Archive for January 12th, 2012

State Parks: Hiking at Lake Brownwood

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

This is Passport to Texas

What’s the activity visitors say they enjoy most when at a state park? Bryan Frazier has the answer as well as a great place in which to do it…whatever it is.

60— Some recent visitor surveys that we did on site in state parks showed that the most popular feature and activity that people are looking for in a state park is hiking. It really fits well with our
mission, because in a lot of our parks, we’re renovating trails and making those better and bigger and flatter and more accessible.

And at Lake Brownwood State Park we have really made some impressive changes people will notice when they get there.

About two miles or trail have been renovated, and the rock has been replaced.

You know, Lake Brownwood was built by the CCC [Civilian Conservation Corps] in the 1930s and some of those trails date back to that. So, they’ve gone in and put a nice surface on it. They’ve cleared the overhead on it; the trails go over to the CCC area.

People will be pleasantly surprised when they get there. It’s in the Hill Country area kind of where the panhandle plains meets the hill country…it’s southeast of Abilene, just outside the town of Brownwood.

Thanks Bryan.

That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet, supporting outdoor recreation in Texas; because there’s life to be done.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.