LAKE AUSTIN (MATAGORDA COUNTY)
LAKE AUSTIN (Matagorda County). Lake Austin is a natural lake just north of the Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge and twelve miles southeast of Bay City in southeastern Matagorda County (at 28°48' N, 95°48' W). The lake formed the eastern and northeastern border of a land grant made in 1830 to Stephen F. Austin, from whom it probably took its name. It is fed by Peyton Creek and drained by Live Oak Bayou into East Matagorda Bay two miles to the south. The surrounding terrain of freshwater marsh melts into brackish and saltwater marsh closer to the coast and forms a habitat for waterfowl, fish, shrimp, and fur-bearers.
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