The Insider's Guide to Lake Brownwood

Get the insider's guide to beautiful Lake Brownwood and its surrounding attractions when you travel to Texas. Brownwood is a place of annual festivals, historic districts and outdoor adventures. Many come to Brownwood to experience Southern living at its best. You can enjoy this city when you stay in a Brownwood Bed and Breakfast. Take a scenic drive through Hill Country and discover Lake Brownwood and other fun places in the city.

Lake Brownwood/Lake Brownwood State Park
200 State Hwy
Park Road 15
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 784-5223
www.tpwd.state.tx.us

Lake Brownwood surrounds this 500-acre state park. The lake was created when the Pecan Bayou was dammed. It encompasses more than 7,000 acres. Fishing, boating and other water sport activities are easy to do at the lake.

The state park provides more things to do for visitors. Bird watching and nature viewing are leisurely activities that might interest you. You may want to go hiking. There are several miles of trails perfect for hiking and nature viewing. The natural inhabitants of the park and surrounding lake are deer, raccoons and squirrels. Catfish, perch and crappie are found in Lake Brownwood's creeks, bays and coves. Summer is especially nice for fishing. Large mouth and hybrid striped bass are abundant this time of the year.

Lake Brownwood State Park is an all-seasonal park. However, hunting events are scheduled at times and the park is closed for this sport.

Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center
3201 Milam Dr
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 646-8388
www.brownwoodchamber.org

Camp Bowie is open during the summer. There are family attractions and activities that include a kiddie water slide, large swimming pool and handy concession stand. Lifeguards are always on duty for safety. Admission prices vary for each age group. You can rent the pool or pavilion for an hourly fee. For more information about this newest addition to Brownwood, call the center.

Martin and Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum
700 E Adams
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 643-6376
www.ci.brownwood.tx.us

This museum has a large assortment of train artifacts on display. There are interactive exhibits, models, lights and photographs depicting the railroad system. A fun train watching platform is set up for your entertainment. You can bring lunch for picnic activities if you enjoy the scenery. Current hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on major holidays. Admission prices may change, so contact the museum for its correct fees.

Brown County Museum of History
212 N Broadway St
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 641-1926
www.browncountyhistory.org

The Brown County Museum of History is located in an old four-story jailhouse. The jailhouse was constructed in the image of an English castle. Brownwood's history is preserved here through exhibits, photographs and artifacts. Special features include a trap door and execution lever. Although the museum is only open on Saturdays, you can reserve a private tour by contacting the museum office. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

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