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​​​​Plan your kayak or canoe trip with LCRA's Lower Colorado River Guide

LCRA's river guide offers tips for planning a canoe or kayak trip on the lower Colorado River and depicts public access points available from Austin to Matagorda Bay, including boat ramps and public parks. Download the guide or buy a detailed waterproof map at McKinney Roughs Nature Park.

Host your event or meeting in a park setting with modern comforts

LCRA's parks offer a variety of facilities for rent for family reunions, weddings and business events. Facilities include dining halls, meeting rooms, group cabins, dormitories and pavilions in natural outdoor settings. Find a park with rental facilities near you.

Drain your boat to combat zebra mussels

All boats operating on the Highland Lakes and lakes Bastrop and Fayette are required to be drained after use to help prevent the spread of zebra mussels. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department included the lakes in rules that went into effect March 23, 2014. Read more.​

Birding at LCRA parks wins awards

2015 Great Texas Birding ClassicThe excellent birding opportunities at McKinney Roughs and Matagorda Bay nature parks have been recognized in a statewide birding contest.

McKinney Roughs and Matagorda Bay parks placed in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's 19th annual Great Texas Birding Classic. During The Big Sit!, teams watched and listened over a 24-hour period for bird species within a 17-foot diameter circle. McKinney Roughs took third place in the Heart of Texas-East region, and Matagorda Bay placed fifth in the Central Texas Coast region.

LCRA opens new boat ramp at Muleshoe Bend on Lake Travis

Just in time for summer 2015, LCRA opened a new boat ramp on Lake Travis. The boat ramp at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is the only public ramp in the immediate area, offering boaters access to a beautiful part of Lake Travis. Read the news release.

Escape and explore
​at LCRA parks

Enjoy outdoor fun and adventure at LCRA's more than 40​ parks, recreation areas and river access sites along the Texas Colorado River, from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast.