Lake Limestone: The Brazos Basin's Hidden Treasure

Located on the Navasota River in Limestone, Robertson and Leon counties, Lake Limestone is the second largest of the Brazos River Authority (BRA) lakes. Built in 1978 by the Authority as a water supply reservoir, the lake provides outstanding fishing and is home to a pair of bald eagles that may be seen near the dam on a regular basis.



There are four public access areas located around the 12,680-acre lake. Each area has picnic tables, restrooms and security lighting in all parking areas. With the exception of the park at the Sterling Robertson Dam, each area offers overnight camping for those who want to enjoy the lake for more than a day. Camping is free, so bring your supplies, food and drinking water and you’re set for a great getaway at Lake Limestone.

If you’re having a family and friends gathering, BRA’s park at the dam and the park in Leon County offer group facilities, making it the perfect locale to spend time together.


Water Activities

Fishing is one of the most popular activities at Lake Limestone. Over the years, anglers from all over have flocked to this fishing hot spot to hook a great catch. Recognized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as one of the best fishing lakes in Central Texas, Lake Limestone is home to schools of largemouth bass, crappie, white bass, catfish and both native and Florida strains of bass. Try your line at the courtesy docks and fishing piers at one of the BRA parks along the shore.

Whether you prefer to paddle along the lake or cruise the coves in a boat, getting on the water will be an easy task with each park offering free boat ramps to visitors.

You can create a day full, or even a week full, of memories with your family at Lake Limestone without having to worry about your budget. Complimentary maps of Lake Limestone are available at the lake office on Sterling Robertson Dam Road or by contacting the BRA Public Information Office here.


Educational Fun

History buffs and parents who want their kids to continue having learning experiences throughout the summer can step back in time by visiting Old Fort Parker.

This park, located just north of Lake Limestone, gives visitors the opportunity to experience life in the 1830s. The site is the location of the infamous Comanche attack on the area settlers. Here you will learn the story of the attack and the capture of the Cynthia Ann Parker, who eventually adapted to the Comanche way of life and became the mother of the last great Comanche chief, Quanah Parker.

If you want to take a break from exploring the replica stockade fort and cabins, you can take advantage of the picnic areas, fire rings and primitive camping. For information about the park, fees and hours, visit the Old Fort Parker Preservation in Limestone County by clicking here.

For additional information on Lake Limestone, please contact the BRA Public Information office at 888-922-6272.