for the good folks who live or play at Lake Sweetwater

Lake Sweetwater, Texas. 18 July 2013.  Lake Sweetwater has dropped to 22 feet below the spillway after four years of drought and semi-drought.   The lake is still full of catfish and twenty five inch bass but getting to them in a boat is risky due to the drying out of the public launch ramp.  Shoreline fishing is still easily accessible all along the public shore starting at the bait shop, then running West along the dam, then South along the spillway approach, and then West around the bend and on  past the swimming beach.  The bait shop is open, as is the golf course, the public swimming beach, and the camping area below the dam.

Lake Sweetwater is owned and operated by the nearby city of Sweetwater, Texas.  The lake capacity is 4.5 billion gallons.  The widest distance across the lake is about 7,000 feet, and when it is full it covers about 760 acres.  The dam is 350 feet wide at its base and seventy feet high at its highest point, with a twenty-foot closed roadway across its top.


Welcome Friends of Old Lake Sweetwater!

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