Contact Information

Benbrook Lake
Fort Worth District Map
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Benbrook Lake Office

7001 Lakeside Drive

Fort Worth, Texas 76132

 

For General Questions:

Email Address

 

Hours: M-F 7:30am - 4:00pm
Phone:  (817) 292-2400
Fax:  (817) 346-0021

Camping Reservations:
1-877-444-6777

LINKS

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Recreation Opportunities with the US Army Corps of Engineers

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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
22 JAN 2021
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 3 Hours)
692.16 ft 694.00 ft 7 cfs .15 mph 68.00 deg
-NR- mph
Reservoir Control Section    
 

Latest News and Updates

Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Thu Nov 12 2020 14:56:34 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time)

LAKE NAMEFACILITY NAMESTATUSCLOSURE TYPECATEGORYUPDATED DATECOMMENTS
BENBROOK LAKE
BENBROOK LAKEBEAR CREEK CAMPGROUND FULLY CLOSEDSEASONALPARK10/2/2020 2:57:57 PMPark closed for winter season. Will reopen 4/1/2021.
BENBROOK LAKELONGHORN PARK PARTIALLY CLOSEDDROUGHTPARK8/18/2020 7:41:37 AMBoat ramp closed due to low lake elevation.
BENBROOK LAKEMUSTANG PARK DAY USE PARTIALLY CLOSEDDROUGHTPARK8/18/2020 7:42:54 AMPlaygrounds are currently closed. Boat ramp 11 closed due to low lake elevation. All other facilities are now open.
BENBROOK LAKENORTH HOLIDAY DAY USE PARTIALLY CLOSEDDROUGHTPARK9/8/2020 6:25:49 PMAll boat ramps are currently closed due to low lake elevation. Playgrounds are currently closed. All other facilities are now open.
BENBROOK LAKEROCKY CREEK PARK FULLY CLOSEDSEASONALPARK10/2/2020 2:57:47 PMPark closed for winter season. Will reopen 4/1/2021.
BENBROOK LAKESOUTH HOLIDAY CAMPGROUND PARTIALLY CLOSEDDROUGHTPARK9/8/2020 6:25:52 PMRiver Equestrian Trail is closed due to flood damage. Playgrounds are currently closed. Boat ramp 5 and 6 are closed due to low lake elevation. All other facilities are open.
BENBROOK LAKEWEST CREEK CIRCLE FULLY CLOSEDOTHERPARK4/13/2020 3:31:20 PMClosed until further notice due to COVID-19.

CLOSURE REPORT:

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

The River Trail in South Holiday Campground is currently closed due to flood damage. All other trails are open.

For all Park facility closure information click here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ATTENTION

EXPANSION OF THE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL INTERAGENCY PASS PROGRAM FOR MILITARY AND EVERY KID OUTDOOR PROGRAM

VETERANS

Veterans will now be honored with the same privileges as active duty military service members by providing one of the following forms of identification:

  1. Department of Defense Identification Card (DoD ID – CAC Card)
  2. Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)
  3. Veteran ID Card (VIC)
  4. Veteran's designation on a State-issued driver's license or identification card.

Any veteran who presents any one of the four forms of identification will be admitted free of charge to all USACE managed recreation areas that charge a fee.

GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMBERS

Gold Star Families will also be honored with the same privileges as active duty military service members and Veterans and may obtain a free Gold Star Family Free Access Voucher. Currently, the voucher is ONLY available on-line here

EVERY KID OUTDOORS PROGRAM

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, currently enrolled 5th grade students are eligible for a park voucher that will allow them the same benefits as a 4th grade student through the Every Kid Outdoors Program. 5th grade students can find the voucher here.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume collection of day use recreation fees October 1. Fee collections were suspended earlier this year when recreation areas were closed due to COVID-19 precautions.

The Benbrook Lake Project Office will continue to be closed until further notice.

For questions, comments, and concerns, please contact us at 817-292-2400, or email us at ceswf-od-bb@usace.army.mil. We appreciate your cooperation.

PASSES:

Buy your Activity Pass for North Holiday Day Use by scanning the QR code below or by clicking here!

For more information about Activity Passes, please click here.

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

USACE Annual Passes are available North Holiday Day Use and South Holiday Campground. A voucher can be purchased at the Mustang Park 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

HUNTING:

The Fall 2020/2021 Hunting Season application period is now closed. The list of winners can be found here.

INFORMATION:

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The Recreation.gov 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 Recreation.gov and there is a wealth of information about Corps water resources projects.  More details on the new features added to the Recreation.gov website may be found under the “New Look! New Features!” Tab located at the top right hand corner of Recreation.gov home page.  We hope you take some time to explore the new Recreation.gov website, and better yet, we hope you find some great new places to get out and Explore Your America!  http://www.recreation.gov

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.