The only way to access Medina Lake is via PR 37 (pr designates a park road) which runs off of FM 1283. Since we had nothing better to do one day, we took the truck (afraid of rain) out of the park and turned right to see what we could see on the rest of the road. It would have made an interesting bike ride. It wove around the lake in gentle curves.
It ended lakeside on the south end of the lake.
We backtracked to 1283. Usually we turn left to get to wherever we’re going. This time we turned right in search of the dam which makes this section of the Medina River into Medina Lake.
This was where we really wished that we were on the bike.
View from the top of the hill.
Where the sign said “dam” we turned right and went down this road. It was very rough—patchy and uneven.
After a few long minutes of bouncing around we arrived at the dam. For some reason vultures love it. There was a large flock basking in the thin sunlight and a sky full of them wheeling above.
The neighborhood was as rough as the road with old lakeside houses in various states of disrepair. This road led to a marina. It looked iffy in the truck so we didn’t attempt to see what it looked like.
This place looked downright creepy!
Backtracking the fun dip on 1283
we headed back home.
This whole ride was very short—less than 30 miles all the way around—but was an interesting diversion on a lazy afternoon. It would have been fun on the bike as a trip in itself or as a side trip on a longer ride, worth it for the views alone.
Louise and Duane