Lake Brownwood State Park

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Lake Brownwood State Park

  • Fishing at Lake Brownwood
    Try your luck fishing in Lake Brownwood - from shore, pier or boat.
  • Swimming & Boating in Lake Brownwood
    Spend an afternoon swimming, boating or paddling.
  • Biking on a Lake Brownwood SP Trail
    Hit the trails on foot or bike. The 2.9-mile Nopales Ridge Trail is the only trail open to biking.
  • Camping & Fishing at Lake Brownwood
    Reserve a campsite, screened shelter or historic cabin for your family getaway.
  • Lake Brownwood Group Hall
    Host a group event at our historic group hall, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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 2.9-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. 

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.

If you are planning a group event, read our event planning tips before making reservations. 

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.

200 State Highway Park Road 15
Brownwood, TX 76801

Latitude: 31.856987

Longitude: -99.028641

(325) 784-5223

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

Open daily,
6 a.m. - 10 p.m.


We often reach capacity, and recommend reservations for both camping and day use. To guarantee entry, 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