Gulf Coast
Addicks Reservoir
Addicks Reservoir Information:
Construction on the Addicks Reservoir dam on South Mayde Creek began in 1946 and was completed in 1948. The Dam is located a mile east of the community of Addicks, Texas. The adjacent Barker Reservoir was completed in 1945. Both lie within the boundaries of Houston, 17 miles from downtown. Both are potential water storage lakes designed to protect Houston from the downstream flooding by Buffalo Bayou, and are used as parkland. The Addicks watershed includes Bear Creek, Horsepen Creek, Langham Creek and South Mayde Creek. Much of the land around the reservoirs is undeveloped. Bear Creek Pioneer Park is located on the Addicks Reservoir. Parkland habitat consists of open land, woodland, and wetlands which support abundant wildlife. Both reservoir areas feature many miles of trails. Grazing land is available. Addicks Reservoir is bounded by North Eldridge Parkway, Patterson Road, Clay Road and SH 6. It is located north of the Barker Reservoir. The reservoirs are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.1042 Hwy 6 South, Houston, 77077.  (281) 497-0740.  
Addicks Reservoir Location Map  
Addicks Reservoir Current Lake Level
South Mayde Creek:
The creek rises four miles north of Katy in north Harris County and flows southeast for 16 miles to its mouth on Buffalo Bayou. 
Addicks Reservoir Visitor Center:
Visitor Center amenities include fishing, a trail and exercise equipment. This center is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and is located at 1042 SH 6 South, 77077. (281) 497-0740.  Map