Campsite of the Month-Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

2820 Co Rd 414
Spicewood, TX 78669
512-473-3366
http://www.lcra.org/parks/recreation-areas/Pages/muleshoe-bend.aspx

The Scoop
 

Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is an LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) park located on Lake Travis. It is best known for its mountain biking trails, but boating, camping, horseback riding, swimming and fishing are popular actives within in the park as well. All camping (including RV sites) in this park is primitive. There are composting toilets within walking distance of all campsites. Flush toilets, potable water and outdoor showers are located at the entrance to the park. 

View of lake travis from our camsite

View of lake travis from our camsite

What We Loved

We were amazed at the size of the campsites here. There was enough room for our tent, a picnic table, fire ring, and BBQ pit. Our dogs were staked onto 30-foot tethers without any obstacles in their way and the boys rode their bikes all around our set-up without even going near our camp neighbors. We were grateful for all of the space and loved our unobstructed view of the lake. The bike trails were fun and scenic. They were a little technical for our young riders, but we enjoyed exploring them anyway!

best patch of bluebonnets in the park

best patch of bluebonnets in the park

What We'd Like to See Instead

We have been spoiled by great campsites with lots of trees and while the sites here were spacious, they were not very private. Plenty of trees did provide shade, but no real "living fence" between camp neighbors. Our other minor disappointment was the bluebonnets. After seeing some gorgeous photography of Muleshoe's 2015 bloom, we'd hoped for a thick, lush field. Fortunately, the Texas drought is a distant memory and the entire field is back underwater.  We did still get some great pictures along the shoreline. Muleshoe is a wonderful park and we'll definitely be back!