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591.49 FEET
11/24/2017
Full Pool: 594.0
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Date: 11/21/2017 10:31:00 PM

Nature in Lights Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s annual Nature in Lights offers more than 130 light displays for Soldiers and their Families to view 5:30-11 p.m. through Jan. 7. The event is open to all

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A look at holiday events in Killeen-Copperas Cove area

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 11/21/2017 7:41:00 PM

The annual Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s “Nature in Lights” 5.5-mile-long holiday light trail is open now and will continue until Jan. 7. The trail will be open every day from 5:30 to 11 p.m., including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and

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Ready for Christmas: Multiple holiday events planned across the region

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 11/19/2017 12:19:00 AM

The annual Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Center’s “Nature in Lights” 5.5-mile-long holiday light trail is now open. The trail will be open every day 5:30-11 p.m. through Jan. 7, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas holidays

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Swimmer raising funds for Food Care Center

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 11/18/2017 4:16:00 PM

When Tiffany McQueen dives into Belton Lake on Thanksgiving Day, she’ll be swimming for a good cause. Since October, McQueen — known as the “Swim Gypsy” — has been raising funds for Killeen’s Food Care Center with her plan to swim 10 kilometers

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Belton Lake 10 Day Weather

The Weather Channel

Date: 11/18/2017 9:50:00 AM

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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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