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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Welcome to Benbrook Lake

Camping, fishing, hunting, boating, and hiking are just the beginning of the activities available in the parks and other public lands of Benbrook Lake. Use the navigation menu on the left to see all the great information on the site, or scroll down for important current information. General information about the lake can be found by clicking here. 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.


Sunset at the Lake with  outlet works tower in foreground

Lake Elevation / Gate Opening Information
Benbrook Lake
5 AUG 2020
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 3 Hours)
691.47 ft 694.00 ft 7 cfs 3.73 mph 111.00 deg
3.73 mph
Reservoir Control Section    
 

Latest News and Updates

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ATTENTION

Reservations for South Holiday Campground and Bear Creek Campground must be made through recreation.gov or through the Recreation.gov mobile app. Due to a stay-at-home order, reservations cannot be made through the Recreation.gov support phoneline.

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.

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MANAGEMENT CHANGES TO MUSTANG PARK BEGINNING APRIL 1st, 2020

Mustang Park will NO LONGER allow CAMPING beginning April 1st. Dayuse activities such as picnicking, fishing, and swimming will still be permitted. Overnight camping will still be available in nearby Holiday & Bear Creek campgrounds.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions please call the Benbrook Lake Office at 817-292-2400.

PASSES:

Until further notice, passes are not being issued to the public.To obtain a pass, please visit https://store.usgs.gov/pass for more information.

America the Beautiful Passes are not issued directly from the Benbrook Lake Office: they are available at the entrance gatehouse at South Holiday Campground.

USACE Annual Passes are available North Holiday Day Use, South Holiday Campground, and Mustang Park.

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:

Due to the COVID-19 virus regulations, hunting applications will not be given out at the Benbrook Lake office. You must download a hunting application and waiver form from this website. You can return the completed copy of the application and waiver with proper identification and hunter’s safety info one of three ways: 1) You can mail it to Hunting Coordinator @ 7001 Lakeside Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76132 or 2) Email it to the Benbrook Lake email account or 3) Drop it in the mailbox in front of our office.

The Fall 2020/2021 Hunting Season application period is now open. The hunting application and liability waiver can be found on the Benbrook Lake Hunting Page.

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.

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.

 

Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Mon Jun 29 2020 07:04:10 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)

LAKE NAMEFACILITY NAMESTATUSCLOSURE TYPECATEGORYUPDATED DATECOMMENTS
BENBROOK LAKE
BENBROOK LAKEHOLIDAY CAMPGROUNDFULLY OPENNONEPARK6/28/2020 12:11:17 PMRiver Equestrian Trail is closed due to flood damage. Playgrounds are currently closed. All other facilities are open.
BENBROOK LAKEHOLIDAY DAY USE AREAFULLY OPENNONEPARK6/28/2020 12:11:43 PMPlaygrounds are currently closed. All other facilities are now open.
BENBROOK LAKELONGHORNFULLY OPENNONEPARK5/31/2020 3:29:06 PMAll facilities are open.
BENBROOK LAKEMUSTANG - BEAR CREEK CAMPGROUNDFULLY OPENNONEPARK5/31/2020 10:31:47 PM 
BENBROOK LAKEMUSTANG - MUSTANG POINT MULTIUSE AREAFULLY OPENNONEPARK6/28/2020 12:12:00 PMPlaygrounds are currently closed. All other facilities are now open.
BENBROOK LAKEMUSTANG - WEST CREEK CIRCLEFULLY CLOSEDOTHERPARK4/13/2020 3:31:20 PMClosed until further notice due to COVID-19.
BENBROOK LAKEROCKY CREEKFULLY OPENNONEPARK5/11/2020 2:23:49 PM 

For all Park facility closure information click here.