Lewisville Lake Master Plan Revision

Lewisville Lake

General Information

The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District, is revising the Lewisville Lake Master Plan. The Master Plan is intended to serve as a comprehensive land and recreational management plan with a life span of 25 years. It guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor recreation facilities and opportunities to ensure sustainability of federal land associated with Lewisville Lake.

Facts about Lewisville Lake

  • Dam constructed in 1955
  • 187 Miles of Shoreline
  • 28 Designated Public Use Areas
  • 16,352 acres above normal pool
  • 5,747 acres of flowage easement

About Lewisville Lake

Lewisville Lake was created by completion of Lewisville Lake Dam in 1955.  The lake created by the dam includes the entire water surface of the former Lake Dallas which was created by construction of Garza Dam by the City of Dallas in 1920.  At the  conservation (normal) pool elevation of 522.0’ NGVD, Lewisville Lake spreads over 29,592 acres.  At the flood pool elevation of 532.0’ NGVD, the lake sprawls over 39,168 acres.  The primary purposes of Lewisville Lake are flood risk management and water conservation. Outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship of natural and cultural resources are important secondary missions. Lewisville Lake is located entirely within Denton County in the heart of an area that is experiencing high residential and commercial growth.  The Federal land surrounding the lake is bordered by 15 incorporated cities and provides critical open space and outdoor recreation opportunities to a fast growing regional population. The current Master Plan for Lewisville Lake was published in 1985 to address the effects of the permanent seven-foot increase in the conservation pool due to the construction of Ray Roberts Dam.  A major Master Plan Supplement was prepared in 2001 and 2004 to incorporate land and water surface use decisions resulting from a boating use study and environmental assessments in 1999 and 2000. 

Master Plan Revision Process

What is a Master Plan?

The Master Plan is the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all project recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resources project.

Why Revise the Lewisville Lake Master Plan?

The current Master Plan for Lewisville Lake was prepared in 1985 and is in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends and USACE management policy. Key topics to be addressed in the revised Master Plan include revised land classifications, new natural and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs and special topics such as invasive species management and threatened and endangered species habitat. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan.

Related Files

February 2021

May 2020

May 2 and 4, 2017 Public Meetings

Master Plan Supplement - May 2004