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Lake Balmorhea, Balmorhea

#200 of 218 in Nature in Texas
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Balmorhea Lake is a reservoir on Sandia Creek 2 miles (3 km) southeast of downtown Balmorhea, Texas. Water from Toyah Creek, fed by the nearby San Solomon Springs, is also fed into the reservoir, as is excess water in the Phantom Lake Canal. The reservoir was built in 1917 by the construction of a dam by the Reeves County Water Improvement District. The reservoir provides water for irrigation, and is a popular recreational spot for locals.
Balmorhea Lake is also known as Lower Parks Reservoir.
Balmorhea Lake has been stocked with species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish that are present in Balmorhea Lake include largemouth bass, sunfish, European carp, mirror carp, grass carp, quillback, channel catfish, black bullhead, and gizzard shad.
Balmorhea Lake is used for swimming, fishing, bird-watching, and boating. A visit to Lake Balmorhea represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Balmorhea trip itinerary app to plot your vacation.
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  • Really nice spot, when it’s not too busy. I loved taking my family there on the weekends, peaceful and quite enjoyable.
  • Caught a bass within an hour. Alot of carp come up at sun set. Bait shop open from 8am to 6pm. Boats allowed.

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