|Beautiful setting bordering on Lake Travis.|
One of the most spectacular displays of bluebonnets in the Austin area can be seen at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area. Located on the banks of Lake Travis, fields of blue spread out over several acres of open, flat terrain, creating one of the most stunning wildflower displays we’ve ever seen.
|Fields of bluebonnets at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area.|
|Color contrasts really set off the bluebonnets.|
Owned and managed by LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority), the park has year-round recreational options including primitive campsites (many were being used during our visit), trails for horseback riding (which cars can drive on, too), and a 6.5-mile bike trail (not open when we were there). Call LCRA for more information regarding these activities and fees: 512-473-3366.
|A member of the lupine family, bluebonnets in central Texas|
typically bloom in April.
|Larry in the field.|
I hope you enjoy this small selection of photos from our visit.
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier.
|Trails made it easy to meander among the fields of flowers.|