Contact Information

Lake Waco
Fort Worth District Map
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Waco Lake Office
3801 Zoo Park Dr.
Waco, TX 76708
Email Address

Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone: (254) 756-5359
Fax: (254) 756-3433


Camping Reservations:
1-877-444-6777

LINKS

US Army Corps of Engineers Home Page.

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Welcome to Waco Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District welcomes you to Waco Lake, located in Waco, Texas. Our mission: supply water to the city of Waco and surrounding areas; to provide flood control to the Waco area, and to offer some of the best fishing, camping and boating in Texas. For more detailed information on the lake click here.

Veiw of Taniter Gates from trail


Seven Ways to Stay Water Safe

    • Swim in designated areas
    • Wear a life jacket
    • Always swim with a buddy
    • Do not overestimate your swimming ability
    • Never Swim to a buoy or swim after a floatable toy
    • Learn to swim
    • Never swim or supervise swimmers under the influence of alcohol

Did you know that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the leading provider of outdoor recreation on all Federally-managed public lands in the United States? With a recreation base that is primarily built around water, the Corps has a dedicated focus on water safety.  The pages of the following web site will provide you with the opportunity to view current water safety materials available through the Corps program, as well as offer tips on programming, help you find a local point of contact and offer some useful downloadable information. Click here for the US Army Corps of Engineer's water safety web page.


Lake Elevation / Gate Opening Information
Waco Lake
9 DEC 2019
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 3 Hours)
457.46 ft 462.00 ft 19 cfs 4.50 mph 0.00 deg
15.97 mph
Reservoir Control Section    
 

Latest News and Updates

Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Tue Sep 03 2019 08:17:15 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)

LAKE NAMEFACILITY NAMESTATUSCLOSURE TYPECATEGORYUPDATED DATECOMMENTS
WACO LAKE
WACO LAKEAIRPORT BEACH & DAY USEFULLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK6/29/2019 10:32:40 AMClosed due to flooding.
WACO LAKEAIRPORT PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK9/1/2019 1:20:46 PM
WACO LAKEBOSQUE PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK4/26/2019 12:25:57 PM 
WACO LAKEFLATROCK ACCESSFULLY OPENNONEPARK6/28/2019 5:17:52 PM 
WACO LAKEKOEHNE PARKFULLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK4/26/2019 12:26:16 PMClosed due to flood damage.
WACO LAKELACY POINT ACCESS AREAFULLY OPENNONEACCESS POINT7/1/2019 8:44:11 AM 
WACO LAKEMIDWAY PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK6/28/2019 4:19:48 PM 
WACO LAKEREYNOLDS CREEK PARKPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK7/4/2019 5:45:23 PMBack boat ramp closed. Front boat ramp and fishing area are open. Campground is open.
WACO LAKESPEEGLEVILLE CAMPGROUNDFULLY OPENNONEPARK6/21/2019 8:15:01 AM 
WACO LAKETWIN BRIDGES DAY USE AREAFULLY OPENNONEPARK7/4/2019 5:45:37 PM 
WACO LAKEWACO DAMPARTIALLY CLOSEDCONSTRUCTIONACCESS POINT7/18/2019 2:25:10 PMTainter Gate bridge section of Hike and Bike Trail closed to public for construction. Will be closed through December while construction takes place.

All District Park Closure Information


ZEBRA MUSSELS

Zebra mussels have been found in Waco Lake. However, steps are being taken to prevent the mussels from taking over the lake. And for now, it might be working. Learn how to stop the spread of Zebra Mussels in Texas lakes and rivers.

WACO LAKE FISH RECORDS

bosque fishermen

Think you've caught the big one? To find out if the fish you caught is a Waco Lake record, check the following Texas Parks and Wildlife web page for the Waco Lake records.

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