Lake Limestone

“Best Keep Secret in Texas”

Lake Limestone, Texas

Photo provided courtesy of Judah Morford

Lake Limestone is located 20 miles southeast of Groesbeck in Leon, Limestone and Robertson Counties. On upper Navasota River, impounded by Sterling C. Robertson Dam, built by Brazos River Authority in 1978, Lake Limestone’s normal surface area is 12,680 acres, and is approximately 16 mileslong, but lake level is variable depending on rainfall and water use. Major water customers are Texas utilities generating plants. Lake Limestone is for public use for all types of water recreational swimming, boating, riding jet skis, tubing and fishing.  Recreational facilities include boat ramps. Lake Limestone offers some of the best fishing of any central Texas lake.  Because it is located off the beaten path, anglers will find they have little competition, particularly during the week. Solitude and good fishing for many species combine to make Lake Limestone a winner. Spring is the best time to catch good numbers of quality size largemouth bass, but these fish can be caught year round. Three catfish species are present: blue, channel, and flathead, with channel catfish being the most common. Crappie and white bass fishing can be fine in spring when these species spawn.  It has as irregular sloping shoreline, flooded timer, brush, and an abundance and variety of aquatic plants which supply good fish habitat and offers anglers plenty of diverse cover to fish. Numerous boat houses and docks off additional cover.  The water quality is good with maximum of 42 feet deep.  The Lake is controlled by the Brazos River Authority  Average water level variance is 1 -2 feet.  Boat docks are permitted.  Approximately 1 hr. from Bryan/College Station, 1 hr. 20min to Waco,  2 hrs. from Dallas and Houston.

Lake Level Websites – to check the lake level here are  websites:

Texas Water Development Board

USGS Water Resources

US Army Corps of Engineers

 Brazos River Authority Website –

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Map of Lake Limestone –

Map of Lake Limestone, Texas

Information & Map provided by Brazos River Authority and Texas Parks & Wildlife