A haven for nature lovers!

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 providing an additional 20,000 acre-feet of water.

The Lake Waco Wetlands was created to mitigate the habitat loss when Lake Waco was raised by those seven feet. With the addition of the Research and Education Center, it has grown to become an important living laboratory for research, education and recreation. Click here to request a brochure.

Latest News & Info

Attention: All Lake Waco Wetland trails and walkways open! The Education Building will remain closed until further notice. Please practice social distancing!

NEW VIDEOS - Check out our two new videos about sampling macroinvertebrates and water at the wetlands!