Lake Colorado City State Park

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Lake Colorado City State Park

  • Lakeside Cabins
    Reserve a campsite or cabin to get away for a weekend.
  • Water Play at Lake Colorado City
    Enjoy boating, paddling and swimming with friends and family.
  • Fishing at Lake Colorado City
    Fishing is a favorite pastime here!
  • Sitting on the porch of a cabin.
    Read a book, look for wildlife, or cook a delicious camp meal.

Wide Open Spaces

Need to get away from the crowd? Head to the lake! Water draws wildlife and humans here for respite from the dry West Texas climate. The park is south of I-20 between Midland and Abilene.

Things to Do

Many activities here feature the lake: fishing, swimming and paddling. But that’s not all you can do. Set up camp or enjoy a picnic, hike, look for a geocache, take photographs and watch for wildlife. Reserve a group site for your next gathering.


Drop a line in Lake Colorado City, a 1,618-acre impoundment of Morgan Creek. Anglers fish primarily for largemouth bass, channel catfish and sunfish.

The park has a boat ramp and fishing pier. Call to check lake levels before your visit.

You do not need a license to fish from shore or pier in a state park.

This reservoir typically has golden alga blooms from November to April. Blooms vary in intensity (slightly to highly toxic) and duration (several weeks to several months) and may result in fish kills. Contact the park for the latest conditions.

Water sports

Swim in the lake or explore by boat (no lifeguards on duty). Read through our Water Safety Tips before your visit.

Bring your own kayak or canoe or rent a kayak here (we provide paddles and life vests with rental).


Hike lakeside while enjoying views of the water and glimpses of wildlife. More than 300 bird species have been sighted in the park.

Check out our Trails Information page to learn more.

Overnight stays

Reserve a campsite or one of 11 cabins. Restrooms with showers are in all camping loops and the cabin area.

Get involved!

Ask at headquarters how you can help. Or you can:

Ranger Programs

Rangers lead programs on the nature and history of the park. Check our Events page for the schedule.


Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Area Attractions

Colorado City has grocery stores and gas stations. Or you can travel 77 miles east or west and visit Abilene or Midland.

4582 FM 2836
Colorado City, TX 79512

Latitude: 32.318219

Longitude: -100.936476

(325) 728-3931

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $4 Daily
  • Group - Adult: $2 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

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

Easter weekend through Labor Day


January average is 46.2 degrees. July average is 95 degrees. First freeze occurs late November. Last freeze occurs mid-March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

2,067 feet