Lake Casa Blanca International State Park - Texas

History

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park consisting of 371 land acres and 1650 lake surface acres, is located on Lake Casa Blanca, east of Laredo in Webb County. The park was operated jointly by the City of Laredo and Webb County before it was acquired by the state in 1990 and opened in March 1991.

Activities

Attractions include camping, picnicking, lake swimming, boating, mountain biking, and fishing.

Area Attractions

Nearby attractions include the City of Laredo, a major Tourist gateway to Mexico, plus several shopping centers, and the Rio Grande Art Festival in April. A golf course operated by Webb County is available.

Facilities

Park facilities include restrooms with showers; picnic sites; and campsites with water and electricity (30 amps). There are 5 day-use group facilities: 1) a group recreation hall (electricity, water, a stove, a refrigerator, air-conditioning/heating; indoor restrooms, picnic tables, and a barbecue pit); 2) Sports Group Picnic Pavilion (picnic tables, a large barbecue pit, water facility nearby, volleyball and basketball courts nearby, well-lighted outside); 3) a group picnic pavilion, also known as El Ranchito, (partially enclosed has water, electricity, outdoor restrooms, a volleyball court, a playground, a barbecue pit, and outdoor picnic tables; a portion of the facility is enclosed and has picnic tables near a fireplace; another section is screened for food preparation); 4) a group picnic pavilion, also known as Lago Vista, has picnic tables, electricity, water, a barbecue pit, and outdoor restrooms; 5) Rock Barn, also known as La Hacienda, is an enclosed building: with an outdoor slab, picnic tables, a barbecue pit, and a restroom facility nearby which is accessible to the disabled (no air-conditioning); and 6) a group picnic pavilion, known as Bird Aviary, (capacity 35) has 6 tables under a metal roof, electricity, water and a large BBQ pit with a playground and restrooms nearby. There are 2 other playgrounds; basketball, volleyball and tennis courts; a baseball field; an amphitheater (capacity 500-stone benches, no stage, no electricity); a boat ramp; 2 miles of mountain bike trails; and a trailer dump station.

Natural Features

Wildlife species which have been noted in the park include jackrabbit, ground squirrel, cottontail, deer, and javelina. Birds commonly seen include killdeer, heron, egret, mockingbird, house sparrow, and grackles.

Elevation

438ft

Weather

Average annual rainfall 20.1; January average low 45 degrees; July average high 99 degrees.

Address

5102 Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo TX 78044

Directions

The park is located east of Laredo, off US Highway 59, off Bob Bullock Loop (loop 20), turn on State Senator Judith Zaffirini Road.

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