Aquilla Lake Recreation Area in Aquilla, Texas (Hill County)

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About the Park

Aerial view of Aquilla Lake and Dam | Photo credit: Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual Library

There 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 picnicking, birding, nature study, and wildlife viewing.

 




Location

Aquilla Lake is located approximately 23 miles north of Waco. From 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.

Hours

Open 7 days a week year-round.

No overnight camping is permitted.

Fees

There is no entrance fee for the park, and no fee for lake access.

Events

Check the Wild Texas Events Calendar for activities scheduled at the park.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Consult the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteer program for information on opportunities.

Official Contact Information

The park is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Aquilla Lake Recreation Area
Aquilla, TX

 

Telephone: (254)694-3189

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