Abilene News

4th of July Boat Parade Winners


Date: 7/5/2016

Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3

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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Iconic Boat Brands To Come Under Same Ownership

BassPro Shops

Date: 12/11/2014

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Bass Pro Group announced today an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity. The agreement combines popular fishing boat brands that are recognized internationally. It also

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USACE Reopens Sawnee Campground

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Date: 2/15/2014

Release no. 13-033ContactLisa Parker251-690-2505lisa.a.parker@usace.army.milMOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District will be opening Sawnee Campground on Lake Sidney Lanier on September 20, 2013 until March 23, 2014 on a first-come, first served basis. Campers will have the opportunity to

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Corps Continues Enforcement of Timber Trespass, Tree Removal


Date: 12/1/2013

By ernest Noe, Chief Ranger Did you know that it is illegal to remove trees from public lands surrounding Lake Lanier? It’s just like going on your neighbor’s property and cutting down trees. The US Army Corps of

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• 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


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(325) 572-3204


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