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:


US Army Corps of Engineers Home Page.

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Welcome to Waco Lake

Remember to stay safe, always wear your life vest!

Seven Ways to Stay Water Safe

    • Swim in designated areas
    • Always swim with a buddy
    • Do not over estimate your swimming ability
    • If you do not have your own life jacket, you may borrow one from the Life Jacket Loaner Board
    • Never Swim to a buoy or swim after a floatable toy
    • Learn to swim
    • Never drink alcohol and swim

    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.



Lake Elevation/Gate Opening Information
Waco Lake
17 DEC 2014
Current Elevation Normal ElevationCurrently Releasing
458.91 462.00 10 cfs
Reservoir Control Section


Latest News and Updates

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The website has an entirely new look with features including simplified search capabilities, enhanced content and streamlined Google maps.  Visitors to the website can now do much more than make reservations for camping, tours and tickets at federal facilities.  The Corps has almost 30,000 reservable campsites in and there is a wealth of information about Corps water resources projects.  More details on the new features added to the website may be found under the “New Look! New Features!” Tab located at the top right hand corner of home page.  We hope you take some time to explore the new website, and better yet, we hope you find some great new places to get out and Explore Your America!


All Contract Gate Attendants for Waco Lake have been filled..

Lake Recreation Visitor's Guide Update

NEW! As of February 2012 the Lake Recreation A Vistitor's Guide brochure has been updated! The new verson may be found at: Place curser on "About Us" tab, then "Lake & Recreation Info" tab, then select "Visitors Guide". This electronic copy may be printed out for your convenience.

Learn how to stop the spread of Zebra Mussels in Texas Lakes and Rivers

Closures / Openings

All camping parks are open


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 for the US Army Corps of Engineer's water safety web page.



In accordance with Texas Transportation Code, Golf Carts are not allowed to be operated on Public Roadways at Corps of Engineers Projects.


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 Waco Lake Records



Ever wonder what it was like to live near Waco Lake thousands of years ago?




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This site last updated on July 11, 2014