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Waco Lake, Waco

#5 of 7 in Parks in Waco
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lake Waco is a reservoir located within the city limits of Waco, in McLennan County, Texas, which serves as the western border for the city of Waco. The dam is located on the Bosque River. The lake has of water and is currently run by the Army Corps of Engineers. Lake Waco top of conservation pool was raised about 8 feet (2 m) in 2005. This has helped with fishing.
The flood threat to the city of Waco and downstream portions of the Brazos River - combined with the need for conservation storage to save millions of gallons of water that were wasted, led local citizens to seek a new reservoir. Through their efforts, Congress authorized the project for construction by the Corps of Engineers.
By law, local interests are required to bear the cost of acquisition of the storage allocated to conservation in the reservoir. A water conservation contract covering repayment of the cost of those features has been approved, and, under its terms, the Brazos River Authority will also contribute its share annually for operation and maintenance of the project.
Waco Lake is operated for its various purposes by the Corps of Engineers, with water being furnished to the Authority under the term by the Texas Water Commission
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  • We visited Waco Lake at the Lake Waco RV Park and Marina. It is a beautiful lake with several parks available to access and enjoy the lake. You can pull your boat up to the Minnow restaurant and...  more »
  • I don’t know if visitors to Waco fully appreciate the incredible sunset you get over the lake, with a bit of cloud cover in sky. And, the drive around the bend in Lakeshore Drive al ISY always is a...  more »
  • Several parks were not open
  • descent parks, good fishing, some spots are better for kids than others

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