Elmendorf, TX 78112
About Braunig Lake
Braunig Lake is located in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA, north of San Antonio, Texas, near the border between Texas and Oklahoma.
The powder blue sky, covered by soft clouds and the beautiful water make the Braunig Lake a perfect place to relax and enjoy every day of the week.
As you drive up the rolling hills, you will find that water is a scarce and valuable resource, so it should come as no surprise that the lake serves many purposes in this region. Victor Braunig Lake, originally called East Lake, was a reservoir that served as a water supply for the city of San Antonio, Texas, USA, for over a century. The city completed the reservoir in 1964 and 1969 and now houses more than 1,500,000 gallons of water per day.
Sea levels fluctuate only 1-2 feet per year, so the lake is a mixture of water from the San Antonio River, the Rio Grande and the Texas River. The lake serves as a cooling pool for several power plants, but the main source of the reservoir water is sewage that is discharged into the lake.
Lake Brown Park is located on the southwest shore of the lake and is managed by the San Antonio River Authority, where guests can enjoy a relaxing stay.
Primitive campsites are available to individuals and groups, but be prepared to smell the fish of your neighbor, which would have been fried on an open grill pit. Other amenities in the park include a covered picnic area, picnic table and small picnic pavilion. It is connected to the Lake Brown Park Trail and Trail System of the San Antonio River Authority.
Fishing and boating are the primary water sports, but if you want to experience the tranquility of the Texas countryside, you should take a kayak or canoe. Water skiing and watercraft are only allowed on Lake Calaveras, and there are two paved ramps for those who start with their own boats. On the lake there are a variety of kayaks and canoes as well as a number of small boats.
Fishing is good all year round, but in the heat of August it is best for most species. Texas is home to some of the best fisheries in the United States for many different fish species. Some of these species are bluefish, redfish, whitefish and many other species.
Records at Lake Victor include the record for the largest perch in Texas with a catch of 1,000 pounds and the second largest for a lake in North America with an average of 2,500 pounds.
Swimming is forbidden, so keep sunscreen handy to enjoy the outdoors, but keep it on during the summer months. A brown nature trail stretches for a mile from the shore of Lake Victor to the southern end of the lake and back again. The path leads through a meadow with gracefully curved live oaks, blooming prickly pears and wild flowers, and a small stream.
If you want to observe wildlife, you can see migratory birds, deer and small mammals. Spring visitors can expect a festival of colours, with native red, yellow and purple wildflowers in bloom.
Sea World is just 30 minutes away if you want to take a short trip to one of the most popular theme parks in the world. Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers a short drive north of Sea World a variety of attractions and attractions for children, as well as great food and entertainment.
And last but not least, there is no better place to crown yourself as one of the most popular amusement parks in the United States than Braunig Lake. For a little history, don't miss the history of this beautiful lake and its history as a popular tourist destination in Texas.
Here you will find friendly residents who will delight you with a variety of activities, such as Lake Bienvenido in Braunig, a family-friendly swimming pool and a beautiful park on the lakeside.