Fun in the Springtime Sun
Ah the Spring – the sun is shining and flowers are blooming. What a wonderful time to visit Brownwood, Texas! Uniquely positioned in close proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Austin, and Abilene, you might be only a few hours away from a lovely Spring day in our charming little town.
Do you like to hit the outdoors when the weather warms up? Then Brownwood is the place to be! Where else can you kayak on the river, hike a nature trail, hit a hole in one, wakeboard behind a boat, go camping, catch a fish, or take a swim all within just a few miles? Our town is ready to welcome you Spring travelers!
Below is your ultimate guide to outdoor adventures in Brownwood:
Lake Brownwood State Park is the perfect place to start your weekend. With so much to do, you might just end up extending your stay! For those who can’t wait to get on the water, boat and jet ski rentals are available around Lake Brownwood. With so much versatility in a boat, bring your swimsuits, towable tubes, wakeboards, and water skis to take your day on the lake to the next level! Lake Brownwood is also a very popular place for fishing in Texas, known for a wide range of fish to be caught here including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white crappie, white bass, and perch.
Not a lake person but still love to swim? Head over to the Camp Bowie Aquatic Center! Featuring a 7,000 square foot recreational pool, large slide, lazy river, toddler pool, and several fun obstacles for kids of all ages, the aquatic center is definitely one of Brownwood’s most popular sunny attractions.
Too much going on at Lake Brownwood? Slow it down on the Pecan Bayou. Rent or bring your own kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards to float down the river! Fabis Primitive Park, just outside Brownwood, hosts a launching spot into the Pecan Bayou. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website, this paddling trail encompasses up to 7.2 miles, which includes a 3.2-mile loop upriver and a 4-mile loop downriver to the dam and back. Spend 1-3 hours floating around the pecan tree-lined streams and then head into town for a bite to eat! Here you can also fish in shallow waters and do some bird watching.
Work Up a Sweat
If you want to get your heart pumping, we have several state-of-the-art sports facilities. Hit a homerun at one of 12 baseball fields at the Bert V. Massey II Sports Complex. With baseball, softball, and adult fields, this facility caters to all. If you’d rather score a goal at the Camp Bowie Soccer Complex, we have 22 fields, covered in natural grass, and available to play with friends and family.
Brownwood is a golfer’s paradise with three distinct 18-hole golf courses spread out around town. Take a swing at the Brownwood Country Club, Hideout Golf Club and Resort, or The Creek Golf Course and Driving Range. We even have a full 18-hole disc golf course for extra fun!
Did you know that Brownwood is home to 19 public parks spread out over 37 acres? This includes 105 picnic sites, 15 restroom facilities, 11 playgrounds, 8 basketball courts, and much more. As hillsides and fields burst with color, now is the perfect time to spend some time in nature! Wake up early for a morning hike or bike ride through one of several trails in Brownwood. Or find an open space for some yoga, running, and other exercises of choice. Pack a picnic and a frisbee for a calm afternoon in the park, or take a reflective moment to watch the clouds, the birds, and other wonders in nature.
A Night Under the Stars
You’ll no doubt fall in love with all that Brownwood has to offer so why not stay awhile? Bring the family and rent a camping space for a weekend. Whether you prefer a night in a tent, bringing your own RV, or booking a small cabin, campsites around Lake Brownwood and closer to town can cater to all. There’s so much to love about camping, like catching a sunrise and roasting marshmallows with loved ones. You can even drive into town to explore our unique downtown shops and restaurants. Join hundreds of families this spring traveling to Brownwood to spend a night under the stars.
As the days grow longer and the temperature warms, we could all benefit from a little vitamin D this spring; and with so much outdoor activity to choose from, you just can’t go wrong when you visit Brownwood! We can’t wait to welcome you to town and share why Brownwood feels like home.