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 Lake
Bryan

An outdoor recreational oasis
in the heart of Aggieland.

Welcome to Lake Bryan

Lake Bryan is the Brazos Valley's recreation destination for fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and fun of all sorts.



Hours

December-February:
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

March - November:
9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Open 365 days a year




Entry Fees

Daily Fee: $5 per car
Annual Pass: $75 per car

Contact Us

Lake Bryan
8200 Sandy Point Rd.
Bryan, Texas 77807

Entrance Booth:
(reservations)
979-775-7800

After Hours:
(emergencies)
979-821-5772

info@lakebryan.com







Annual Passes

Guests wishing to purchase an annual pass may do so by bringing a completed copy of the Annual Pass Application (download here), and their preferred form of payment, to the Lake Bryan booth during regular business hours.



Annual passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase, and are only valid for day pass admission. Camping and facility rentals are not included. Pass holders are able to access the park with their Lake Bryan issued card beginning at 5 a.m. until park close. The pass only grants admission to the pass holder and to those in the same vehicle as the pass holder. Additional vehicles in the pass holder’s party are not included.

Pass holders agree to abide by all Lake Bryan park rules. Those found in violation of the rules are subject to having their pass revoked with no refund. For more information, please call 979-775-7800, or email info@lakebryan.com



Camping

We welcome you to stay at the lake for a getaway filled with hiking, biking, fishing, and water fun, or a more relaxed stay where you can read beneath the oak trees. Lake Bryan is a destination where every family member can find an activity. Customers who purchase a daily pass at any time of day must exit the park prior to park closing.

All electric and water RV sites come equipped with a concrete pad, picnic table, fire ring, outdoor grill, and trashcans.

Make a reservation

View Lake Bryan map

*All cancellations must be received at least 48 hours in advance of the reservation and are subject to a surcharge of 10% of the total purchase or $10, whichever is greater. Cancellations received less than 48 hours in advance will not be refunded. Guests may only camp for a total of 10 days within a rolling-month period.

Types of Sites



RV (water and electric)

• seven sites available
• advance reservation required
• 110v and 30amp plugs only
• $35/night
• $50/night on Aggie Football Home Weekends and holidays
• two night minimum stay on weekends
• can only accommodate RV's that are 38ft or less



RV (electric only)

• By reservation only
• 110v, 50amp and 30amp plugs only
• $20/night
• $35/night on Aggie Football Home Weekends and holidays
• two night minimum stay on weekends



Tent Camping

• $10/night
• maximum of one tent and two vehicles per paid camping reservation

The Pavilion

The Pavilion consists of a covered area with concrete floor with six picnic tables, a fire ring, electric and water facilities, and nearby public restrooms and lakefront.

When renting the pavilion, visitors must clean up all trash and other items, collect trash from the trashcans and transport to the dumpster, and ensure that the facility is clean for the next visitors.

The Pavilion may be used by paid reservation only.

Make a reservation

*All cancellations much be received at least five days in advance of the reservation and are subject to a surcharge of 10% of the total purchase or $10, whichever is greater. Cancellations received less than five days in advance will not be refunded.

Pavilion Rental



• Half Day Morning: $75
(9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

• Half Day Evening: $75
(4 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

• Whole Day: $150
(9 a.m. – 10 p.m.)

Visitors who rent the pavilion will be charged a $75 deposit, refundable after the rental if there is no damage to facilities, the area is cleaned, and the event did not disturb other park visitors or stay past the allotted time.



Maximum capacity for the pavilion is 100 people. Those wishing to hold events in excess of 100 people must email info@lakebryan.com to obtain the needed event application paperwork and to check availability.

lake bryan map

The Map

Just minutes from Kyle Field, College Station, and Texas A&M University, our restaurants, bars, hotels, and shops give you a flavor you can’t get anywhere else. Forget the chain restaurants and big box stores closer to campus. Come to Historic Downtown Bryan and experience the hidden jewel in the heart of Aggieland.

Download a copy of the map

Make a camping reservation

Park Rules

Please adhere to all park rules and regulations for the enjoyment and safety of all of our patrons.



• Permit must be openly displayed in every vehicle.
• Vehicles may only be driven on designated roadways.
• No ATVs allowed.
• Watercrafts must obey all federal, state, and local watercraft laws.
• Day-use watercraft must be off lake 30 minutes prior to parking closing.
• Swimming allowed except in marked restricted areas. Swim at own risk, no lifeguards on duty.
• No glass containers.
• No weapons.
• No unauthorized fireworks.
• No hunting.
• Fishing is prohibited in marked restricted areas near the power plant intake/discharge or in designated swimming areas.
• Campfires must be contained in established fire rings or grills.
• No gathering or cutting of firewood.
• All trash must be placed in proper containers, including pet droppings.
• Pets must be leashed at all times.
• No horses allowed.
• No loud or profane music.
• Quiet hours are 10 p.m. through 6 a.m.
• Check in time for campers is 2 p.m.
• Check out time for campers is 12 p.m.
• Vendors must obtain valid permit to operate in park.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a camping reservation?



Click here for reservations

Reservations can be made online, via phone (979-775-7800), or in person at the entrance booth. Electric and water RV sites are rented by reservation only. Tent camping reservations may be made by phone (979-775-7800), or in person at the entrance booth.





Is there a fee to cancel my reservation?



Facility and camping reservations are subject to a 10 percent or $10 cancellation fee, whichever is greater. To receive a refund on camping reservations, 48 hours notice is required to avoid forfeiting all fees. Park and pavilion reservations must be cancelled a minimum of five (5) days prior to the reservation to avoid forfeiting all fees. Lake Bryan does not offer a raincheck policy on reservations.





What is the cost of admission?



A daily pass can be purchased at the entrance booth for $5 per car. This pass is valid from open to close on the day of purchase only. Visitors purchase this pass when planning on enjoying the facilities for one day only. An annual pass can be purchased for $75 and is valid for daily entry each day until the expiration date one year from purchase.

Click here for pavilion and camping options and pricing





Are fires permitted at the lake?



All fires at Lake Bryan are required to be in the designated fire rings provided. Bonfires are strictly prohibited. Guests may bring their own wood for the fire rings, but it must be free of nails and screws. Pallets are not allowed.





How large and deep is the lake?



Lake Bryan's size consists of approximately 829 acres of water. Depths at Lake Bryan vary, with a maximum depth of about 45 feet.

How are the hiking and biking trails?



The biking and hiking trails around Lake Bryan were developed by the Brazos Valley Mountain Bike Association, and have been an asset to the park for many years. The bike trails are currently undergoing construction that is expected to continue through July 2022. The construction is being performed by the BVMBA with a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Guests are permitted to use them at their own risk. Visit the entrance booth to pay the daily fee to utilize the trails, or invest in an annual pass. Please be sure to wear the proper helmets and safety attire when biking on the trails.





What kinds of fish are in the lake?



The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regularly stocks the lake with a variety of fish including, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and redfish. Please visit their website to view historical stock records. The most prevalent species in the lake are largemouth bass, channel catfish, and sunfish.





Do you sell bait and tackle?



No, please bring any bait and tackle you may need with you.





Does the lake have lifeguards?



No. Swimming is permitted at Lake Bryan at your own risk. There are no lifeguards present. Please keep this in mind when enjoying the water.





What is my risk of coming in contact with illness-causing amoebas at Lake Bryan?



Naegleria Fowleri is a microscopic amoeba that is frequently found around the world and the United States in warm freshwater – lakes, rivers, hot springs, and streams – and soil. It can cause a rare and serious infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the risk of Naegleria Fowleri infection is very low. However those who enjoy recreational waters should be aware that there will always be a very low level risk of infection. Please visit the CDC’s website for more information about Naegleria Fowleri and ways to reduce the likelihood of contracting PAM.

The Lake's History

Bryan Texas Utilities first determined a need for additional generation in the early 1970s. The Atkins Power Plant was commissioned in 1949. Lake Bryan was impounded in 1974 to begin catching water to ultimately serve as the cooling reservoir for the natural gas powered steam unit at the Roland C. Dansby Power Plant. The plant began operating in 1978, and has served the citizens of the Brazos Valley since. Two additional natural gas fueled generation units have been installed at the Roland C. Dansby Power Plant, but do not utilize Lake Bryan for cooling water, as they operate much like jet engines.

Since its construction, Lake Bryan has become a mainstay for many families in the Brazos Valley and a tradition for the Aggies of nearby Texas A&M University. The lake and park have played host to many events throughout the years including, mountain bike races, trail races, triathlons, boat races, circuses, and other special events.

Visit Lake Bryan for your next adventure!

Kayak / Paddleboard Rentals

Lake Bryan is proud to partner with Paddle EZ to offer kayak and stand up paddle board rentals to our guests. Reservations can be made in advance or onsite at the park through your phone.

Visit paddleez.com to make your reservation, and enjoy life on the lake!




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