombing

Explore sand dunes and beaches to discover shells and other treasures unique to the Gulf Coast.
Matagorda Bay Nature Park

BirdingBirding

Pack your binoculars and witness some of the most diverse birding opportunities in Texas; from the coastal wetlands to the rugged hill country, the varied terrain offers unique experiences for people of all ages.
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Park  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |   Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |   Grelle Recreation Area  |   Hollywood Bottom Park  |   Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |   Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |   Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Narrows Recreation Area  |  Pedernales River Nature Park  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

BoatingBoating

Hook up your boat and load up the family for a fun day on the water at our lakes located across the lower Colorado River basin.
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Park  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |   Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |   Grelle Recreation Area  |   Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |   Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |   Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Narrows Recreation Area

Canoeing and kayakingCanoeing and kayaking

CampingCamping

LCRA parks has a wide range of accommodations, including traditional tent camping, RV spaces and air-conditioned cabins, to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. 
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Park  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |   Grelle Recreation Area  |   Hollywood Bottom Park  |   Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |   Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |   Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park   |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

Challenge courseChallenge course

Experience new heights on a versatile challenge course, offering three levels of activities: games and initiatives, low course and high course. Choose the combination that best fits your group’s needs.
McKinney Roughs Nature Park

CorclCorcl

These round paddle boats are the perfect activity for kids. Paddlers can easily and quickly move through the water with a kayak paddle.
Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |   Lake Bastrop South Shore Park

FishingFishing

Grab your tackle box and access the lower Colorado River and nearby lakes for superior fishing. Tip: The 900-acre Lake Bastrop is known to have some of the best largemouth bass fishing in the state.
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Park  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |   Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |   Grelle Recreation Area  |   Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Jessica Hollis Park  |   Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |   Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |   Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Pedernales River Nature Park  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

HikingHiking

From drastic inclines to scenic overlooks, LCRA parks offers miles of trails for visitors looking for an adventurous hike. Pets are welcome on all trails!
Grelle Recreation Area  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |   Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |   Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  | Pedernales River Nature Park  | Shaffer Bend Recreation Area

 Horseback riding Horseback riding

Enjoy river and lake views from your horse at some of LCRA parks’ multiuse trails.
Grelle Recreation Area  | McKinney Roughs Nature Park  | Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area

Mini golfMini golf

Play a round of golf at our nine-hole, Texas-themed mini golf course.
 Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  | Black Rock Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park

Mountain bikingMountain biking

Challenging terrain and scenic trail designs make for a riding experience unlike any other in Texas. With trails for beginners and advanced technical riders, LCRA parks has something for every rider. 
Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park

PhotographyPhotography

PicnickingPicnicking

Both overnight and day-use parks have designated areas for picnicking with groups of all sizes. Some parks offer stand-up grills, while others have barbeque smokers for larger parties. 
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Park  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |   Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |   Grelle Recreation Area  |   Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Jessica Hollis Park |   Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |   Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |   Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Narrows Recreation Area  |  Pedernales River Nature Park  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

PlaygroundPlayground

Swings, slides, volleyball and washers are just a few of the activities your family can enjoy outside. 
Black Rock Park  | Lake Bastrop South Shore Park

River raftingRiver rafting

Rock climbingRock climbing

Test your climbing skills on the rock wall at McKinney Roughs Nature Park. You can also rent the 30-foot mobile, rock-climbing wall to bring the adventure to a location near you. Contact 512-303-5073 for details.
McKinney Roughs Nature Park

StargazingStargazing

Stand-up paddleboardingStand-up paddleboarding

Summer campLCRA Parks Nature Days

New this summer, visitors and their household can participate in four-hour sessions of nature-based education and recreation. Experience the outdoors like never before. Learn more and register.
Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |   Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park

SwimmingSwimming

TeambuildingTeambuilding

Whether you’re solving a puzzle or reaching new heights, teambuilding is great way to strengthen the bond amongst a school group, company or organization.
Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park

UltraskiffUltraskiff

We have motorized portable Ultraskiffs available for rent on Lake Bastrop. These small, round boats are ideal for fishing with its 360 degree, round design.
Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park

UTV toursUTV tours

Contact us to set up a private UTV tour through McKinney Roughs Nature Park. It is the ultimate adventure through the pines.
McKinney Roughs Nature Park

Wildlife viewingWildlife viewing

View abundant Texas wildlife and nature from our handcrafted viewing blinds.
Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park

Zip liningZip lining

While on the challenge course, soar through the air on the LCRA parks gravity zip line. Park guests may also visit Zip Lost Pines, for a dual zip lining experience through the Lost Pines.
McKinney Roughs Nature Park