Load up your bike and get outdoors at an LCRA park. Ten LCRA parks and recreation areas offer miles of multi-use trails through diverse and beautiful scenery.
Around Lake Travis, cyclists can ride along fields of wildflowers at Turkey Bend and Muleshoe Bend recreation areas. Muleshoe Bend has more than six miles of mountain bike trails suitable for all experience levels. At Pace Bend Park, bicycle riders can work up a sweat along the trails and then take a dip in Lake Travis.
In Bastrop County, a 4.5-mile multi-use trail between North Shore and South Shore parks offers cyclists a workout and a ride through beautiful countryside.
East of La Grange, mountain bikers can ride along the shores of Lake Fayette at Oak Thicket Park. A three-mile multi-use trail connects Oak Thicket and Park Prairie parks. Oak Thicket offers overnight accommodations, too, in furnished cabins, screened shelters and RV and tent sites.
Learn more about all of LCRA's parks with bike trails.
About 457,000 acre-feet of water from the Highland Lakes and the lower Colorado River was used throughout the basin last year. This was the lowest water use of the last five years as the extreme drought continued. LCRA’s 2013 Water Use Summary is available and shows how water use in 2013 compares to previous years. Read more.
The new Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant near Horseshoe Bay is 94 percent complete and is scheduled to begin producing power in July. The new plant is a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle plant that is more efficient, cost-effective and reliable than traditional natural-gas fired plants. It is on the same site as the original Ferguson plant, which went off line last year and will be decommissioned. Read more.