Lake Colorado City was built in 1949 on Morgan Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River, to provide cooling water for the Morgan Creek Power Plant, a water supply for Colorado City, and for recreation. The power plant is the largest modern steam electric station in West Texas, and because the water stays warmer than normal, it creates ideal conditions for fish and waterfowl. Featuring more than five miles of shoreline, 500 acres of parkland provide numerous outdoor activities for lake swimmers, skiers, jet-skiers, campers, hikers and naturalists.
Lake Colorado City State Park
Adults: $4, Ages 12 and under: Free. Camping Fees vary.
Daily, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sep10-Mar 15), 8 .am.-10 p.m. (Mar 16-Sep9)