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Gonzales Side Trip
LAKE WOOD

There are only two parks managed by the Guadalupe/Blanco River Authority. One of them is Lake Wood and the other isn't. Their number is 830-672-2779. They refer to themselves as "the best kept secret in Texas" and it's not far from the truth. 

Drive west out of town on Hwy 90A. On your left you will see FM 2091. Turn left here and follow this road to the park. Unfortunately the confluence of the Guadalupe and San Marcos Rivers is on private property, but here you can enjoy the tranquilly of the Lake, the sound of the river flowing over the dam, and a park that looks as well tended as a golf course. Squirrels are abundant and let's be honest, they're better dressed than golfers. There are many picnic tables with great views of the river or lake.

We spoke to the Park Manager, Mr. Mark Henneke and found him to be the son of Dee Henneke, driving force of the DeWitt County Wildflower Association. This was news to us, but was known long ago by the Henneke family. During the summer months, the entire town of Gonzales has been known to shut down and come to the dam and stand downwind of the spray. 

If you must leave, return to Hwy 90A and make a left and then take the first right, which is a continuation of FM 2091. Follow this for the approximate 8 miles to Ottine and Palmetto State Park.


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