sidebar menu icon


SILVER LAKE. Silver Lake, often referred to by its Spanish name Laguna Plata, is a natural lake in the West Nueces River in northeast Kinney County five miles south of the Edwards county line (at 29°33' N, 100°16' W). The lake is a mile in length and 500 feet in width. It is named for the glistening reflection which occurs as sunlight strikes its dry gypsum bedrock.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, "Silver Lake," accessed October 18, 2017,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.