Contact Information

Lake Waco
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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Welcome to Waco Lake

ATTENTION As a precaution for the COVID-19 situation, the Waco Lake Office will be closed to the public until further notice. If you need assistance, please contact us at 254-756-5359 or send us an email . We appreciate your cooperation.

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.

Veiw of Taniter Gates from trail


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
20 OCT 2020
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 3 Hours)
461.52 ft 462.00 ft 20 cfs 3.62 mph 355.00 deg
-NR- mph
Reservoir Control Section    
 

Latest News and Updates

Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Wed Oct 14 2020 12:03:16 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)

LAKE NAMEFACILITY NAMESTATUSCLOSURE TYPECATEGORYUPDATED DATECOMMENTS
WACO LAKE
WACO LAKEAIRPORT BEACH & DAY USEPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK6/24/2020 8:14:47 AMBoat ramp open. Group Shelter, beach, and playground closed.
WACO LAKEAIRPORT PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK7/1/2020 1:38:28 PM 
WACO LAKEBOSQUE PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK5/7/2020 11:42:24 AM 
WACO LAKEFLATROCK ACCESSFULLY OPENNONEPARK4/30/2020 3:58:18 PM 
WACO LAKEKOEHNE PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK5/7/2020 11:43:16 AM 
WACO LAKELACY POINT ACCESS AREAFULLY OPENNONEACCESS POINT7/1/2019 8:44:11 AM 
WACO LAKEMIDWAY PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK7/1/2020 1:50:40 PMPlayground closed
WACO LAKEREYNOLDS CREEK PARKFULLY OPENNONEPARK7/1/2020 1:50:10 PMPlayground closed
WACO LAKESPEEGLEVILLE CAMPGROUNDFULLY OPENNONEPARK5/20/2020 8:39:18 AM 
WACO LAKETWIN BRIDGES DAY USE AREAPARTIALLY CLOSEDOTHERPARK5/23/2020 5:56:42 PMPlayground and group pavilion closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Boat ramp and beaches open.
WACO LAKEWACO DAMPARTIALLY CLOSEDCONSTRUCTIONACCESS POINT10/14/2020 10:11:44 AMTainter gate bridge closed. Skeet Eason closed through Friday 10/16/2020.

All District Park Closure Information


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

bosque fishermen

Think you've caught the big one? To find out if the fish you caught is a Waco Lake record, check the following Texas Parks and Wildlife web page for the Waco Lake records.

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