A Tourist Guide for Lake
Waco in Texas
Swimming at Lake Waco in central Texas
Lake Waco is located in central Texas and is
located entirely within the city limits of Waco, Texas. Lake Waco is a U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers operated lake in McLennan County.
Speegleville 3 Boat Ramp with 4 lanes
Lake Waco is about half way between Dallas/Ft Worth
and Austin, Texas. It is about an hour and half drive either way and is well worth
Midway Park at Lake Waco
Lake Waco has several nice parks around the lake.
Lake Waco offers various types of recreation such as boating, jetskiing, water
skiing, camping, fishing, swimming, and has birding areas, and biking and walking trails.
There is no charge to use the services at Koehne Park
Another park, Airport Park, on the north shore of
Lake Waco offers: boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and bicycling. The park has a marina,
boat ramp and restaurant. RV and tent campsites are available. The park has
about 2,000 acres around the lake
Highway 6 Bridge over Lake Waco
Lake Waco is on the Bosque River just off Texas
Highway 6. The lake has seven boat ramps, excellent campsites with water,
electricity, and dump stations available around the lake.
Houseboat on Lake Waco
Lake Waco has a surface area of 7,270 acres and a
maximum depth of 85 feet. The water levels don't usually fluctuate more than 2 to 6
Roadside drive on Lake Waco
Lake Waco is fed by the North Bosque and Bosque
Rivers and several smaller creeks in the area.
Lake Waco Fishing
Fishing on Lake Waco
Crappie fishing is hard to beat at Lake Waco. White crappie predominate, but
black crappie are caught occasionally. Largemouth bass, White Bass, Catfish, and
Sunfish are also good, especially in the spring.
Texas Parks and Wildlife rates fishing at Lake Waco
as excellent for Catfish; and good for Largemouth Bass, Crappie, White Bass and Sunfish.
Twin Bridges Park
Want some great food in the Lake
|Try Buzzard Billy's...
They serve the finest steaks and seafood in the area. Right next to IH 35 and
only minutes away from Baylor and Lake Waco.
.Looking for lodging in the Lake Waco area?
|Judge Baylor House - Waco, Texas
This house is decorated with antiques and Texas Hill Country Art. Guests will enjoy
the full breakfast that is served every morning, and tea and snacks in the afternoon when
they get the munchies. Close to all the Waco area attractions.
||The Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast McGregor, Texas
The Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast, offering one of the best
bed and breakfast experiences in Texas, is located in the Waco area near the ranch of
President George W. Bush.
Brazos Bell on the Brazos River
Attractions in the Lake Waco Area:
Cameron Park Zoo
You will find many rare animals at this fine facility.
Dr Pepper Museum
Dr Pepper was invented by a Wacoan and the museum is housed in the
original bottling plant.
Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas and affiliated with the Baptist
General Convention of Texas. Baylor is the oldest institution of higher learning in the
state and the largest Baptist university in the world.
President George W. Bush Ranch
The current Western Whitehouse is located on 1580 acres at nearby Crawford
west of Waco.
Mother Neff State
The first official state park in Texas.
Red Men Museum
Many artifacts pertaining to the Improved Order of Red Men, Degree of
Pocahontas, Texas history, American history, and world history are also on display.
Lake Area Scuba Diving
The Lake Air Scuba Center offers Waco and Central Texas the finest in
Scuba Diving Instruction and Training.
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum
Extensive collection of Texas Ranger and Old West artifacts.
Amstrong Browning Library
This library was dedicated to the great British Victorian poets, Robert
and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Art Center of Waco
Located on two and half acres of the McLennan Community College.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame
See Texas sports history come alive with the Tom Landry Theater and
Oldest, continuously operated, natural history and cultural museum in
Texas. Free admission.
River Walk at Indian Springs Park
Enjoy free summer concerts in the park. Stroll the River Walk all year
The Waco River Walk
The River Walk starts at Ft. Fisher Park and goes over the Waco Suspension Bridge
all the way to the Herring Avenue Bridge where the river walk ends.
Built in 1870 and a model for the Brooklyn Bridge, this famous Waco
landmark provided cattle and cowboys following the Chisholm Trail the only span across the
Waco Regional Water Park
A complete water park experience located in Waco Riverbend Park. It has two
pools, a 22-ft. slide, water playscapes, and more.
Lake Waco has 7 boat ramps so you will
find plenty of places to launch your boat.
Map of the Lake Waco Area
More Lake Waco Information:
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Waco Sailing Club
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