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Lake Marble Falls, Marble Falls

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Lake Marble Falls is a reservoir on the Colorado River in the Texas Hill Country in the United States. The reservoir was formed in 1951 by the construction of Max Starcke Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority. Originally named Marble Falls Dam, the dam was renamed in 1962 for Max Starcke, the second general director of the LCRA. Located near the town of Marble Falls, the lake is used as a venue for aquatic recreation and for the purpose of generating hydroelectric power. It is the newest of the Texas Highland Lakes, and at 611acre it is the second smallest lake in the Texas Highland Lakes behind Lady Bird Lake.The other reservoirs on the Colorado River are Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake.Fish and wildlife populationsUnlike some of its immediate neighbors in the Texas Highland Lakes reservoir system, Lake Marble Falls is not infested with hydrilla, a non-native invasive plant from Asia thought to have been introduced to the U.S. via the tropical fish industry. Lake Marble Falls has been stocked with several species of native fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in Inks Lake include largemouth bass, catfish, and sunfish. Lake Marble Falls boasts being in the "top 50" as far as Record Stripers Striped Bass in the Texas freshwater fish records.
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  • The City of Marble Falls sits on a lovely lake. Smaller than lake LBJ but also calmer. It is usually not that crowed unless there are boat races or a fishing tournament. Boat and ski rentals are avail...  read more »
  • We just love this place, Our first time going here But it wont be our last, The city was clean and the people were very nice. We was glad to see a city like this it even has a city park and its clean ...  read more »
  • Lake Marble Falls is a quiet lake that is long and wide enough for boat sports. It is usually not very busy. It is also deep enough so as not have to worry about low areas. Site of the annual August d...  read more »
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