Contact Information

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

7001 Lakeside Drive

Fort Worth, Texas 76132


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Email Address


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

Camping Reservations:


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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
23 OCT 2021
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 6 Hours)
686.57 ft 694.00 ft 9 cfs 3.52 mph 188.00 deg
8.01 mph
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Latest News and Updates

Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Wednesday October 06 2021 17:33:56

BENBROOK LAKE BEAR CREEK CAMPGROUND FULLY CLOSED SEASONAL PARK 10/4/2021 2:54:06 PM Bear Creek is closed for the winter season. The park will open April 1st, 2022
BENBROOK LAKE LONGHORN PARK PARTIALLY CLOSED DROUGHT PARK 9/1/2021 5:01:58 PM Boat ramp closed due to low lake level.
BENBROOK LAKE MUSTANG PARK DAY USE PARTIALLY CLOSED DROUGHT PARK 9/1/2021 5:02:39 PM Boat Ramp #11 closed due to low lake elevation.
BENBROOK LAKE NORTH HOLIDAY DAY USE PARTIALLY CLOSED DROUGHT PARK 10/4/2021 2:16:08 PM All boat ramps are currently closed. Please launch at Mustang Park.
BENBROOK LAKE ROCKY CREEK PARK FULLY CLOSED SEASONAL PARK 10/4/2021 2:16:39 PM Rocky Creek Park is closed during the winter season. The park will open April 1st, 2022.
BENBROOK LAKE SOUTH HOLIDAY CAMPGROUND PARTIALLY CLOSED DROUGHT PARK 10/4/2021 2:17:07 PM Some sites are closed due to new pedestal installation. Please check for up-to-date site closures. All boat ramps are currently closed. Please launch at Mustang Park.


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.


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!


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 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


The 2021 - 2022 Fall Hunt application period is now CLOSED. Please click HERE for the list of hunting winners!

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


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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!

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


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.


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.