Town Bluff Dam B.A. Steinhagen Lake

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Town Bluff Dam B.A. Steinhagen Lake


(409) 429-3491

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Town Bluff Dam and B.A. Steinhagen Lake was authorized by the River and Harbor Act of 1945. Construction on the Town Bluff Dam started in March 1947; deliberate impoundment began April 1951; with completion of the dam in June 1953. The purposes of B. A. Steinhagen Lake are to re-regulate the intermittent power releases of Sam Rayburn Dam, provide head for hydroelectric power and diversion into a water supply canal, and provide some water storage. Recreational activities include camping, fishing, and birding. Four National Forests are also located in the vicinity for more recreational activities.

Map of Town Bluff Dam B.A. Steinhagen Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 30.853016, -94.195061



  • Boating

    Campers Cove Ramp, Magnolia Ridge Ramps, Sandy Creek Park Ramps, Cherokee Park Ramps, Walnut Ridge Ramp, Hen House Ridge Ramps, Beech Grove Ramp, Bevilport Ramp

  • Bicycling

    Please contact the park for information on bike trails.

  • Camping

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages three developed campgrounds (Magnolia Ridge, Sandy Creek and Campers Cove Parks; Campers Cove currently closed for renovation), 14 primitive campsites along the Angelina and Neches Rivers, and leases Martin Dies, Jr. State Park to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

  • Fishing

    Popular fish species include largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie; however, there is a variety of other species also available for those interested. The Town Bluff Project also features a Kid's Fish Pond within Magnolia Ridge Park. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulations and licenses apply at this location.

  • Hiking

    A 1/3 mile paved walking track is available at Bluffview Park.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed for dove, quail, squirrel, rabbits, waterfowl, deer, and feral hogs. Alligators may also be hunted but only in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department special hunts. Antlerless deer may be taken during archery season only. Harvesting an antlerless deer during gun season is prohibited. Hunting outside of designated hunting seasons is prohibited. Hog hunting is allowed only during deer season. Portable tree-climbing stands must be non-bark-penetrating and all stands must be removed after each day's hunt. Wearing of hunter orange is highly recommended.

  • Picnicking

    Feel free to enjoy a picnic at the scenic lake. Please do not litter.

  • Water Sports

    There are no Designated Corps of Engineers Swim Beaches on the Town Bluff Project. However, the entire lake is available for swimming except at restricted areas around boat ramps, Flood Gate structure and Powerhouse Inlet.

    The only Designated swim beach on the Project is located at Martin Dies, Jr. State Park in the Hen House Ridge Unit.



From Jasper, Texas, drive 15 miles west on US 190, then 5 miles south on FM 92.

Phone Numbers


(409) 429-3491

Campground reservations

(877) 444-6777