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Twin Buttes Reservoir
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Twin Buttes Reservoir Information:
The 9,080 surface acre Twin Buttes Reservoir was impounded on the Middle and South Concho Rivers in 1963. It has a maximum depth of 46 feet. Lake Nasworthy and Twin Buttes Reservoir are connected by an equalization channel. In 2010, the San Angelo Parks Department assumed the responsibility for the administration and operation of the parkland at Twin Buttes Reservoir. All the property around Twin Buttes is accessible by foot, bicycle and horseback. The San Angelo Police Department patrols the lake. Camping is permitted at Marina Park. All gates into and around Twin Buttes Reservoir are locked after a rainfall to prevent damage to the dirt roads. If you become locked within the property or want to report vandalism, call the San Angelo Police Department’s non-emergency dispatch number at (325) 481-2750. For information on gate locking/opening status, follow @CityofSanAngelo (Twitter) and Facebook sites. Camping is permitted at Marina Park. Park entry fees apply seasonally. Twin Buttes Reservoir is located west of Lake Nasworthy and southwest of San Angelo on the south side of U.S. 67.
Twin Buttes Reservoir Location Map 
Current Twin Buttes Reservoir Lake Level 
Twin Buttes Reservoir TPWD Public Access Facilities Map    
Twin Buttes Reservoir Gates & Fences Map
Twin Buttes Reservoir Hunting Map
Twin Buttes Reservoir Hunting Compartments Map
San Texas Angelo Clear Sky Chart 
 
Concho River:
The Concho River rises in three branches known as the North Concho, the Middle Concho, and the South Concho. The North Concho, the main branch and a perennial stream, originates two miles north of the Glasscock County line in southern Howard County and flows southeast for eighty-eight miles across Glasscock, Sterling, Coke, and Tom Green Counties to its confluence with the South and Middle Concho rivers, a mile north of Goodfellow Air Force Base near San Angelo, Texas. The three forks become known as the Concho River at this juncture. The O. C. Fisher Dam forming O. C. Fisher Lake was completed on the North Concho in 1951. The Middle Concho rises in southern Sterling County and flows south and then east to Twin Buttes Reservoir southwest of San Angelo, and then flows to its mouth on Lake Nasworthy on the southwest side of San Angelo. The South Concho arises half a mile east of U.S. Highway 277 in central Schleicher County and flows north for thirty-six miles through the Twin Buttes Reservoir and Lake Nasworthy to its confluence with the North Concho River. The consolidated Concho River flows east for fifty-eight miles across Tom Green and Concho Counties to its mouth on the Colorado River, one-half mile west of the Coleman County line, and one mile south of the Runnels County line in eastern Concho County, east of Paint Rock. Paint Rock is located on the Concho River proper. The Simon W. Freeze Dam forming the O.H. Ivie Reservoir is located on the Colorado River, 16 miles below the confluence of the Colorado and Concho Rivers.  
Concho River Watershed Map 
North Concho River Fish Stocking History 
South Concho River Fish Stocking History
 
Twin Buttes Boat Ramp:
Amenities include a one lane concrete boat ramp, courtesy docks, parking, picnicking and primitive camping. This site is managed by the City of San Angelo, and is located 12 miles southwest of San Angelo, and south of U.S. 67 on Twin Buttes Marina Park Road.(325) 657-4450.
 
12 Mile Boat Ramp:
Amenities include a one lane concrete boat ramp, a courtesy dock, picnic areas and primitive camping. Open year round; no fees apply. The boat ramp is located 12 miles southwest of San Angelo off U.S. 67 on Twin Buttes Marina Park Road. (325) 657-4450.
 
Equalization Channel Park:
Amenities include a two lane concrete boat ramp, a courtesy dock, picnic areas and primitive camping. Open year round; no fees apply. The park is located 3 miles west of southwest of San Angelo off Knickerbocker Road. (325) 657-4450.
 
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 Updateson Currently Scheduled Workshops. (512) 389-8903.  Calendar
 
Birding - Heart of Texas West Birding Trail:
Concho Loop: San Angelo, Big Lake, Barnhart, Tankersley, Christoval, Paint Rock
Texas Bird Checklist with Photos
Bird Checklist for High Plains & Rolling Plains of Texas
Tom Green County Bird Checklist with Photos
Irion County Bird Checklist with Photos
 
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.
 
Camping Twin Buttes Reservoir:
Primitive camping is permitted. There are no water or electric hookups in the Twin Buttes Reservoir parks. Ground fires are prohibited. Camping permits may be purchased at the park entry gates on holidays and Sat-Sun, 8am-8pm. At other times they may be purchased from Spring Creek Marina.
 
Fishing Twin Buttes Reservoir:
Predominant fish species include largemouth bass, white fish, channel, flathead and blue catfish, and white crappie.Commercial maps may be available at sporting goods and tackle stores.
Current Twin Buttes Reservoir Lake Level 
Current Twin Buttes Reservoir  Survey Report 
Twin Buttes Reservoir Fish Body Records 
Twin Buttes Reservoir Fish Stocking History
 
TPWD Inland Fisheries Regional Office Certified Scales:
(915) 651-4846. 3407 B S. Chadbourne Street, San Angelo, Texas 76903.
 
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
 
Hunting Twin Buttes Reservoir:
Hunting is by shotgun and bow and arrow. No other firearms may be fired at Twin Buttes. Game species include white-tailed deer, dove, and waterfowl. All feeders and blinds used must be carried out the same day. All gates into and around Twin Buttes Reservoir are locked after a rainfall to prevent damage to the dirt roads. If you become locked within the property or want to report vandalism, call the San Angelo Police Department’s non-emergency dispatch number at (325) 481-2750. For information on gate locking/opening status, follow @CityofSanAngelo (Twitter) and Facebook sites. (325) 481-2621.
Twin Buttes Reservoir Hunting Map
Twin Buttes Reservoir Hunting Compartments Map 
2016-2017 Twin Buttes Reservoir Hunting Information
 
Hunt Texas Online Connection:
More than 95% of Texas land is privately owned, making it hard for hunters to find affordable hunting opportunities. The Texas Parks and Wildlife has a huge public hunting program, and has developed a new service to help hunters find hunting places. This new service is provided free by the TPWD. It allows landowners to list available hunting leases or spots that have opened up, and allows hunters to find private hunting leases according to their preferences. 
                      
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