Travis County Parks plans to conduct multiple prescribed burns the week of December 3, 2022. The prescribed burns will occur between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will take approximately three to five hours to complete.

A 115-acre prescribed burn will be conducted in the northeast corner of Pace Bend Park on Wednesday January 5, 2022. Northwesterly winds are expected which will carry the smoke across Lake Travis and towards the communities of Lago Vista and Briar Cliff. Light smoke can be expected in those areas throughout the day. There may be some smoke along the eastern edge of the park. 

The burn area and portions of Mudd Cove and Tournament Point will be closed. A portion of Grisham Trail will be closed to traffic.

A 150-acre prescribed burn will be conducted near the center of Reimers Ranch Park on Thursday, January 6, 2022. Northerly winds are expected which will carry the smoke to the south across the park and adjacent ranches. There may be some smoke evident in communities further south such as Stagecoach Ranch. Due to the location of the burn unit along the main park road, the park is expected to be closed for the day.

Travis County Parks is conducting the prescribed burns in cooperation with personnel from the local fire departments and natural resource agencies. 

The prescribed burns are intended to reduce wildfire danger and improve ecosystem health by removing invading shrubs, consuming dead and downed vegetation, reducing the number of exotic species, and enhancing the health and diversity of the native plant community.

Pace Bend Park is located at 2805 Pace Bend Road North, Spicewood, TX 78669.

Reimers Ranch Park is located at 23610 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620.

Media note: Please call the PIO (contact listed above) or check in at the park fee booth for additional information.

  • Hector Nieto, Travis County PIO, 956-251-2902
  • Glen Gillman, Park Land Manager, 512-844-7480

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