Great public access lake for iNatting near Hamilton, TX

Just east of Hamilton on hwy 22. I'll be returning here. How has this place been hiding from me all of these years?

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.7022069,-98.0863433,16.54z

A 4x4 road allows one to, on foot, circumnavigate the lake (2.3 miles). I'd classify this as limestone prairie. Lots of possumhaw holly and Carolina buckthorn. Some stands of Maximilian sunflower, asters, and Pluchea camphorata would attract fall pollinators.
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Posted on November 05, 2022 11:43 PM by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton

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Thank you!

Posted by dabrock over 1 year ago

Cool. I'll have to file that away as a place to look for Gutierrezia texana, which seems to be missing from Hamilton county so far. And then I can always go visit Dutchman's Hidden Valley too. :)

Posted by rymcdaniel over 1 year ago

We did come away with a basket full of goodies from DHV!

Posted by pfau_tarleton over 1 year ago

I have been eyeing this lake on the map every time I drive to/from Timberlake but never stopped. Do you drive in by what looks like a small water treatment plant to park?

Posted by annikaml over 1 year ago

Yep, that's the one. If the gate is open, you just drive in and park at the spillway.

Posted by pfau_tarleton over 1 year ago

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