Fayette Lake

Fayetteville, Texas

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The 2,400-acre Fayette Lake is a cooling basin for the coalfired Fayette Power Plant, administered by the Lower Colorado River Authority. However, both Oak Thicket and Park Prairie parks are managed as private parksthrough a cooperative agreement. There is a $5 daily fee. Key birds: Neotropic Cormorant and Wood Duck are present yearround. Chuck-will’s-widow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Painted Bunting, and Dickcissel occur in summer. Western Grebe, American White Pelican, and Osprey can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

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"The 2,400-acre Fayette Lake is a cooling basin for the coalfired Fayette Power Plant, administered by the Lower Colorado River Authority. However, both Oak Thicket and Park Prairie parks are managed as private parksthrough a cooperative agreement. There is a $5 daily fee.

Key birds: Neotropic Cormorant and Wood Duck are present yearround. Chuck-will’s-widow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Painted Bunting, and Dickcissel occur in summer. Western Grebe, American White Pelican, and Osprey can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Fayetteville
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best November to March for winter water birds
Local Contacts: Park concessionaires and Lower Colorado River Authority
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Fayette Lake

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May 2018