POWDERHORN LAKE. Powderhorn Lake (at 28°29' N, 96°31' W) is a western extension of Matagorda Bay in eastern Calhoun County. Coloma Creek drains into the southwestern edge of the lake. The saltwater lake appears to have been named for a nearby settlement, Powder Horn, now abandoned. This soggy marshland provides habitat for a variety of waterfowl and furbearing mammals. Its boggy banks are not conducive to recreational use of the lake. In 1985 settlement on its shores was minimal.
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