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Lake Marble Falls, Marble Falls

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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. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/programs/fishrecords/freshwater/top50_striped.phtml
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  • great place to launch your boat or have a picnic and watch the boaters go by. very scenic, lots of grass and a good place to dog walk  more »
  • Great Lake for weekend enjoyment. At the time we were there, weather was cooler so there were not many folks on the lake. Scenery was beautiful and the lake and local parks were clean.  more »
  • As a native of Marble Falls we take the lake for granted but it provides a great place to fish,ski, swim or kayak or just sit and look at the natural beauty. While Lake Marble Falls is not large (appr...  more »