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594.18 FEET
9/27/2016
Full Pool: 594.0
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BOB MAINDELLE: Fishing for Freedom event is a way to say ‘thank you’

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 9/25/2016 12:35:00 AM

It all started over 10 years ago when Mike Mennor, who was at that time the director of Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA), came to Rick Smith, President of the Central Texas Marine Association to see if CTMA and its members would consider hosting

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Fort Hood Calendar of Events

forthoodsentinel.com

Date: 9/21/2016 10:23:00 PM

She will be here signing copies of her cookbook “Trisha’s Table.” Oct. 5 Army Shadow 10-Miler Run The Army Shadow 10-Miler Run will be Oct. 9 at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. The race will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The event is open

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BOB MAINDELLE: Belton Lake yielding hybrids early, catfish late

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 9/17/2016 11:39:00 PM

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of fishing on Belton Lake with two longtime Killeen residents, Payton Duncan and Bob Word. Duncan, a 78-year-old U.S. Navy veteran and retired mailman, was born in the Brook Haven community, which is now part of the

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Single Soldier Fest draws 3,000 for day of camaraderie

forthoodsentinel.com

Date: 9/15/2016 8:44:00 AM

People have been bombarding them with questions all day.” Previously held at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, this year approximately 3,000 Soldiers gathered at the Fort Hood Sportsmen’s Center. However, Single Soldier Fest is about more than

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Single Soldier Fest draws 3,000 for day of camaraderie

forthoodsentinel.com

Date: 9/14/2016 10:29:00 PM

People have been bombarding them with questions all day.” Previously held at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, this year approximately 3,000 Soldiers gathered at the Fort Hood Sportsmen’s Center. However, Single Soldier Fest is about more than

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• River: Leon River
• Length: 136 Miles
• Surface Area: 12,385 Acres
• Volume: 435,225 Acre Feet
• Maximum Depth: 124 feet
With 136 miles of shoreline, Lake Benton visitors enjoy boating, camping, picnicking, and nature trails. Largemouth, white, smallmouth, and hybrid striped bass have been stocked, as well as catfish, sunfish, bluegill, crappie, longnose gar, and alligator. Lake Benton is also home to many species of songbirds, hawk, great blue herons, and many other species.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains recreational facilities at the lake, including five parks: Westcliff, Cedar Ridge, Winkler, Live Oak Ridge, and White Flint Park. Boating and swimming are also popular activities on Lake Belton. Camp Kachina, a girl scout's camp, is located on the shores of the lake.

Fishing is a popular activity among many lake goers. Belton Lake has been stocked with varying species of fish including largemouth bass, white bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, catfish, sunfish, bluegill, crappie, longnose gar and alligator.

Hawks, great blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and even an occasional bald eagle visit the lake area, offering year-round opportunities for birders.

Belton Lake is located on the Leon River in the Brazos River basin in Texas. Belton Dam and the lake are both managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The reservoir was impounded in 1954 and provides flood control, drinking water, and is a popular recreational destination.
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