Here is a list of my six best LCRA Parks. With all of the options available, I tried to pick the parks that had a little something for everyone. This includes water activities, hiking, and multiple camping options.
Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area
2820 Country Road 414
Great for mountain bikes, spending time in the water. 34 campsites available with many options near the water.
Lake Bastrop Parks North & South
N: 603 FM 1441, Bastrop, TX 78602; S: 375 South Shore Road, Bastrop, TX 78602
While there is a state park in Bastrop, it has faced some tough times over the last decade. It still has a small pond, but the bigger lake no longer exists. If you want to spend time outside then head over to either of these parks to catch some bass and catfish.
Each park is connected by a trail way that’s great for hiking or biking. Want to stay a little longer? Each site has great accommodations for RV camping. Cabins are also available.
McKinney Roughs Nature Park (Click to read more)
1884 HWY 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
Definitely a top stop for me to hike, McKinney Roughs also features the ability to fly through the hill country on a zip line. You can contact www. Ziplostpines.com for more information there.
If swinging through the air isn’t your thing, this park has an amazing trail system with great views, elevation points and even an opportunity to rest in the Colorado river.
Matagorda Bay Nature Park
6430 FM 2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
Make your way to the end of the Colorado river as it enters the gulf coast.
This park is great for birdwatching, paddling and horseback riding. It features sites for tents and RV’s, but is just in a great spot to view the gulf coast and take in a lovely sunset.
Black Rock Park
3400 State Highway 261, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609
This 25-acre park is located right on Lake Buchanan, and it features plenty of water activities. There are 17 tent campsites and 15 RV sites, but according to the LCRA Park guide, there’s also a Lake View hall too for events up to 120.
Lake Fayette Parks
There are two parks in the Lake Fayette area: Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park (4819 W. State Hwy 159, Fayettevill, TX 78940), and Lake Fayette Park Prairie Park (1250 Park Prairie Road, La Grange, TX 78940).
This lake is a great spot for bass and catfish, but the water allows for various water activities like swimming, kayaking and canoeing as well.
Thicket Park features multiple RV options for full hook ups, and water/electric sites. There are also six screened shelters that sleep up to four with electricity, and eight full-service with more amenities including a kitchen and full linens.
The Prairie Park is more for the water activities, but also features 12 campsites and one screened in shelter.