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Nature

Lake Brownwood State Park is a place of rustic beauty and tranquility.

Wildflowers and wildlife

Adult and child fishing by lakeAlong miles of shore­line, watch for wild­flow­ers, white-tailed deer, ducks, rac­coons, ar­ma­dillos, and squirrels. Popular fish include crappie, perch, catfish and bass.

Many bird species visit or live here as well, drawn here by the lake and the woods.

Learn more by downloading Birds of Lake Brownwood State Park: A Field Checklist (PDF).

Where habitats mingle

The park lies in an area where three ecoregions overlap. As a result, the plants and animals here represent all three.

Typical vegetation for the Edwards Plateau is grassland with live oak on level to gently rolling terrain. Slopes and stream bottoms are generally wooded or brushy.

The Western Cross Timbers usually supports woodlands of dwarfed post oak and blackjack oak.

On the Rolling Plains, grasslands with shrubby vegetation grow on the rougher sites; woody plants usually grow along river bottoms.