Aquilla Dam & Lake

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Aquilla Dam & Lake


(254) 622-3332

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Aquilla Lake, located near the town of Aquilla, Texas was completed in 1983. This 3,280 acre lake is located on Aquilla and Hackberry Creeks in Hill County. Aquilla Lake supplies water to the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, provides flood control for the Fort Worth area, and offers some of the best fishing in Texas.

Map of Aquilla Dam & Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 31.913491, -97.208619



  • Boating

    Some of the best boating in Texas is offered here.

  • Fishing

    Popular sports fish at Aquilla Lake are largemouth bass, crappie, blue catfish, channel catfish, white bass. A Texas state fishing license is required. Two boat ramps are available at Aquilla Lake. However, boaters are urged to watch for stumps and brush while navigating the Hackberry and Aquilla Creek arms of the lake.

  • Hunting

    Hunting for dove, squirrel, rabbit, waterfowl, turkey, feral hog, and deer is allowed at Aquilla Lake. Deer hunting if archery only. All other game may be hunted using shotguns; however, no shot larger than #2 may be used or carried. The State of Texas sets the bag limits and seasons. However, the Corps of Engineers may further restrict any of the above in an effort to better manage the resources. Corps hunting permits are issued at individual lake offices and are valid only at the lake where issued. Hunters are advised to call or write to Corps lake offices to obtain hunting information, maps, and permit applications.

  • Water Sports

    Please contact the park for information on water sports.



From Hillsboro, go 5 miles south on I-35, then 6 miles west on FM 310.

Phone Numbers


(254) 622-3332