Lake Colorado City State Park

Feb. 27, 2015 - A winter storm is affecting much of Texas; please check local weather and road conditions, and contact the park before travelling....

Only kayaks and canoes may be launched from the boat ramp.

Nature

The park is located in the Mesquite Plains, a subdivision of the western Rolling Plains. Originally an open grassland with a scattered, often localized, woody plant population, the area is now often dominated by mesquite. Mesquite trees are quite hardy, and like many other drought-tolerant plants, have thorns that protect them from browsers like deer and cattle. Mesquite trees are fast-growing and often create shade where other trees will not grow. As a legume (bean), they fix nitrogen in the soil which can improve soil quality.

Some of the wildlife that can be observed and photographed includes white-tailed deer, mallard ducks, raccoons, armadillos and squirrels. Popular fish are crappie, perch, catfish, bass and red drum.


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