Filming and photography on LCRA land


From lakefront parks to rocky trails along the lower Colorado River, LCRA offers a wide variety of locations to filmmakers and commercial photographers. LCRA owns more than 40 parks and recreation areas, in addition to office buildings and industrial properties. LCRA proudly supports the Texas Film Commission and the Austin Film Commission.

Organizations and individuals wanting to film or take photographs on LCRA property for commercial use, stock photography, student projects, television or movies must first submit an LCRA Film Location Application to Applications should be filed at least ten (10) business days before the requested film date. Filming may begin only after obtaining a permit and submitting required fees to LCRA.

Filming and photography limited to personal use is allowed in LCRA Parks without a permit, including the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) operated recreationally. Drones are not allowed to be flown over or near LCRA critical infrastructure, including dams, power lines and power plants. All federal, state and local regulations regarding drones must be strictly observed.

Anyone filming or taking photos on LCRA lands must adhere to all provisions in LCRA's Land and Water Use Regulations.

For questions about filming on LCRA property, email

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