Ride your bike in LCRA parks

Ride your bike among fields of bluebonnets at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area.


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.

How full are the lakes?
Lakes Travis and Buchanan are our region’s water supply reservoirs and currently hold about 743,587 acre-feet of water.


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 Boat Ramp Information

Status at a Glance
Arkansas Bend
Bob Wentz at Windy Point
Buchanan Dam Park
Camp Creek Rec. Area
Cedar Point Rec. Area
Cypress Creek
Gloster Bend Rec. Area
Granite Beach Rec. Area
Inks Lake State Park
Johnson Park
Jones Brothers Park
Lakeside Park
Llano County Park
Mansfield Dam
Narrows Rec. Area
Pace Bend - Collier Cove
Pace Bend - Tatum Cove
Sandy Creek
White Bluff Park
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2013 Water Use Summary now available

​​​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.

New power plant nears completion


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 th​​e same site as the original Ferguson plant, which went off line last year and will be decommissioned. Read more.

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Last Updated: April 17, 2014