Situated on over 500 acres of preserved forest, Lake Colorado City State Park is a hugely popular local attraction. This park offers something for everyone, even being a popular spot for nature photographers! Interestingly, Lake Colorado City State Park is technically still owned by a private corporation but was leased to the state of Texas for a 99-year period beginning in 1971.
For adventurous overnighters, Lake Colorado City State Park offers 40 standard campsites. All of these sites have built-in fire pits, as well as water and electrical hookups. Dogs are allowed on 100% of these "natural" campsites, provided they are on a leash.
If you're looking for a bit more of a polished camping experience, Lake Colorado City State Park also offers 11 fully furnished cabins available for rental. These cabins have been standing since the late 1930s, and are sure to impress. Canines are welcome in these cabins, provided you pay the security deposit required.
Kayak rental is available inside of the park, all of which come with life vests and paddles. Canoeing is permitted, but visitors must provide their own. These activities are strictly "humans only," so leave your dog on the shore.
The more than five miles of shoreline are available to both you and your dog, provided you keep them on a leash at all times. Fishing is also quite popular along the waterfront, with poles and bait available at the park's main offices. The Texas Park's official website has more information regarding water and fishing regulations for visitors.
If you're just looking for a great hike for you and your canine, the park offers roughly seven miles of unpaved trails. These paths are decidedly dog-friendly, with refuse bins and bags available throughout their respective lengths. Park officials ask that all guests visiting the park with their pets please make sure to clean up any messes they make.