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Texas - Prairies and Lakes

"Prairies and Lakes." Does that title really tell the tale? Well, yes-and no. Prairies and Lakes paints merely the pastoral brush strokes in this region's richly textured panorama. The full picture emerges only when you add the dynamic cities, charming communities, and colorful history that enliven this attraction-packed section of Texas.

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Somerville Lake Trails

Somerville Lake has two (2) nature trails. Yegua Creek Park in the US Army Corps of Engineers park system has a nature trail approximately 1 mile long within the park. The trail is self-guided, with a trail guide available at the gatehouse. Lake Somerville State Park Trailway System<

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Barrington Living History Farm

Explore the home of Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas. Experience sights, sounds, and smells of this southern cotton plantation with historic breeds and heirloom crops. Daily life on this working 1850'

Washington, TX Museums

Old Church Theatre

The Gothic stone building that is the Old Church Theatre in Clarksville was built in the 1920's as the spiritual home of a small congregation of Red River County members of the Episcopal Church. Regular services were held in the historic building until the 1980'

Clarksville, TX Theatres


Waco Lake Boat Ramps

Waco Lake has a total of 10 public boat ramps. The Corps of Engineers maintains 8 of these 10. The other two are operated by the two public marinas on Waco Lake:

, TX Boating

Somerville Lake State Parks

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department operates two State Parks units (Nails Creek Unit and Birch Creek Unit) at Somerville Lake with overnight camping facilities. The State Parks offer a multitude of recreational opportunities such as camping, picnicking, boating, fishing;

, TX State Parks

Confederate Memorial Museum

The Confederate Memorial Museum is housed in Columbus' original water tower. The building now resembles a castle turret. This museum includes unusual historic items from throughout Colorado County, to include ladies'

Columbus, TX Museums

Navarro Mills Lake Fishing

Fishing at Navarro Mills Lake is a very popular recreational activity. The lake holds the current state record for crappie, and fishermen come from all over to sample some of the best crappie fishing anywhere. Fishing for channel cat and yellow cat

, TX Fishing

Grapevine Lake Hiking and BikingTrails

Northshore Trail Approximately 9 miles Northshore offers some spectacular views of Grapevine Lake and dam for both hiking and biking.

, TX Trails

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