Belton Lake

TEXAS


Lake Level
583.05 FEET
5/3/2015
Full Pool: 594.0
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Worker dies while clearing storm debris at state park

KVUE

Date: 4/30/2015 12:59:00 PM

A spokesperson for Texas Parks & Wildlife said that the worker died Wednesday at Mother Neff State Park after a tree fell on them while clearing storm debris. The park is currently open. Mother Neff State Park is in Coryell County, north of Belton Lake

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Bass fishing ‘unbelievably good’ on area lakes

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 4/30/2015 7:38:00 AM

Mathes is a 29-year game warden at Fort Hood. “I also know that crappie fishing is really good at the Highway 36 bridge at Belton Lake,” Mathes said. “That happens to be a place that when crappie fishing is good, it’s really good. People are

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Circle hooks are an effective angling tool

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 4/26/2015 2:33:00 AM

For most scenarios on Belton Lake, a No. 1 circle hook is appropriate. I use the Gamakatsu Nautilus Light circle hook and the Owner Mutu Light circle hook interchangeably

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Heights council receives water outlook update

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 4/10/2015 2:56:00 AM

With the state still in a drought, Harker Heights council members received an update Tuesday about Belton Lake — one of the city’s water sources. Belton Lake’s full pool level is 594 feet above sea level, said Ricky Garrett, Bell County Water Control

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MCR Development LLC Completes Renovation Of The Residence Inn By Marriott Killeen

Hotel Interactive Network

Date: 4/9/2015 11:09:00 AM

Residence Inn by Marriott Killeen is conveniently located just five miles from Fort Hood, one of the largest military bases in the country, and in proximity to Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, Texas Thunder Speedway, Killeen Mall and Stone Tree Golf Club

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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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