Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir
Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir was constructed to provide flood risk management, supply water and offer recreational opportunities to the Salado/Belton area, and offers some of the best fishing, camping, and boating in Texas. Construction of Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began June 11, 1962 and was completed in July 1968. Historical sites include the Stage Coach Inn in nearby Salado. Stillhouse Hollow Lake is located near the Fort Hood Army Base, which has several points of interest for the military buff. Tour Chalk Ride Falls Environmental Learning Center located below Stillhouse Hollow Dam. The center includes a hiking trail along the Lampasas River, a spring feed creek with a waterfall, and several wildlife viewing points.
Stillhouse Park has a four lane concrete boatramp that is located adjacent to the marina. A loading dock is provided to board your boat. A Marina is located at Stillhouse Park off Simmons Rd.
Please contact the park for information on bike trails.
Union Grove Park and Dana Peak Park are the two developed campgrounds at Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir. Union Grove Park has 37 campsites and Dana Peak Park has 25 campsites. Each campground offers RV and tent camping with water and electric hook-ups at all sites. Other amenities include showers, restrooms, swimming beaches, fishing docks, and boat ramps.
Bank fishing is allowed around the lake except in restricted areas, swim beaches and boat ramps. There is a free fishing dock at the entrance to Dana Peak Park. There is also a fishing dock in Union Grove Park with the cost of day use area fee. Stillhouse Marina in Stillhouse Park also provides fishing facilities for a cost. Please remember not to use the courtsey docks at the boat ramps as they are for loading and unloading boats only.
There are two hiking trails, Dana Peak Trail and Chalk Ridge Falls Enviromental Learning Center. Dana Peak Trail is located on Dana Peak Road before the main entrance to the park. This trail is designed for hiking, biking or equestrian use. Camping is NOT allowed in this area. This is a free area that is open during daylight hours round.Use caution in this area, some of the trails have been damaged due to a 2007 flood. Chalk Ridge Falls Environmental Learning Center trail is located below the Stillhouse Hollow Lake Dam. This is a free area that is open from 8 a.m. to sunset. Dogs, glass containers, alcoholic beverages, bicycles or firearms are not allowed in the park. There is approximately five miles of hiking trail in this area. Use caution in this area, some of the bridges and trails have been damaged due to the 2007 flood. No camping is allowed in this area.
Please contact the park for information on horseback riding.
Hunting is allowed for dove, quail, and waterfowl from September 1 through the end of goose season as published in the Texas Outdoor Annual for this county. Contact reservoir office for more information.
Stillhouse Park- This park has 38 picnic sites that are located in the beach area with water access from each site as well as access to the swimming beach and a playground for the kids. Open March 1 thru December 1.
Union Grove Park - This park offers RV and tent camping with water and electric hook-ups available at all sites. There are a total of 37 campsites; 7 are tent only, 4 are pull through, 2 are double sites and the remainder will accommodate tents, trailers and RV's. In addition to the campsites, three screen shelters are available for people without camping equipment. This park also has restroom facilities with hot showers, a swimming beach, fishing dock, playground and a four lane concrete boat ramp.
Dana Peak Park - This Park offers both RV and tent camping with water and electric hook-ups available at all sites. This Park has a total of 25 campsites ( 5 tent only, 2 pull through, 3 doubles), and the remainder will accommodate tents and RV's.
Swimming is permitted.
From Belton, Texas, drive 5 miles southwest on US 190, then 4 miles left on FM 1670.