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County
Crosby
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Panhandle Plains
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White River Reservoir
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White River Reservoir Information:
The loan to construct the Al O’Brien Dam and resulting reservoir was approved in January 1960. The approximately 2,200 surface acre White River Reservoir was impounded on the White River, a tributary of the Salt Fork of the Brazos River, in 1965. Total cost of construction was $3.3 million dollars. It has a maximum depth of 65 feet, and approximately 25 miles of shoreline. Lake amenities include picnic areas, four campgrounds, two RV areas, restrooms, boat ramps, a fishing house, a fish cleaning station, and a marina. The lake is managed by the White Water Municipal Water Authority whose member cities include Crosbyton, Post, Ralls, and Spur, Texas. The lake is in Crosby County on FM 2794 in the southeast corner of Crosby County, 21 miles south of Crosbyton, and 12 miles west of Spur, Texas.
Current White River Reservoir Level
White River Reservoir TPWD Public Access Facilities Map
 
White River:
The White River is an intermittent stream and a tributary of the Brazos River. It rises 8 miles west of Floydada in southwestern Floyd County at the confluence of Callahan and Running Water Draws. It runs southeast for 62 miles to its mouth on the Salt Fork of the Brazos River in northwestern Kent County. The river runs through Blanco Canyon, which it carved as it descends from the Llano Estacado. On October 9, 1871, Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie fought Quanah Park in the Battle of Blanco Canyon on the river.  White River Fish Stocking History 
 
White River Marina:
Amenities include vehicle gas, a 4 lane boat ramp with parking for 30 vehicles, a gas dock, a heated and air conditioned crappie house, a boat dock, wet and dry boat storage, an RV park with water and electric hookups, a dump station, a store selling groceries, fishing licenses, bait and tackle, and boat accessories, and a grill offering a short order menu, and serving Friday night fried catfish. The boat ramp is open year round; a launch fee applies. The store is open Sun, 8am-7pm; Mon-Thu, 8am-6pm; Fri, 8am-9pm, Sat, 8am-8pm. The grill is open Sun, 8am-8:30pm; Mon-Thu, 8am-2pm; Fri-Sat, 8am-9:30pm. The marina is operated by the White River Municipal Water District. (806) 263-4244. The marina is located at 261 Marina Road, Spur, 79370.The marina is located off FM 2794 on the west side of the lake, 21 miles south of Crosbyton, 12 miles west of Spur and 28 miles north of Post, Texas.
 
Campground, Campground #1:
Amenities include 10 RV or tent campsites, a swimming area, and restrooms. The maximum length of RVs is 25 feet. (806) 263-4240. From U.S. 82, go south on FM 651 for 13.5 miles. Go east on FM 2794 for 8.6 miles to the lake.
 
Campground, Campground #2:
Amenities include 25 RV or tent campsites, lake swimming, restrooms, and boat ramps. 10 campsites have electric and water hookups. The maximum length of RVs is 25 feet. (806) 263-4240. From U.S. 82, go south on FM 651 for 13.5 miles. Take FM 2794 east for 8.6 miles. Go 1.5 miles northeast on the local road to the campground.
 
Campground, Campground #3:
Amenities include 25 RV or tent campsites, lake swimming, restrooms, and a boat ramp. The maximum length of RVs is 25 feet. (806) 263-4240. From U.S. 82, go south on FM 651 for 13.5 miles. Take FM 2794 east for 7.2 miles. Take the lake road north to the campgrounds.
 
Campground, Campground #4:
This campground offers primitive camping and lake swimming. (806) 263-4240. From U.S. 82, go south on FM 651 for 13.5 miles. Take FM 2794 east for 7.2 miles. Take the lake road north, 5 miles past Campground #3.
 
River Crest Road Boat Ramp:
Amenities include two 1 lane boat ramps with parking for ten vehicles, picnic areas and camping. Open year round, a launch fee applies. This ramp is operated by the White River Municipal Water District.(806) 263-4240. The ramp is located on the east side of the lake. From FM 2794, exit on CR 245. Turn on River Crest Road and drive to the boat ramp.  
 
Texas Wildflowers:
Due to budget constraints, TX-DOT no longer maintains a website offering spring wildflower sightings. Information is available at the Texas Highways Magazine.
 
Birding Crosby County:
Texas Birds Checklist
Bird Checklist for the High Plains & Rolling Red Plains of Texas, Region 2
 
Fishing White River Lake:
Predominant fish species include largemouth bass, white bass, channel and flathead catfish, white crappie, walleye and sunfish. A general information map is available from the White River Municipal Water District (806) 263-4240 or the Marina (806) 263-4244.
Current White River Reservoir Lake Level 
Current White River Reservoir Survey Report 
White River Reservoir Fish Body Records 
White River Reservoir Fish Stocking History  
Current White River Reservoir Fishing Report
 
ShareLunker Program, Largemouth Bass:
The ShareLunker program began in 1986 as a way to improve Texas’ largemouth bass population by selectively breeding trophy fish. It is limited to largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more. Fish must be weighted on certified or legal for trade scales. Possession of the live fish must be transferred to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department representative within 12 hours after capture. Since the program’s inception, more than 400 largemouth bass have been donated from 55 public reservoirs and more than a dozen private lakes. As the program grew it became apparent that a new fish hatchery that was specifically tailored to the program was needed. Specifications called for the facility to be built within 50 miles of Lake Fork, because the majority of big fish are caught there. In 1998 the Edwin L. Cox, Jr., Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas was completed. Call (903) 681-0550. 24 hour pager: 1-888-784-0600.   Official Weigh and Holding Stations
 
Learn to Camp at Texas Parks & Wildlife State Parks' Outdoor Family Camping Workshops:
Theseworkshops are family camping sessions designed to teach camping skills to those who do not know how to camp; everything is provided from tent to broom. Gear includes a coffee pot, dishes, cooking pots, a camp stove, a battery operated fan and lantern, air mattresses, and a tent. Basic skills taught include pitching a tent, making a campfire, cooking on a propane camp stove, geocaching and using a GPS. Wildlife viewing, fishing and kayaking are available depending on the park and its facilities. After making reservations, families will be sent a packet of information which includes a grocery list. Those interested in this program may sign up for E-Mail Updates on Currently Scheduled Workshops. (512) 389-8903. Calendar