Fort Worth, Texas --
Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Offices at Belton and Stillhouse Hollow Lakes are currently experiencing lower than normal lake levels. Due to these conditions, swim beaches and various boat ramps may be closed throughout the summer season.
Current lake levels are low enough that all designated swim beaches at Belton and Stillhouse Hollow Lakes are out of the water and will remain closed until further notice. The public is still allowed to swim in the lakes, but we urge you to exercise extreme caution and be on the lookout for submerged hazards. As always, please wear a life jacket when in, on or near the water.
With the summer boating season just around the corner we would like to remind boaters to slow down and be on the lookout for obstructions. Tree stumps and sandbars that have been long submerged are now emerging as drought conditions persist. The lake will be different from the last time you visited with conditions changing daily. When in doubt, slow down and always wear a life jacket!
lease check the lake’s facility closures list before planning your visit. For a list of closures, please visit https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lake/lakefacilities.htm
Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and social media at: https://about.me/usacefortworth
Release no. 23-016