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Description - This 3,280-acre lake is located on Aquilla and Hackberry Creeks. It has two boat ramps and is operated bu the US Army Corps of Engineers. It is open all year and no fees are required.

Attractions - The lake has two boat ramps. Both areas have restrooms and abundant parking.A free public fishing pier is located at the tailrace below the dam. Bait is available at Burger Shack Cafe Bait & Tackle (254/582-1266) located between Hillsboro and Whitney at the corner of State Highway 22 and FM 1947.

Recreation - Recreational Activities at Aquilla lake include Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Water Sports, and Wildlife Viewing

Climate -

Texas is a huge state with varying climates but generally the climate could be said to be primarily hot and humid in the summer months and mild to cool in the winter. Western Texas receives very little rainfall with the exception of the higher elevations. This is the driest area of the state having a relative humidity of 50 percent and an annual rainfall average of eight inches.

Eastern Texas experiences hot and humid summers. Temperatures in the metro areas of Fort Worth and Dallas often reach 100 degrees in July and August. This makes for a dangerously high heat and uncomfortable for traveling. Winters are pleasant in this region, where the temperatures rarely dip below 32 degrees. Average rainfall in eastern Texas reaches 25 inches or more

Location - From Hillsboro, travel 5 miles south on Interstate -35, then 6 miles West along FM 310. A map is available on this page.

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Filed By: Nick (Waoc, Tx)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Lake Aquilla is Big Bass Heaven. My brother and I know for a fact that there are huge bass waiting to be fed the right ingredient in this lake. We have hooked on to a few 4-5 plus pounders out there. The weather, however, has, in my opions, been holding us back a little bit! The water temp is pretty good this time of year. But the mornings have been a little to cold to get the bass active enough. Weve caught them off top water buzz baits, a wide variety of plastics, jigs and live bait! We've tried it all, and it all seems to work. Weve been waiting for them bass to really start spawning though. The water temp just doesn't stay constant enough to get the bass going. Instead of catching 4-5 bass, once they start spawing, we'll be lokking at catching 15-20 bass. Come on SUnshine!!!

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Contact Information:
Aquilla Dam & Lake, P.O. Box 5038 LPS , CLIFTON, TX, 76634-5038, Phone: 254-694-3189

Additional Information:
Prairies & Lakes - The Prairies and Lakes region covers a large portion of northeast and central Texas, including the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This region features numerous large lakes and more state parks than any other region in the state.
Texas Lakes and Reservoirs - The sites listed here range from small natural lakes to huge man-made reservoirs. These lakes and reservoirs are scattered throughout Texas.

Aquilla Dam & Lake - Official site of Aquilla Dam & Lake


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