8684 LaVillage Avenue
Waco, Texas 76712
John Tibbs, Biologist
Alvarado Park Lake
Location: Off US 67 three miles west of
Surface area: 437 acres
Maximum depth: 20 feet
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet
Normal Clarity: Stained to murky
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Alvarado
Bulrush, cattail, water willow
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Shallow aquatic vegetation and boat docks make up the majority of structure in this shallow lake.
Largemouth bass are caught on spinnerbaits, worms, jigs, and crankbaits off the boat docks and from cattails. Channel catfish are caught tightlining or drift fishing shad or blood bait. White bass can be caught on tailspinners and jigs fished on windy shorelines. Crappie are generally caught from submerged brush piles and under docks.