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Equestrian safety

The Texas Animal Health Commission has reported incidents of vesicular stomatitis in horses in Bastrop and Travis counties. This viral disease, which causes lesions, is initiated by insect bites and spread through horse-to-horse contact. Although transmission among horses along trails is unlikely, please do not bring your horse to an LCRA park if it displays symptoms. ​TAHC recommends horses in Bastrop and Travis counties do not drink from common troughs, so no water troughs are available at LCRA parks. Learn more about vesicular stomatitis from the​ TAHC w​ebsite.​

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.

New rules to combat zebra mussels

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

Escape and explore
​at LCRA parks

Enjoy outdoor fun and adventure at LCRA's 44 parks, recreation areas and river access sites along the Texas Colorado River, from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast.