Brigitte Thompson has been a realtor in Austin, TX, since 2007. Enjoys cooking and writing blogs about Texas.
Lake Belton TX
In this article:
- U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
- Campground Locations
- Boat Ramp Locations
- BLORA (Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area)
- Fort Hood Nature in Lights
- Lake View Homes
- Links to Helpful Information-RV sites, public boat ramps
Lake Belton construction began January 1949 and was completed in 1954. Belton Lake is located on the Leon River, about 8 miles west of Temple TX and 3 miles north of the city of Belton TX. The lake covers 12,300 acres.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District welcomes you to Belton Lake, located in Belton, TX. ."Our Mission: Provide flood risk management, supply water and offer recreational opportunities to the Temple/ Belton areas, and to offer some of the best fishing, camping and boating (boat safety) in Central TX."
The Corp of Engineers offers and maintains five Camping parks.
Photos of Lake Belton TX
Camping and RV Parks at Belton Lake TX
Cedar Ridge has 68 single sites, 1 double site, and 8 screen shelters, with water and electrical hookups. Facilities include restrooms, showers, dump station, boat ramps, playground, laundry mat, and beach area.
From Interstate 35 in Temple, TX. Take State Highway 36 west towards Gatesville TX. Turn left on Cedar Ridge Park Road and continue into the park and campground area.
CEDAR RIDGE (TX)
3790 Cedar Ridge Park Rd.
Temple TX 76502
Westcliff Park has 27 single sites with water and electrical hookups, and 4 primitive sites. Facilities included restrooms with showers, dump station, boat ramp, and beach area.
From Interstate 35 in Belton, TX take the 294 exit (6th Avenue or Farm-to-Market Road 93) west. Turn north onto 317 (Main Street) and drive for two miles. Turn west on FM 439 (Lake Road) and go four miles. Turn right on Sparta Road, then take a right on Westcliff Park Road to the park.
4200 Westcliff Rd
BELTON. TX 76513
Live Oak Ridge Park has 48 sites open to RV or tent camping, with water and electric hook-ups with covered tables and grill. Facilities include restrooms with showers, washer and dryer, boat ramps with courtesy loading dock, and playgrounds.
From Interstate 35, take Farm-to-Market Road 2305 (West Adams Ave.) west. Drive for nine miles and turn left on Farm-to-Market Road 2271 (Morgan's Point Road). Go two miles to the park entrance. The campground is adjacent to the Belton Dam and spillway.
LIVE OAK RIDGE
2000 FM 2271
BELTON TX 76513
White Flint Park has 13 campsites with water and electrical hookups, covered table with grills.
From Interstate 35 in Temple, TX take State Highway 36 west towards Gatesville TX. Just after crossing the Leon River bridge, turn right on White Flint Park Road and follow it to the park and campground entrance.
WHITE FLINT PARK
10718 White Flint Park Road
Moody TX 76557
Winkler Park- This Park has 14 sites for tent or RV camping with water hookups and a covered table. There is a restroom with showers for semi-primitive camping. The sites have a paved back in pad that will accommodate up to a 35' RV.
From Interstate 35 in Temple, TX take State Highway 53/36 west towards Gatesville TX (approximatey 10 miles). Just after Leon River Bridge, turn right on White Flint Park Road. Turn left on Winkler Park Road and follow it to the park entrance.
11740 Winkler Park Rd
Moody TX 76557
11 Boat Ramps at Belton Lake TX
Sparta Valley- This park has a 2-lane boat ramp with free access that is open 24hrs/day.
Westcliff Park- This park has a 2-lane boat ramp. This ramp is open from 6:00am-9:00pm daily.
Belton Park- This park has a 2-lane boat ramp with free access and is open 24hrs/day.
Arrowhead Point- This park has a 2-lane boat ramp with free access 24hrs/day.
Temple's Lake Park- This park has two 2-lane boat ramps. These ramps are open from 6:00am-9:00pm daily.
Roger's Park- This park has a 2-lane boat ramp with free access 24hrs/day.
Cedar Ridge Park- This park has a 2-lane boat ramp. This ramp is open from 6:00am-9:00pm daily.
Leona Park- This park has a 2-lane boat ramp with free access 24hrs/day.
White Flint Park- This park has a 2-lane boat ramp with free access 24hrs/day.
Owl Creek Park- This park has a 2-lane boat ramp with free access 24hrs/day.
Iron Bridge Park- This park has a 2-lane boat ramp with free access 24hrs/day.
Belton Lake TX Outdoor Recreation Area BLORA
Lake Activities at BLORA | Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area.
Water activity (Sierra Beach swim area, water slide, paddle boat dock, and Kid's auto Wash) hours of operation are now open 7 days per week, 1000-2000, until further notice--actual closing date of these facilities, at the end of the summer season, will depend on the daily lake water temperature reading during the months of Oct and/or November. Take a splash at BLORA.
FREE WATER SLIDES AND PADDLE BOATS:
The floating paddle boat dock offers four-seat paddle boat fun for BLORA patrons. Two 300-foot-plus water slides curve and plunge from the start tower down to the four-foot splash pool for thrills for the whole family. Both attractions are open to the public.
BLORA has covered family picnic shelters are located adjacent to the beach. The snack bar sells refreshments and features a patio deck that overlooks the beach area and beautiful Belton Lake. More than 300 family picnic sites and 143 covered picnic shelters, many with barbecue grills are scattered throughout the park.
Rent Cabins in BLORA
Rent Jet Ski’s
Go Horseback Riding in BLORA
Go Mountain Biking
Fort Hood Nature in Lights
Stop by Santa's Village at the Live Oak Pavilion
Photos with Santa, Seasonal Crafts & Wares
Homemade Cookies, Hot Chocolate & More
$5.00 per Car Load (Prices subject to change without notice).
Check out what else BLORA has to offer:
Water Fest June
BLORA Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt April
Horseback Riding at BLORA
Overnight trail rides, daily trail rides, hourly horse rides, 20-minute pony rides, plan a pony party, beginner riding lessons.
For more details on rates, location, hours of operation --- view the links below or call 254-287-2523/8303
Fishing at Lake Belton TX
Lake Belton has some fine large mouth and small mouth bass fishing. Belton also offers some great white bass, black bass, hybrid-bass; striper, crappie and catfish fishing that can be enjoyed spring, summer, and fall.
My fondest memories of Lake Belton TX
Growing up around Lake Belton is one of my favorite memories. Every weekend my parents would pack up the boat, and off we went. Launching the boat by 7:00 am and returning late in the evening, skimming across the water as the moonlight bounced off the water, as smooth as black glass. The smell of the night air, the cool breeze on your sun-kissed skin, and the sound of the engine purring as we cruised back to the dock was the perfect ending to a perfect day.
The Army Corps of Engineers designed these boat ramps with everyone's safety in mind. The boat ramps are well lighted and maintained; most have floating docks, where your family can easily board the craft.
We would ski across the lake to our favorite spot, beach or anchor the boat, grab the cooler, set up the BBQ pit and lawn chairs. My brother and his friends would fish from dawn to dusk, and I would hang out in the water soaking up the sun with my girlfriends. I still remember the smell of hamburgers and hotdogs cooking on the grill, and the sound of my parent’s laughter echoing off the canyon walls as they sat around the fire with their friends and told stories about life and the crazy things that went on in their jobs.
As an adult, I knew this was something I wanted to share with my children and so a family tradition began. We have, water-skied, tubed, fished, picnicked and camped at several of the wonderful locations on Lake Belton. Together we made great memories, our children have since grown up, and have moved away to start careers and families of their own. When my son was 15, he gave us the greatest compliment any parent could ever receive. He said, “Thanks for teaching me how to fish, to water ski, drive and pull a boat and park a camper. Because of you, I will be able to do all these things with my family one day.” And so the family tradition of a day at the lake will continue for generations to come.
I believe spending time together as a family needs to be a part of everyone's life, all too often we are caught up in the drama of our careers, and the exhaustion of trying to keep it together, we often forget the simpler things in life.
Belton Lake has many things to offer from fishing docs, campgrounds for tents and campers/RV's. There are fantastic parks, with picnic tables, shade trees, pavilions, playscapes, public beaches located in BLORA and Temple Lake Park, nature trails and more.
In this article, I hope you will find great information on things to do and see on Lake Belton, Texas.
Directions to Belton Lake TX
What are your favorite lake activities
- Westcliff RV Park Belton Lake TX Camping Boating Fishing Near Killeen Texas
Westcliff RV Park in Belton Texas 31 Campsites, with a 2 lane boat Ramp. Several campsites offer lake access. Boating Fishing, hiking, camping on Lake Belton Tx
© 2010 Brigitte Thompson
Brigitte Thompson (author) from Austin, TX on August 21, 2017:
Brigitte Thompson (author) from Austin, TX on March 16, 2011:
Yes it is a nice lake, not too much boat traffic. Can cruise the water safely
charis007 on March 16, 2011:
Looks like this is a nice family lake.
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Hammerj from Cebu City on October 30, 2010:
very nice topic...informative