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 and smallest of the Texas Highland Lakes.
The other reservoirs on the Colorado River are Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake.
Unlike 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 A visit to Lake Marble Falls represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Marble Falls holiday builder app to plot your vacation.
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It's a beautiful view of this lake from our rental. Clean and quiet in the winter months. Cliffs and crags line its shore. A treasure in the Hill Country.
It's a beautiful view of this lake from our rental. Clean and quiet in the winter months. Cliffs and crags line its shore. A treasure in the Hill Country. more »
Like the peaceful sitting on the side. We chilled here for few hours and enjoyed a bite or two. Will be back in the area.
Like the peaceful sitting on the side. We chilled here for few hours and enjoyed a bite or two. Will be back in the area. more »
We fish the lake several times a week. Most of the time we have it all to ourselves. The fishing is always decent. It's beautiful. Please clean up after yourselves. Enjoy!
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