Baylor University
Lake Waco Wetlands
Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Educational Resources


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Address: Lake Waco Wetlands Research and Education Center
1752 Eichelberger Crossing Road
Phone: (254) 848-9654

Map to the Wetlands

In 1998, the Waco City Council voted to increase the Lake Waco Pool by seven feet, providing over 20,177 acre4/feet more water. This decision guaranteed Lake Waco had sufficient drinking water to supply most of Central Texas. As a result, the City of Waco, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Fish & Wildlife Service began constructing a 180-acre wetland on Lake Waco as partial fulfillment of replacing habitat that will be lost when the lake is raised.

This project is unique - there are three other wetlands within 150 miles of Central Texas but none provide the combination of public access, providing research opportunities and having the diversity of native plants at the Lake Waco Wetlands.

Directions: Lake Waco Wetlands