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Lake Waco
 
Texas Attractions: Lake Waco

City: Waco

Location: See below

Phone: 254-756-5359

Website: Click here

About Lake Waco:
Lake Waco is a reservoir that is located inside the city limits of Waco and provides that city its drinking water. But it's also a great place to go fishing or boating.

Lake Waco was created in 1965 by impounding the Bosque River. It has a surface area of more than 7,000 acres, with a maximum depth of 80 feet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the controlling authority, and it is their office whose number is listed above. The website listed is for the Lake Waco page on the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department website. Lake maps are available from the Corps; anglers should check the TPWD website for fishing regulations.

Fishermen most commonly hook channel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish; largemouth bass and white bass; sunfish; and crappie.

There are seven boat ramps around Lake Waco, most of which charge a small launch fee. There are also campsites with water, electric, and dump stations in gated parks around the lake, operated by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Texas Highway 6, Lake Shore Drive, FM 185 and Speegleville Road are the routes most convenient to the lake.

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