Lake Casa Blanca

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Trails Map of Lake Casa Blanca International State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Lake Casa Blanca International State Park Trails Map 5102 Bob Bullock Loop Laredo, TX 78041 Headquarters (956) 725-3826 Park Police Officer (956) 612-8044 Sheriff’s Dept. Dispatch (956) 523-4408 www.texasstateparks.org LEGEND 450’ 2 Headquarters Swimming Area Restrooms Amphitheater Showers Scenic Overlook Water/Electric Sites Parking Group Facility Boat Ramp Picnic Area Fishing Pier Group Picnic Playground Butterfly Garden Chloe’s Concessions All trails hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Map compiled by Texas State Park staff. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or to the suitability of the data to a particular use. Recreation Area POINTS OF INTEREST Camping Area M (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 1 Lago Vista Area Lake Casa Blanca Camping Area N 2 EL RANCHITO PAVILION 27°32'43.48"N, 99°26'27.10"W Bring your family or group out for a beautiful day at this group facility, complete with kitchen and indoor/outdoor dining facility. Camping Area J b Bo ck lo l Bu 3 4 Osprey Hill Loop .75 mi. ad Ro Roadrunner Trail 1 mi. 20 Mesquite Bend Trail 1.5 mi. 6 Bat Overlook FISHING PIER 27°32'18.64"N, 99°26'5.64"W Visit the park’s fishing pier to catch a wide variety of freshwater species. 3 OLD MUSEUM 5 White-tail Loop 1 mi. 27°32'4.42"N, 99°26'7.55"W This old building gives you a look at some unique architecture. Look for cactus wrens patrolling the area. 4 EARTHEN WATER TANK 27°32'5.60"N, 99°26'3.26"W Once used for holding water to fight fires in the area, this earthen water tank gives you spectacular views of the lake as well as the surrounding community. 5 SPILLWAY 27°32'2.26"N, 99°25'46.63"W The spillway offers a very different habitat of flat grassland. 6 LAKE CASA BLANCA DAM 27°31'56.64"N, 99°26'42.72"W Roadrunner 0 In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2017 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4502-0156E (7/17) 0 1000 feet 1/4 Mile TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. The Lake Casa Blanca dam was built in 1951 to create a lake for recreational purposes. 5102 Bob Bullock Loop Laredo, TX 78041 (956) 725-3826 Lake Casa Blanca International State Park An oasis of fun, relaxation and wildlife. HIKING TRAIL ROADRUNNER TRAIL 1 mi. 30 min. Easy Take an easy walk or bike ride on top of the Lake Casa Blanca Dam. Go at dusk, settle in and celebrate the emergence of a colony of Mexican free-tailed bats from under the bridge on the Bob Bullock Loop. Just a quick trip from the busy city life, you can set your own pace at Lake Casa Blanca International State Park. Recharge mentally and physically by enjoying a day fishing or paddling the lake, or by mountain-biking or hiking the trails. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll discover wildlife on the land, in the lake and flying above you in the sky. MESQUITE BEND TRAIL 1.5 mi. 1.5 hrs. Easy/Moderate Switchbacks make this trail a great workout and will get you up close to the mesquite trees for which it’s named. Look for jackrabbits and white-tailed deer resting in the shade. OSPREY HILL LOOP .75 mi. 30 min. Moderate Climb this singletrack trail to the top of the earthen water tank to get great views of the surrounding area. Steep hills and loose material make this a moderate singletrack for mountain bikes. Look for osprey flying by with a fresh catch from the lake. WHITE-TAIL LOOP 1 mi. 30 min. Easy Walk or ride this loop around the spillway that offers a look at some of the animals like savannah sparrows that prefer grassier habitats. The trees on the perimeter offer hiding places for others, like the javelina. STAYING SAFE DISTANCE TIME KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION TRAIL ETIQUETTE WEAR A HELMET. When mountain biking, check with park HQ to match the trail to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash. Trash your trash. Keep your park looking natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to cause harm to people. POTENTIALLY HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVE HERE. You can see them more easily if you stay on trails. Do not approach wildlife! Take only memories and pictures. Please don’t disturb or remove any of the park’s plants, animals or artifacts. Keep pets on leashes to keep them safe, while protecting wildlife. FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. Javelina Use only your muscles. To protect park resources, no motor vehicles are allowed on the trails. For on Texas StateState Parks,Parks, visit www.texasstateparks.org Sign up today for free updates: /texasparksandwildlife Forinformation information on Texas visit www.texasstateparks.org Signemail up today fortexasstateparks.org/email free email updates: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/email @TPWDparks #TxStateParks /texasparksandwildlife Supporter: Whole Earth Provision Co. @TPWDparks #TxStateParks

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