The Great Outdoors In Aggieland
With more than 20 miles of hiking, biking, and running trails, swimming areas, campgrounds, and largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish, stocked by Texas Parks & Wildlife, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in nature and escape the hustle & bustle of everyday life!
Activities & Camping
Stay at the lake for a getaway filled with hiking, biking, and fishing, or a more relaxed stay where you can read beneath the sprawling oak trees. Lake Bryan provides recreational activities every member of the family can enjoy. You can rent kayaks & paddleboards for your day at the lake!
Reserve kayaks & paddleboards here.
Make camping reservations here.
December - February | 9:00AM - 8:00PM
March - November | 9:00AM - 10:00PM
Daily: $5 per car
Annual Pass: $75 per car
For park rules, frequently asked questions, and more information please visit lakebryan.com
History of the Lake
Bryan Texas Utilities first determined a need for additional generation in the early 1970s. The Atkins Power Plant was commissioned in 1949. Lake Bryan was impounded in 1974 to begin catching water to ultimately serve as the cooling reservoir for the natural gas powered steam unit at the Roland C. Dansby Power Plant.
The plant began operating in 1978, and has served the citizens of the Brazos Valley since. Two additional natural gas fueled generation units have been installed at the Roland C. Dansby Power Plant, but do not utilize Lake Bryan for cooling water, as they operate much like jet engines.
Since its construction, Lake Bryan has become a mainstay for many families in the Brazos Valley and a tradition for the Aggies of nearby Texas A&M University. The lake and park have played host to many events throughout the years including, mountain bike races, trail races, triathlons, boat races, circuses, and other special events. (Source: lakebryan.com)