The vision of Waco's future is how the Lake Waco Wetlands came to be. In 2000, the Waco City Council voted to increase the level of Lake Waco by seven feet. This provided an additional 20,000 acre-feet of water.
The Lake Waco Wetlands mitigates the habitat loss due to the raised lake level. The Research and Education Center adds a valuable resource to the site. This living laboratory has opportunities for research, education and recreation.
If you need access to the Research and Education Center, call (254) 848-9654 to check availability.
Pedestrian gate access to the wetland grounds is available even when the Research and Education Center is not open.