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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

Waco Lake
21 FEB 2024
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 6 Hours)
462.39 ft 462.00 ft 328 cfs 3.47 mph 170.00 deg
4.29 mph
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Contact Information

Waco Lake
Fort Worth District Map
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Waco Lake Office
3801 Zoo Park Dr.
Waco, TX 76708
Email Address

Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone: (254) 756-5359
Fax: (254) 756-3433


Camping Reservations:
1-877-444-6777

LINKS

US Army Corps of Engineers Home Page.

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Latest News and Updates

ATTENTION:

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.

Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Tue Dec 26 2023 14:18:52 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time)

LAKE NAMEFACILITY NAMESTATUSCLOSURE TYPECATEGORYUPDATED DATECOMMENTS
WACO LAKE
WACO LAKEAIRPORT BEACH & DAY USEPARTIALLY CLOSEDSEASONALPARK10/31/2023 2:52:09 PMBoat ramp open. Parking lot open for bank fishing/walking. Rest of park closed for season, will reopen April 1, 2024
WACO LAKEAIRPORT PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK11/15/2023 3:20:31 PM 
WACO LAKEBOSQUE PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK6/8/2023 8:20:04 AM 
WACO LAKEFLATROCK ACCESSFULLY OPENNONEPARK11/1/2023 8:40:54 AM 
WACO LAKEKOEHNE PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK12/20/2023 4:41:26 PM 
WACO LAKELACY POINT ACCESS AREAFULLY OPENNONEACCESS POINT6/21/2022 1:36:57 PM 
WACO LAKEMIDWAY PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK6/21/2022 1:37:03 PM 
WACO LAKEREYNOLDS CREEK PARKPARTIALLY CLOSEDSEASONALPARK11/15/2023 11:20:12 AMMain campground closed for season. Will reopen April 1, 2024. Equestrian Camping and day use areas open.
WACO LAKESPEEGLEVILLE CAMPGROUNDFULLY OPENNONEPARK6/21/2022 1:37:20 PM 
WACO LAKETWIN BRIDGES DAY USE AREAPARTIALLY CLOSEDSEASONALPARK10/31/2023 2:53:23 PMback beach closed for season.
WACO LAKEWACO DAMFULLY OPENNONEACCESS POINT10/13/2023 3:47:08 PM 

For all Park facility closure information click here.

Zebra Mussels

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.

Waco Lake Fish Records


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