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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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  • This area of Texas is a hidden gem! We went to Marble Falls to explore a new place, not realizing that the place would be filled with scenic views from every hillside. The water was clean and clear, a...  more »
  • We had a great time. Is a small town that celebrate Christmas Sind 23 years ago, with there own lighting show at the Lakeside Park. It's free, had concessions and a live Santa. There are many Christma...  more »
  • So, years ago, there was a falls at Marble falls. But when the Colorado was dammed (making a series of "lakes" out of it), the falls was covered. There are times--last was years ago--when the water le...  more »