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Lake Brownwood State Park

Legacy on the Lake

Civilian Conservation Corps workers spent years building this special park in the heart of Texas. Today, their legacy endures. Stay in a historic cabin, walk the scenic trails, or play in or on the cool lake.

Things to Do

Water sports

The park sits on the shore of the 7,300-surface-acre Lake Brownwood. Reel in a fish, explore the lake by boat, or go for a swim. You can also water ski, Jet Ski and paddle. We loan fishing gear for use in the park.

Activities on land

Hike nearly six miles of trails. Rest on CCC-built benches along the way, and take in the view from the scenic and historic pavilion. Most trails are for hiking only, but the 2.89-mile Nopales Ridge Trail is also open to biking.

Hold your next reunion or meeting at one of our group halls. The CCC-built recreation hall is made of local natural materials, and its outdoor dance pavilion overlooks the lake.

Search for geocaches, watch for birds, look for wildlife and plants, and enjoy sunrises over the lake. We also have a volleyball court and softball field. Take a virtual tour with our interactive trails map.

Camping & cabins

Campsites: Choose from water-only tent sites and sites with water and electricity. We also have 20 full hookup sites and 10 screened shelters.

Cabins & lodges: Reserve a two-person or four-person cabin, or go big and rent a lodge. Lodges hold from four to 26 people. Some cabins and lodges have views of the lake.

Civilian Conservation Corps

The CCC built cabins, lodges, group facilities, benches, roads and more at the park. Be sure to visit the grand staircase, which early visitors climbed when they arrived by boat to attend dances at the pavilion. Learn more on our History page.

Get involved

Volunteers help with events, maintenance and protecting natural areas of the park. Visit our Volunteer page to learn how you can help.

Support state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

Ranger Programs

Visit our Events page for upcoming programs.

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Become a Junior Ranger!

  • Borrow an Explorer Pack, loaded with tools for exploring the park.
  • Pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Journal at headquarters. Complete tasks to earn a badge.

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200 State Highway Park Road 15
Lake Brownwood, TX 76801

Latitude: 31.856987

Longitude: -99.028641

(325) 784-5223

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
  • Group - Adult: Contact the Park

Open daily,
6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Check for scheduled closures.


We often reach capacity; reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use. To guarantee entrance reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.

Busy Season

Summer for all facilities
Weekends and holidays for cabins and lodges


January average low is 34 degrees. July average high is 94 degrees. First freeze occurs early November. Last freeze occurs early April.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

1,342 feet

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