Stillhouse Hollow Lake, TX

Stillhouse Hollow Lake, Texas

Stillhouse Hollow Lake is an extremely clear and deep reservoir with a maximum depth of 107 feet and a surface area of 6,429 acres. The main lake area is dominated by steep rocky shoreline with limited amounts of standing timber. Stillhouse Hollow Lake offers a wide variety of recreation including: camping, water recreation, nature trails, hike/bike/equestrian trail, picnic facilities, pavilions for large groups, hunting, fishing, and an environmental learning center. Stillhouse Hollow Lake is located near the Fort Hood Army Base, which has several points of interest for the military buff.

Cities Near Stillhouse Hollow Lake

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Fishingmore

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Fishing
Stillhouse Hollow Lake FishingLargemouth bass is the most abundant sportfish in the reservoir, although there is also a good population of smallmouth bass. Fair to good populations of channel catfish are also available.

Stillhouse Hollow is an extremely clear and deep reservoir. The main lake area is dominated by steep rocky shoreline with limited amounts of standing timber. There are also numerous beds of hydrilla in the lower lake. The upper lake and river areas are slightly stained with numerous laydowns, brushpiles, and standing timber.

Largemouth bass fishing is best during spring and fall when water temperatures range from the mid-50s to the mid-70s. At first light, topwater baits fished on rocky points or over hydrilla beds can be good. Later in the day, drop a heavy jig or large worm into matted hydrilla in 5'-15' of water. Smallmouth bass can be good year round. Topwaters and crankbaits fished around rocky points and riprap can be very productive. Channel catfish can be caught throughout the year. Drift fishing with shad across the flats is usually good. Trotlining is best in the upper lake. Flathead catfish are most often caught by trotliners using live sunfish on the upper lake. Crappie are caught most often in cedar bushes and other submerged brushpiles. White bass fishing is best in early spring during the spawn which occurs upriver from the lake, usually in March.

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Huntingmore

Stillhouse Lake WMA's
Designated public lands at Stillhouse Hollow Lake is open for free public hunting. These areas are shown on the lake map as Wildlife Management Areas (WMA's). Hunters must observe all Federal and State hunting laws and regulations including, but not limited to having a valid hunting license, seasons, and bag limits. A free Waterfowl Hunting Permit is required to hunt waterfowl on both Belton & Stillhouse Hollow Lakes.

The WMA's at Stillhouse Hollow Lake are open to hunting from September 1 through the end of goose season, as stated in the State Hunting & Fishing Guide Book. Hunters and observers are encouraged, and required during some seasons, to wear blaze orange when in the hunting areas. For additional information about hunting on US Army Corps of Engineers managed property, consult the US Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Hunting Guide.

You may: 1. Hunt in designated hunting areas and adjacent waters only.

2. Hunt dove, waterfowl, and quail at Stillhouse Hollow Lake.

3. Hunt using shotgun with shot no larger than #4 lead or #2 steel.

4. Hunt waterfowl with steel shot only.

5. Use temporary or natural blinds. All temporary blinds must removed at the end of each hunting trip.

6. Camp in designated park areas.

7. Operate vehicles on designated roads.

You may not:

1. Hunt outside of designated hunting areas.

2. Hunt within 600 feet of private property or designated recreation area.

3. Hunt deer or turkey.

4. Hunt, trap, or capture fur bearing and other non-game animals.

5. Use rifles, pistols, or shotguns with buckshot or slugs.

6. Engage in target practice of any type.

7. Use traps, snares, bait, or tranquilizers to take any wildlife.

8. Hunt, pursue, or harass eagles, hawks, owls, bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, or any wildlife species that is listed as endangered or threatened with extermination.

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Boatingmore

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Boat Ramps
Stillhouse Hollow Lake Boat RampsStillhouse Hollow Lake provides boat access with developed concrete ramps at five locations around the lake and a small hand launch in the Lampasas River.

Stillhouse Park - Stillhouse Park has a four lane concrete boatramp that is located adjacent to the marina. A loading dock is provided to board you boat.

Dana Peak Park - Dana Peak Park has a four lane concrete boatramp that is located on the North side of the park. A loading dock is provided to board you boat.

Union Grove - Union Grove Park has a four lane concrete boatramp that is located at the South side of the park. This is a free boatramp with access to vault restrooms and a fishing dock. A loading dock is provided to board you boat.

River's Bend Park - River's Bend Park has a four lane concrete boatramp that is located at the end of the park road. A loading dock is provided to board you boat. This is a free boatramp with access to a vault restroom and picnic tables with cookers.

Cedar Gap Park - Cedar Gap Park has a single lane concrete boatramp with access to vault restrooms. A loading dock is provided to board you boat. There currently is not a charge to use this ramp.

Gravel Crossing - Gravel Crossing Area has an unimproved hand launch site to launch small boats in the Lampasas River.

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Campingmore

Stillhouse Hollow Parks and Campgrounds
Stillhouse Hollow Parks and CampgroundsUnion 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 and a four lane concrete boatramp. Many of the sites in this park are located on the shoreline of the lake.



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, 2 mini group shelters and the remainder will accommodate tents, trailers and RV's. Many of the sites are located on the shoreline. This park has restroom facilities with hot showers, swimming beach, fishing dock and a four lane concrete boatramp. In addition to camping, Dana Peak Park provides a day-use area with 32 covered picnic tables with cookers for picnicking.

Comanche Gap Pavilion is a group facility located in Dana Peak Park near the campground. This pavilion has water, electricity for small appliances, restroom facilities with showers, barbecue pit, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits. This facility will accommodate 120 people with parking for 30 cars.

DAY USE PARKS:

Stillhouse Park - This park has 38 picnic sites with water access from each site as well as access to the swimming beach and a playground for the kids. Water is available at a central location within the picnic areas.

Island View Pavilion group facility is located in Stillhouse Park near the boatramp, Stillhouse Marina, and a restroom with showers. The pavilion has water, electricity for small appliances, a barbecue pit, sand volleyball court, and lake access. This facility will accommodate 120 people with parking for 50 vehicles.

River's Bend Park - This park has 16 picnic sites with cookers and water access, a 4-lane boatramp and vault restroom facilities. Water is available in the picnic area and near the boatramp. Currently, all facilities within this park are free of charge.

Camping Fees:

Sites with 30 amp electrical service $16.00 per night.

Camp sites with 50 amp electrical service $18.00 per night.

Double 30 amp sites $26.00 per night.

Double 50 amp sites are $32.00 per night.

"Mini group shelters" at Dana Peak $22.00 per night.

Screen Shelters at Union Grove Park $26.00 per night.

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Trailsmore

Stillhouse Hollow Hiking
Stillhouse Hollow HikingDana Peak Trail - This trail is located on Dana Peak Road before the main entrance to the park. This trail is designed for hiking, biking or equestrian use with a corral and water trough for the horses. This is a free area that is open from daylight till dark year round.

Chalk Ridge Falls Environmental Learning Center is located below the Stillhouse Hollow Lake Dam. This is a free area that is open from 8:00 am - Sunset. There is approximately 5 miles of hiking trail in this area. Dogs, glass containers, alcoholic beverages, bicycles or firearms are not allowed in the park.

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Equestrianmore

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Horse Trail
Stillhouse Hollow Lake Horse TrailDana Peak Trail at Stillhouse Hollow Lake is located on Dana Peak Road before the main entrance to the park. This trail is designed for hiking, biking or equestrian use with a corral and water trough for the horses. This is a free area that is open from daylight till dark year round.

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Map

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Information

Location: From Belton, 5 mi SW on US 190, 4 mi left on FM 1670

Contact: 254-939-2461

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