A River Runs through It... Experience Beautiful Lakes and Rivers Near Teravista
Monday, April 4, 2016
Whether for the day or for a week, there are plenty of options nearby to enjoy the beauty and serenity of Georgetown area lakes, rivers and parks:
Meandering right through the very heart of Georgetown is the San Gabriel River. What better place to find one of the most beautiful parks in the State of Texas. San Gabriel Park is graced with 200 year-old oak trees that offer the shade of their branches to family picnics, games of touch football or Frisbee, concerts, festivals, canoeing, swimming and, well, a lazy day of fishing.
Also downtown, Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon on the South San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is located at Second Street and Rock Street, one block west of N. Austin Avenue. This scenic park lined by limestone bluffs is a good wading spot to cool down a little bit in the summer.
Berry Springs Park and Preserve is utilized for passive recreational uses including camping, hiking and fishing. The park features a 2.5 mile hike/bike trail that will eventually connect to Georgetown Parks and Recreation trails. Berry Springs Park and Preserve was voted "The Best Kept Secret" in the 2010 "The Best of Georgetown" contest. The park was also recognized for its outstanding trails and picnic facilities. Check out the virtual tour of Berry Springs Park.
Lake Georgetown is a 1200-acre lake created in 1979 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Located just 12 miles from Teravista, at Lake Georgetown you can enjoy boating, skiing, fishing, four separate camping areas, a wildlife preserve and 16 miles of hiking trails. Abutting the lake, Cedar Breaks Park and Jim Hogg Park have boat ramps and camping facilities with RV hook-ups and restrooms with showers. Russell Park has camping and swimming areas, a boat ramp and restrooms with showers.
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