Lake Colorado City State Park, Colorado City Texas

Fishing pier

The fishing pier.

Lake Colorado City State Park has a large day use area which includes a  swimming beach, covered picnic tables, a playground and a 4- lane concrete boat launch ramp.  There is also a lighted fishing pier, a covered fishing barge, kayaks and pedal boats for rent seasonally and yes this park is centered around fishing!  check this link for my blog entry on free fishing in texas state parks.  The lake cools an electric power plant, the resulting warm water results in an ideal habitat for fish and waterfowl.  Whether you are fishing off your boat or from the 5 miles of shoreline you should have excellent luck reeling in crappie, perch, catfish, bass and even red drum.  Campsites are large and spaced well apart.  The Mesquite Circle Camping Area (sites #1-34 water and electric) is closest to the fishing barge.  The Rolling Hills Camping Area (sites #35-78 has some pull-through sites considered premium at a slightly higher camping fee.  The Lakeview Camping Area (sites#95-128) has the best views, is closest to the lighted fishing pier, the camping sites are back in and quite long however they are water only sites.  If you are not camping stay in one of 11 stone cottages overlooking the water.   Part of the Texas LongHorn herd is pastured here.  TIP:  The entrance gate is closed from 10PM-8AM.

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