LCRA Parks Activities

BeachcombingBeachcombing

Explore sand dunes and beaches to discover shells and other treasures unique to the Gulf Coast.
Matagorda Bay Nature Park

BirdingBirding

Pack your binoculars and witness some of the most diverse birding opportunities in Texas; from the coastal wetlands to the rugged hill country, the varied terrain offers unique experiences for people of all ages.
Black Rock Park  | Camp Creek Recreation Area  | Cedar Point Recreation Area  |  Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Narrows Recreation Area  |  Pedernales River Nature Park  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

BoatingBoating

Hook up your boat and load up the family for a fun day on the water at our lakes located across the lower Colorado River basin.
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Recreation Area  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |  Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Narrows Recreation Area

Canoeing and kayakingCanoeing and kayaking

Paddle a leisurely stretch of river or through a swift channel for an adventurous journey on the lower Colorado River.
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Recreation Area  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |  Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Jessica Hollis Park  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Narrows Recreation Area  |  Pedernales River Nature Park  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

CampingCamping

LCRA parks has a wide range of accommodations, including traditional tent camping, RV spaces and air-conditioned cabins, to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. 
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Recreation Area  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

Challenge courseChallenge course

Experience new heights on a versatile challenge course, offering three levels of activities: games and initiatives, low course and high course. Choose the combination that best fits your group’s needs.
McKinney Roughs Nature Park

FishingFishing

Grab your tackle box and access the lower Colorado River and nearby lakes for superior fishing. Tip: The 900-acre Lake Bastrop is known to have some of the best largemouth bass fishing in the state.
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Recreation Area  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |  Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Jessica Hollis Park  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Pedernales River Nature Park  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

HikingHiking

From drastic inclines to scenic overlooks, LCRA parks offers miles of trails for visitors looking for an adventurous hike. Pets are welcome on all trails!
Grelle Recreation Area  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Pedernales River Nature Park  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area

Horseback riding Horseback riding

Enjoy river and lake views from your horse at some of LCRA parks’ multiuse trails. Park guests can also visit Horses on the Beach for beachfront horseback riding at Matagorda Bay Nature Park.
 Grelle Recreation Area  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area

Mountain bikingMountain biking

Challenging terrain and scenic trail designs make for a riding experience unlike any other in Texas. With trails for beginners and advanced technical riders, LCRA parks has something for every rider. 
Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  

PhotographyPhotography

Park visitors can capture beautiful landscapes filled with numerous species of plants and animals throughout LCRA parks.
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Recreation Area  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |  Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Jessica Hollis Park  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Narrows Recreation Area  |  Pedernales River Nature Park  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

PicnickingPicnicking

Both overnight and day-use parks have designated areas for picnicking with groups of all sizes. Some parks offer stand-up grills, while others have barbeque smokers for larger parties. 
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Recreation Area  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |  Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Jessica Hollis Park  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Narrows Recreation Area  |  Pedernales River Nature Park  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

PlaygroundPlayground

Swings, slides, volleyball and washers are just a few of the activities your family can enjoy outside. 
Black Rock Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park

River raftingRiver rafting

Enjoy floating down the lower Colorado River or across a lake with a group of friends while taking in the native flora and fauna of the region.
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Recreation Area  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |  Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Jessica Hollis Park  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Narrows Recreation Area  |  Pedernales River Nature Park  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

Rock climbingRock climbing

Test your climbing skills on the rock wall at McKinney Roughs Nature Park. You can also rent the 30-foot mobile, rock-climbing wall to bring the adventure to a location near you. Contact 512-303-5073 for details.
McKinney Roughs Nature Park

StargazingStargazing

Let LCRA parks provide the backdrop to your evening as you escape the city lights to enjoy the glow of the constellations.
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Recreation Area  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

Stand-up paddleboardingStand-up paddleboarding

With picturesque surroundings on rivers, coves and lakes, LCRA parks offer dynamic opportunities throughout the region for paddle boarders.
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Recreation Area  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |  Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Jessica Hollis Park  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Narrows Recreation Area  |  Pedernales River Nature Park  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

Summer campSummer camp

Rock-climbing, kayaking, zip lining and rafting are some of the many outdoor adventures available to campers ages 5-15 at LCRA parks. Convenient shuttle services are available.
Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park

SwimmingSwimming

Escape the Texas heat with a refreshing swim at LCRA parks. 
Black Rock Park  |  Camp Creek Recreation Area  |  Cedar Point Recreation Area  |  Gloster Bend Recreation Area  |  Grelle Recreation Area  |  Hollywood Bottom Park  |  Jessica Hollis Park  |  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park  |  Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |  Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park  |  Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park  |  Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area  |  Plum Park on the Colorado  |  Shaffer Bend Recreation Area  |  Turkey Bend Recreation Area

TeambuildingTeambuilding

Whether you’re solving a puzzle or reaching new heights, teambuilding is great way to strengthen the bond amongst a school group, company or organization.
Matagorda Bay Nature Park  |  McKinney Roughs Nature Park

Wildlife viewingWildlife viewing

View abundant Texas wildlife and nature from our handcrafted viewing blinds.
Lake Bastrop South Shore Park  |   Matagorda Bay Nature Park

Zip liningZip lining

While on the challenge course, soar through the air on the LCRA parks gravity zip line. Park guests may also visit Zip Lost Pines, for a dual zip lining experience through the Lost Pines.
McKinney Roughs Nature Park