Belton Lake Overlook Closure

Fort Worth District, USACE
Published April 1, 2024
View of the overlook at Belton Lake from the dam tower.

View of the overlook at Belton Lake from the dam tower.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Belton Lake Project Office is announcing plans to permanently close the Belton Lake Overlook, effective immediately.  

The Belton Lake Overlook is an access point located on FM 2271 on the northwestern side of the Belton Dam. The area was designed to serve as a flood risk management mission asset, allowing USACE staff access to monitor and maintain the dam. The location was closed in April of 2022 due to public safety concerns created by area accessibility. Coordination with TxDOT was established to consider options that are in the best interest of public safety. It has been determined to permanently close the area with plans for TxDOT to install guardrail fencing.

Belton Lakeview Park is located on the southern side of the dam near the Belton Lake Project Office and is a safe, alternate site to view the lake. The parking area between Overlook pavilion and the Belton Lake Water Control Tower provides safe access for visitors to view the lake. Visitors are encouraged to contact the Belton Lake Office for more information on alternative access points, park hours, and lake information.

For more information, please contact the Belton Lake Office at 254-742-3050.

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Release no. 24-005