Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Stay up-to-date on operations adjustments and temporary closure of TPWD offices, state parks, recreation facilities and water access points due to COVID-19. Please follow guidance from local authorities, Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services.


Managing Private Lakes & Ponds

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department does not provide stocking or on-site consulting services for private lakes and ponds. However, resources are available to landowners who want to manage ponds for fishing. You'll find some useful links on this page, along with tips on where to get more information.

Construction, Stocking and Management

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Additional Resources

Texas AgriLife Extension offers booklets, fact sheets, and expert advice on aquaculture and pond management.

Search Southern Regional Aquaculture Center for fact sheets on a variety of topics.