Due to low water levels, public boat ramps on this lake are closed.
Canoes and other small boats may launch from the bank.
Location: 2 miles southeast of Balmorhea
in Reeves County
Surface area: 556 acres
Maximum depth: 25 feet
Pool Elevation: 3,187 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Full in winter, drawn down 10 feet during summer
Normal Clarity: Clear to slightly muddy
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Reeves County WID Number 1
PO Box 185
Balmorhea, Texas 79718
Bulrush and sago pondweed
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
This lake has been severely impacted by toxic golden alga blooms. Fishing will be poor until conditions improve and TPWD has a chance to restock the lake.
Lake Balmorhea is a shallow reservoir with large rocks near the dam, cobble on the southwest side, and sago pondweed and bulrushes on the north and west sides. Some terrestrial vegetation grows on the shore as the water recedes in the summer. This vegetation is flooded during the winter months as the lake refills.
This lake is currently not recommended for fishing. Check with the Inland Fisheries office in San Angelo for the latest information.