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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.

Benbrook Lake

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.

Lake Elevation / Gate Opening Information

Benbrook Lake
9 DEC 2022
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 6 Hours)
688.00 ft 694.00 ft 3 cfs 1.20 mph 225.00 deg
7.16 mph
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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:

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

Camping Reservations:


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Latest News and Updates


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.

Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Tue Oct 18 2022 08:32:57 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)

BENBROOK LAKEBEAR CREEK CAMPGROUND FULLY CLOSEDSEASONALPARK10/18/2022 8:13:30 AMClosed for winter season. Will reopen April 1st, 2023.
BENBROOK LAKELONGHORN PARK PARTIALLY CLOSEDDROUGHTPARK9/10/2022 10:08:23 PMBoat ramp is currently closed due to low lake elevation. Please launch at Mustang Park.
BENBROOK LAKENORTH HOLIDAY DAY USE PARTIALLY CLOSEDDROUGHTPARK9/10/2022 10:08:39 PMBoat ramp is currently closed due to low lake elevation. Please launch at Mustang Park.
BENBROOK LAKEROCKY CREEK PARK FULLY CLOSEDSEASONALPARK10/18/2022 8:13:40 AMClosed for winter season. Will reopen April 1st, 2023.
BENBROOK LAKESOUTH HOLIDAY CAMPGROUND PARTIALLY CLOSEDDROUGHTPARK9/10/2022 10:08:52 PMBoat ramp is currently closed due to low lake elevation. Please launch at Mustang Park.

For all Park facility closure information click here.


Hunting Application Period is Now Closed

The applications for the Fall 2022 hunt are now CLOSED ! Please click HERE for the list of winners!


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 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


The Fall 2022 hunting application period is now. Please click HERE for the list of winners!

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


Please visit 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

Click Here for the Texas Parks and Wildlife news release.

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 Bans

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.

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