Lake Georgetown - Paddling

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Summary

Paddle, hike, or bike in and around Lake Georgetown, on the San Gabriel River.

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Taylor Reilly

Distance

0.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

25.7 miles

Difficulty

2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

0 hours

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

No

Topographical Map

Access Map

Land Website

Lake Georgetown

Review

Intro

Lake Georgetown is a reservoir on the North Fork of the San Gabriel River near Georgetown, TX. The lake was created, and is managed by, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in order to supply water to nearby cities and towns. Lake Georgetown has been stocked with many species of fish to improve recreational fishing, which makes it a great place for fishing catfish, bass, and sunfish. 

What Makes It Great

There are several recreational parks here that are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including Cedar Breaks Park and Russell Park. These parks make great places to access the lake or spend time doing other recreational activities. There is the Good Water Trail, a 16-mile long hiking trail that follows the south shore and part of the north shore of the lake. The trail has been extended to a 24 mile loop around the lake that starts and ends in Cedar Break Park. Mountain biking is allowed on this trail on the north side of Lake Georgetown. 

Who is Going to Love It

This lake is a popular weekend destination for students of nearby Southwestern University in Georgetown, so weekdays are probably best to avoid the crowd. Have fun!

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Texas.gov offers directions to several access points. Click the link for more details. 

Cedar Breaks Park

  • Located on the south shore near the dam. From Georgetown, take FM 2338 west to Cedar Breaks Park Rd on left. Continue on road over dam to south shore boat ramp.
  • Four-lane concrete ramp and fishing dock
  • Fee required
  • Open all year, 6 am - 10 pm with 24-hour exit
  • Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers (512) 930-5253

Jim Hogg Park

  • Located on the north shore at mid-lake. From Georgetown, take FM 2338 west to Jim Hogg Park Rd on left.
  • Four-lane concrete ramp and fishing dock
  • Launch fee required
  • Open all year, 6 am - 10 pm with 24-hour exit
  • Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers (512) 930-5253

Russell Park

  • Located on the north shore at mid-lake. From Georgetown, take FM 2338 west, turn left on FM 3405 and continue to Russell Park Rd (CR 262) on left.
  • Four-lane concrete ramp
  • Launch fee required
  • Open all year, 6 am - 10 pm with 24-hour exit
  • Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers (512) 930-5253

Location

Lake Georgetown

2100 Cedar Breaks Road
Georgetown, TX, 78633
30.677279, -97.720189

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