- Lake Georgetown
lake_name = Lake Georgetown
image_lake = Lake_georgetown_texas_0001.jpg
caption_lake = View from the Good Water Trail
Williamson County, Texas
basin_countries= United States
coords = coord|30|40.0|N|97|43.4|W|type:waterbody_region:US-TX|display=inline,title
inflow = San Gabriel River
outflow = San Gabriel River
area = convert|11297|acre|km2|2|abbr=on
max-depth = convert|85|ft|m|abbr=on
elevation = convert|791|ft|m|abbr=on
Lake Georgetown is a
reservoiron the north fork of the San Gabriel River in central Texasin the United States. Lake Georgetown is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineersreservoir formed on the San Gabriel by the North San Gabriel Dam, which is located about three miles west of Georgetown, Texas. The dam, lake, and all adjacent property are managed by the Fort Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dam was officially completed on October 5, 1979, and serves to provide flood control for the community of Georgetown. Lake Georgetown is also a source of drinking water for Georgetown and the nearby town of Round Rock. The lake is also a popular recreational destination.
The other reservoir on the San Gabriel River is
Granger Lake, located downstream of Lake Georgetown, near Granger, Texas.
Lake Georgetown has been stocked with several species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in Lake Georgetown include
largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, white bass, striped bass, crappie, and sunfish.
In addition to maintaining the dam that creates the reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains recreational facilities at the lake. Cedar Breaks Park and Russell Park include day use areas for picnics. Cedar Break Park and Jim Hogg Park have boat ramp facilities for recreational boating. The Good Water Trail is a 16 mile (25.7 kilometer) long hiking trail that follows the entire southern side and much of the northern side of the lake. Mountain biking is allowed on the trails on the northern side of the lake.Overnight camping at both improved and primitive sites is permitted. Boating and fishing are very popular.
* [http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/georgetown/ Official Lake Georgetown web site]
* [http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/georgetown/ Lake Georgetown - Texas Parks & Wildlife]
*Handbook of Texas|id=LL/rolap|name=Lake Georgetown
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