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Welcome to Waco Lake
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District welcomes you to Waco Lake, located in Waco, Texas. Our mission: supply water to the city of Waco and surrounding areas; to provide flood control to the Waco area, and to offer some of the best fishing, camping and boating in Texas. For more detailed information on the lake click here.
Seven Ways to Stay Water Safe
- Swim in designated areas
- Wear a life jacket
- Always swim with a buddy
- Do not overestimate your swimming ability
- Never Swim to a buoy or swim after a floatable toy
- Learn to swim
- Never swim or supervise swimmers under the influence of alcohol
Did you know that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the leading provider of outdoor recreation on all Federally-managed public lands in the United States? With a recreation base that is primarily built around water, the Corps has a dedicated focus on water safety. The pages of the following web site will provide you with the opportunity to view current water safety materials available through the Corps program, as well as offer tips on programming, help you find a local point of contact and offer some useful downloadable information. Click here for the US Army Corps of Engineer's water safety web page.
Lake Elevation / Gate Opening Information
|29 MAY 2023|
|Current Elevation||Normal Elevation||Currently Releasing||Current Wind Speed||Current Wind Direction||Max Wind Speed (Last 6 Hours)|
|454.98 ft||462.00 ft||10 cfs||.92 mph||166.00 deg
|Reservoir Control Section|
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Waco Lake Office
3801 Zoo Park Dr.
Waco, TX 76708
Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone: (254) 756-5359
Fax: (254) 756-3433
US Army Corps of Engineers Home Page.
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Latest News and Updates
Waco Lake no longer accepts cash payments for any USACE operated campground or boat ramp. If you need assistance, please contact us at (254) 756-5359. We appreciate your cooperation.
For information on Mobility Assistance Device use in Corps Parks, please read the Policy here . For more information or to be issued a permit please contact the lake Manager.
Our office located at 3801 Zoo Park Dr is closed for construction. For pass inquiries or emergencies, please visit our temporary office located at Midway Campground. The address for our temporary office is 2330 W Highway 6, Waco, Tx 76712.
Facility Closure Report
This report last updated on Fri May 26 2023 15:08:45 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)
|LAKE NAME||FACILITY NAME||STATUS||CLOSURE TYPE||CATEGORY||UPDATED DATE||COMMENTS|
|WACO LAKE||AIRPORT BEACH & DAY USE||PARTIALLY CLOSED||DROUGHT||PARK||5/26/2023 8:46:37 AM||Boat ramp closed due to low lake level. No designated swim area due to low lake levels.|
|WACO LAKE||AIRPORT PARK||PARTIALLY CLOSED||DROUGHT||PARK||12/22/2022 4:03:36 PM||Boat ramp closed due to drought conditions|
|WACO LAKE||BOSQUE PARK||FULLY CLOSED||CONSTRUCTION||PARK||5/25/2023 8:21:08 AM||Closed for construction. Will tentatively reopen Thursday June 1.|
|WACO LAKE||FLATROCK ACCESS||FULLY OPEN||NONE||PARK||6/21/2022 1:36:49 PM|
|WACO LAKE||KOEHNE PARK||FULLY OPEN||NONE||PARK||6/21/2022 1:36:53 PM|
|WACO LAKE||LACY POINT ACCESS AREA||FULLY OPEN||NONE||ACCESS POINT||6/21/2022 1:36:57 PM|
|WACO LAKE||MIDWAY PARK||FULLY OPEN||NONE||PARK||6/21/2022 1:37:03 PM|
|WACO LAKE||REYNOLDS CREEK PARK||FULLY OPEN||NONE||PARK||5/26/2023 12:34:39 PM||Front boat ramp closed due to low water levels.|
|WACO LAKE||SPEEGLEVILLE CAMPGROUND||FULLY OPEN||NONE||PARK||6/21/2022 1:37:20 PM|
|WACO LAKE||TWIN BRIDGES DAY USE AREA||PARTIALLY CLOSED||CONSTRUCTION||PARK||5/26/2023 12:34:22 PM||Back Beach Closed|
|WACO LAKE||WACO DAM||FULLY OPEN||NONE||ACCESS POINT||6/21/2022 1:37:17 PM|
For all Park facility closure information click here.
Zebra mussels have been found in Waco Lake. However, steps are being taken to prevent the mussels from taking over the lake . And for now, it might be working . Learn how to stop the spread of Zebra Mussels in Texas lakes and rivers.