View of Lake Brownwood
Wildlife at Lake Brownood

Ski the lake!

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Picnic at Lake Brownwood

Fishing is fun for all ages!

about lake brownwood

Lake Brownwood is a 7,300 surface acre reservoir created in the 1930s by damming Pecan Bayou, which is a tributary of the Colorado River. It is one of the largest recreational lakes within driving distance from Midland, Abilene, San Angelo, and Central Texas. Activities at the lake include motor boating; water skiing (jet skis allowed); fishing (crappie, bass, catfish and perch); nature study; swimming; and bird watching. Lake Brownwood State Park is a 537 acre park with picnicking; camping; hiking (2.5 miles of hiking trails and a half-mile nature trail.); and a boat ramp to allow access to all of the activities that the lake has to offer.

about brownwood

Brownwood is the Brown County seat and is located about 12 miles south of Lake Brownwood. With a population of less than 40,000 in the whole county chances are you will get to know your neighbors before long and the people in Brownwood are really friendly. If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy life at your own pace Brownwood is for you. At the same time you will have access to big city amenities like restaurants, shopping, and entertainment in an environment that has medical facilities, good schools, parks, libraries, a regional airport and Howard Payne University. You just won’t have to put with the hassles of big city living like rush hour traffic, high prices, noise, stress, and high density living.


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