Here’s a fun, family friendly getaway that won’t drain your
gas tank or your pocketbook. Brazos River Authority lakes
and parks are just a short drive away and offer numerous
activities that will please each member of your family.
During the fall months, all BRA public access picnic and
beach areas offer free day-use and camping areas
including restrooms, security lighting and parking. Some
areas have additional facilities such as grills, boat
launches, courtesy docks and fishing piers.
Located southwest of Fort Worth, Lake Granbury offers
four parks with free overnight campsites. Your family can
spend up to a week camping at the scenic parks that offer grills, picnic tables, and fire rings for that
traditional late-night S’mores snack. Public restrooms with running water can be found at every park.
If boating is your family’s passion, you’re in luck! There are free public boat ramps at all four parks on Lake
Granbury. Two park locations feature fishing piers for those who choose to catch their dinner.
Located 40 miles east of Waco, Lake Limestone offers
two BRA-operated lake parks. The first, located in
Robertson County near the Robertson Dam, offers dayuse
amenities including pavilions, picnic tables and grills
perfect for your family cookouts. Public restrooms are
also on hand at the park.
The second BRA park at Lake Limestone is located in
Leon County, northeast of the dam. This location is
equipped with public restrooms, a boat ramp, pavilions
and grills. The park also offers a boat ramp, fishing piers
and overnight campsites.
Whether you’re planning for a day or a week, Lake Limestone can accommodate you and your family for fun
close to home. Just pack your tent and essentials, such as drinking water and food, and you’re set to go.
Reservations are not required. Campsites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional
information, please visit the BRA website at www.brazos.org/lsPublicUse.asp
Possum Kingdom Lake
The largest of the BRA’s lakes, Possum Kingdom is located northwest of Fort
Worth in Palo Pinto County. Offering scenery straight from the Old West, the
lake offers five BRA parks with parking, restrooms, boat ramps and overnight
Lakeside parks are free for both day-use and camping year-round. Each park
offers different amenities including boat ramps, public restrooms with showers,
fire rings and cooking grills.
Be sure to check out BRA’s hike and biking trails. The trail offers spectacular
views of the lake with guided treks from 1 – 5 miles in length.
Free maps of each BRA lake, lake parks and trail locations are available on the
BRA website or through the BRA Public Information Office at 888-922-6272