This 3,020 surface acre lake is located on Aquilla and Hackberry Creeks. TPWD warns that both the Hackberry and Aquilla Creek arms are loaded with standing timber and brush. When navigating up the creek arms of the lake, watch for large tree stumps under the water. The main lake pool close to the dam is mostly clear of timber. The lake was impounded in 1982. Maximum lake depth is 59.9 feet. Lake facilities include a fishing pier and boat ramps. The lake is located off FM 1947, FM 1534, and Pattons Mill Road. From Hillsboro go West on SH 22 (W. Elm Street) and then turn left at Peoria on FM 1947. Or, from Hillsboro, go south on IH-35, then turn right on Pattons Mill Road and drive towards Vaughan. Current Lake Level
The creek rises near Parker, Texas in southern Johnson County and flows south for 50 miles to its mouth on the Brazos River 10 miles northwest of Waco, Texas. The creek is dammed to form Aquilla Lake, 3 miles from Aquilla, Texas. Below the lake the creek flows into McLennan County, 6 miles south of Aquilla.
The creek rises 2 miles west of Itasca, Texas in northeastern Hill County and flows southwest for 24 miles to its mouth on Aquilla Lake, 10 miles southwest of Hillsboro, Texas. The stream originally emptied into Aquilla Creek six miles southwest of Hillsboro, but its course was interrupted by the lake's construction.
From Hillsboro go West on SH 22 (W. Elm Street) and then turn left at Peoria on FM 1947. Or, from Hillsboro, go south on IH-35, then turn right on Pattons Mill Road and drive towards Vaughan.