Welcome to Benbrook Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District welcomes you to Benbrook Lake, located in Benbrook, Texas. Our missions are to provide flood risk management to the Fort Worth metro area, store water for the City of Fort Worth and manage the recreation and natural resources around the lake.

Sunset at the Lake with  outlet works tower in foreground

Benbrook Lake is a part of the Trinity Regional Project. The Trinity Regional Project is a cluster of seven local lakes: Bardwell, Benbrook, Grapevine, Joe Pool, Lavon, Lewisville and Ray Roberts. A team of managers, administrators, park rangers, natural resource specialists and engineering technicians work together to manage the recreation, natural resources, and civil works facilities for all seven of these lakes.

The 'bubblers' near the dam are at this time the responsibility of the Tarrant Regional Water District, the agency that installed them originally. Please call TRWD at 817-626-2888 with any questions.

If you detect an error or feel pertinent information is missing, feel free to contact us with your suggestions and ideas. Thank You.

Water Safety

Lake Elevation / Gate Opening Information

Benbrook Lake
6 JUL 2022
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 6 Hours)
689.79 ft 694.00 ft 8 cfs 7.38 mph 152.00 deg
7.38 mph
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Latest News and Updates

Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Wed May 11 2022 15:29:12 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)

BENBROOK LAKEBEAR CREEK CAMPGROUND PARTIALLY CLOSEDOTHERPARK4/6/2022 7:03:54 PMSites 19-40 and the group shelter are closed due to water well issues. Boat ramp is currently closed due to low lake elevation.
BENBROOK LAKELONGHORN PARK PARTIALLY CLOSEDDROUGHTPARK9/1/2021 5:01:58 PMBoat ramp closed due to low lake level.
BENBROOK LAKEMUSTANG PARK DAY USE PARTIALLY CLOSEDDROUGHTPARK9/1/2021 5:02:39 PMBoat Ramp #11 closed due to low lake elevation.
BENBROOK LAKESOUTH HOLIDAY CAMPGROUND PARTIALLY CLOSEDDROUGHTPARK5/7/2022 2:31:57 PMThe double boat ramp is now open. All other boat ramps are currently closed due to low lake elevation.

Closure Report:

The Bear Creek Fishing Access is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

The River Trail is currently CLOSED. All other trails are now OPEN.

For all Park facility closure information click here.


Campsites Closed

The Holiday Campground electrical panels for all RV campsites will be undergoing mandatory upgrades from April 26th through July 31st. Full refunds and cancellations will be sent out to affected reservations. For the most up to date closures please check the availabilities on Recreation.gov. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we complete these upgrades. Any questions or comments should be directed to the Benbrook Lake Project Office at 817-292-2400, or
email ceswf-od-bb@usace.army.mil

Bear Creek Campground Site Closures:

In an effort to perform mandatory maintenance on our well services to meet the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) guidelines, Bear Creek Campground sites 19-40 and the Group Shelter will be temporarily closed while these upgrades are completed. We apologize for any inconvenience that may affect reservations. For further information, please contact the Benbrook Lake Project Office at 817-292-2400 or email us at ceswf-od-bb@usace.army.mil.

Brand New Pay Stations!

Benbrook Lake has new Pay Stations! Located at Mustang Park Day Use, Rocky Creek Park, and North Holiday Day Use, these pay stations will be the method in which one pays for entry to the park! These pay stations only accept CREDIT or DEBIT cards. Please contact the Benbrook Lake Office at 817-292-2400 for any questions regarding these new machines!


America the Beautiful Passes are not issued directly from the Benbrook Lake Office. They are available at the entrance gatehouse at South Holiday Campground and Bear Creek Campground. To obtain a pass online, please visit https://store.usgs.gov/pass for more information.

USACE Annual Passes are available at South Holiday Campground and Bear Creek Campground. A voucher can be purchased at the North Holiday Day Use, Mustang Park Day Use, and Rocky Creek Park pay stations, which can be redeemed at the South Holiday Gatehouse, 6000 Pearl Ranch Road, Fort Worth, TX 76126.

Click here for directions and operating hours.

Day Use Fees Have Increased Nation-Wide, Effective January 1, 2016:

  • Per Car for General Day Use and Boat Launching: $5.00
  • Per Person Walk-in and Bike-in for Day Use: $2.00
  • Annual Pass: $40.00


Check back soon for the 2022 Winter Hunting Applications!

Additional information, including the USACE Public Hunting Guide and maps, can be found on the Benbrook Lake Hunting Page.


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Please visit Recreation.gov to make your reservation today!

According to the Texas Transportation Code, Golf Carts are not allowed to be operated on Public Roadways at Corps of Engineers Projects

Event Permits:

A permit is required for events or activities occurring in the parks or on the lake, including but not limited to bounce houses, water slides, weddings, tournaments, bands, DJs, church functions, etc. Swimming pools of any size are not allowed. Contact Lake Office at (817) 292-2400 for more information. Click Here for an Activity Request form. Activity Request forms may be mailed to: US Army Corps of Engineers, 7001 Lakeside Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76132 or faxed to (817) 346-0021.

Burn Ban:

During any burn ban for Tarrant County, set by the County Fire Marshal, open fires are not allowed in cookers and firerings. Charcoal and gas grills may be used, but only if they can be immediately covered to extinguish the fire. Current Burn Ban information can be found at here.

Click Here for the Texas Parks and Wildlife news release.