LAKE BROWNWOOD STATE RECREATION AREA

Jeanne F. Lively

LAKE BROWNWOOD STATE RECREATION AREA. Lake Brownwood State Recreation Area is located off State Highway 279 twenty-two miles northwest of Brownwood in Brown County. The Brown County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 dammed Pecan Bayou to form the lake, which covers 7,300 acres, for water for Brownwood. The water district deeded 538 acres of land on the lakeshore to the State Parks Board in 1933. The lake and park were named for the city of Brownwood. During the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps did the original development and improvements, which included the usual stone clubhouse and dance terrace on the lakeshore. The park has cabins overlooking the lake. Campsites are supplied with water, tables, and grills; some also have electricity and sewer connections. Some screened shelters are available. The park has facilities for group events including a group dining hall and bunkhouses, a Beach Lodge, and a Fisherman Lodge. Boat ramps and docks are available. The park features a lighted fishing pier, fish-cleaning tables, a park store, a swimming beach, hiking trails, and a bike trail. Fishing is the big attraction; most of the fish caught are crappie, bass, or catfish.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).

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Handbook of Texas Online, Jeanne F. Lively, "LAKE BROWNWOOD STATE RECREATION AREA," accessed October 14, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gkl11.

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