Lake Brownwood State Park

Park's Place, Texas

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This 568-acre state park is located on a hilltop, overlooking the lake and surrounding hills, on the western edge of Lake Brownwood. The 8,000-acre reservoir contains impounded waters from two of the main tributaries of the Colorado River. The park offers 2.75 miles of hiking trails, boating, water sports, and fishing. There is a lighted fishing pier. Key birds: Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, Cactus Wren, Canyon Towhee, and Rufous-crowned Sparrow are present year-round. Mississippi Kite, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and Painted Bunting occur in summer. Common Loon, Osprey, Sandhill Crane, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Lark Bunting, and Harris’s Sparrow 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.

Lake Brownwood State Park Professional Review and Guide

"This 568-acre state park is located on a hilltop, overlooking the lake and surrounding hills, on the western edge of Lake Brownwood. The 8,000-acre reservoir contains impounded waters from two of the main tributaries of the Colorado River. The park offers 2.75 miles of hiking trails, boating, water sports, and fishing. There is a lighted fishing pier. Key birds: Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, Cactus Wren, Canyon Towhee, and Rufous-crowned Sparrow are present year-round.

Mississippi Kite, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and Painted Bunting occur in summer. Common Loon, Osprey, Sandhill Crane, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Lark Bunting, and Harris’s Sparrow 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: Park's Place
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best Mid-April through May for spring migrants and nesting activities
Local Contacts: Lake Brownwood State Park
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Brownwood State Park

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May 2018