Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Colorado City: Lake Colorado City State Park

Photo by TPWD

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. 


  • 4582 FM 2836
  • Colorado City, Texas
  • 79512


Hours & Fees

  • Daily, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sep10-Mar 15), 8 .am.-10 p.m. (Mar 16-Sep9)

  • Adults: $4, Ages 12 and under: Free. Camping Fees vary.