About the Nature Preserve / Wilderness ParkThere are three public boat ramps located on the shores of 3,280-acre Aquilla Lake in Hill County. The boat ramps are: Dairy Hill, Old School and Tailrace. A public fishing pier is located below the dam.
In addition to boating, fishing and water sports, opportunities exist for: birding, hunting, nature study, water sports and wildlife viewing.
- Aquilla Lake Current Water Level - U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS)
LocationFrom Hillsboro, travel 5 miles south on Interstate Highway 35 (IH-35), then proceed west on FM 310 for 6 miles to the lake.
- The Dairy Hill boat ramp is located on eastern lakeshore, near the southeast end of the bridge on FM 1947.
- The Old School boat ramp is located on the western lakeshore. Take FM 933 and then follow FM 2127.
- The Tailrace boat ramp is located below the dam, accessible via Highway 310.
The nearest major Texas cities are: Abilene, Austin, Dallas
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Coordinates for GPS Users:31.896883° Latitude -97.203033° Longitude (WGS84/NAD83; decimal degrees)
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HoursOpen 7 days a week year-round.
FeesThere is no entrance fee for the park, and no fee for lake access.
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Official Contact InformationThe Nature Preserve / Wilderness Park is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Aquilla Lake Recreation Area