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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
|7 FEB 2023|
|Current Elevation||Normal Elevation||Currently Releasing||Current Wind Speed||Current Wind Direction||Max Wind Speed (Last 6 Hours)|
|450.41 ft||462.00 ft||10 cfs||1.39 mph||110.00 deg
|Reservoir Control Section|
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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.
Facility Closure Report
This report last updated on Fri Jan 06 2023 09:17:52 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time)
|LAKE NAME||FACILITY NAME||STATUS||CLOSURE TYPE||CATEGORY||UPDATED DATE||COMMENTS|
|WACO LAKE||AIRPORT BEACH & DAY USE||FULLY CLOSED||SEASONAL||PARK||10/27/2022 8:05:08 AM||Closed for season|
|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 OPEN||NONE||PARK||6/22/2022 8:20:29 AM|
|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 CLOSED||CONSTRUCTION||PARK||12/5/2022 9:40:30 AM||Fully closed for construction|
|WACO LAKE||SPEEGLEVILLE CAMPGROUND||FULLY OPEN||NONE||PARK||6/21/2022 1:37:20 PM|
|WACO LAKE||TWIN BRIDGES DAY USE AREA||PARTIALLY CLOSED||DROUGHT||PARK||7/7/2022 11:08:45 AM||Boat Ramp 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.