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Lake Waco Wetlands, Waco

#6 of 7 in Parks in Waco
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
The vision of Waco's future is how the Lake Waco Wetlands came to be. In 2000, the Waco City Council voted to increase the level of Lake Waco by seven feet providing an additional 20,000 acre-feet of water. The Lake Waco Wetlands was created to mitigate the habitat loss when Lake Waco was raised by those seven feet.

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Baylor University Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Waco Lake

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
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  • We visited the wetlands while camping on Lake Waco. There were some beautiful birds including a blue heron that were out looking for their next meal. The weather was very nice and the scene was...  more »
  • Very nice place to exercise or have a picnic. Trails are scenic and well maintained. This place is a hidden gem!
  • Love this place. Great area to go walk. Lots of birds and various wildlife. Love the upland vs lowland areas. You can fish there too. Great asset for the city and surrounding communities.

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