(254) 848-9654 Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – Noon alternating Saturdays. Closed on Saturdays that feature special events
The Lake Waco Wetlands is an environmental project that began construction in 2001 to mitigate the loss of habitat from the raising of Lake Waco by seven feet. Located at the upper end of Lake Waco along the North Bosque River, this 180-acre site provides habitat to numerous aquatic plants, insects reptiles, mammals, amphibians as well as many migratory birds. Another valuable attribute to the wetlands is its ability to help improve water quality.
Some of the most popular features to the wetland are the nursery area and bird watching. This six-acre nursery area features two types of water lily, bulrush, pickerelweed, duck potato and various other aquatic plants. To date, the local Audubon Society has documented over 180 different species of birds.
One unique aspect of Lake Waco Wetlands is the educational experience it provides to schools, tour groups and citizens. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the importance of wetlands. Aquariums are set-up to display wetland plants and other wetland fauna such as fish and insects.
Other wetland features include an ADA walkway, observation platforms, a walking path and special events.