Abilene News

Is Your Boat’s Long Winter Nap Going Well?

BoatUS News

Date: 1/1/2023

SPRINGFIELD, VA., Jan. 24, 2022 – Storms have hammered the U.S., and many recreational boats are sleeping away the winter under a layer of ice and snow. If you store your boat outside and haven’t checked up on her lately, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has five tips for a midwinter

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What Every Boater Wants for the Holidays: 24/7 On-Water Assistance from TowBoatUS

BoatUS News

Date: 11/14/2022

Gadgets may make good holiday gifts. However, for a boater, having 24/7 on-the-water help just a call away is much better. Like belonging to an auto club for recreational boat owners, a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership provides professional on-water towing services by the TowBoatUS fleet - the nation’s largest

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What Did We Name Our Boats in 2022? Top 10 Boat Names List

BoatUS News

Date: 11/11/2022

Now that recreational boating is coming to a close in much of the country, BoatUS takes a look back at the Top 10 boat names ordered this season through its online boat graphics service and provides some commentary. Andiamo: Meaning “let’s go / we go / come on” in Italian, Andiamo remains in the

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Boat Winterizing Truth or Myth? Test Your Knowledge

BoatUS News

Date: 11/1/2022

Recreational boat owners are preparing their boats for a long winter’s nap, but sugarplums aren’t dancing in their heads. What may keep them up at night is hoping cold temperatures won’t damage their boats. Freshwater expands in volume by about 9% when it freezes and can push outward with a force of

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3 Boating Safety Tips Just Right for Fall Boating

BoatUS News

Date: 10/1/2022

Fall boating season has arrived, and with it come different types of risks that cold water and air temperatures bring. Here are three boating safety tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just right for leaf peeping season. A float plan is needed: A float plan is as simple as telling a

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What's New!

• Surface Area: 595 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 25 feet
Lake Abilene is a 595-acre impoundment located on Elm Creek, about 20-miles south of Abilene, Texas. The lake level fluctuates moderately, and is sometimes prone to long periods of dropping water levels. Lake access is available only through Abilene State Park*. Public shore fishing access is good. Boat ramps are largely unusable when the lake falls about 7-feet below the spillway level. A 4-wheel-drive vehicle is necessary to launch boats under low water conditions. Campsites are available on the main campus of Abilene State Park across FM 89.


The only access to Lake Abilene is through Abilene State Park, which is occasionally closed for wildlife management activities. Check the park web page for closure notices and dates.


Location: On Elm Creek 20 miles south of Abilene
Surface area: 595 acres
Maximum depth: 25 feet
Impounded: 1921


Conservation Pool Elevation: 2,012 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate, sometimes prone to long periods of dropping water levels
Normal Clarity: Very muddy


Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
(325) 572-3204


"Lake Abilene", Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Web. Mar-14-2016
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