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Belton-Lake is located in central Texas on the Leon River in the Brazos River Basin. It's about five miles northwest of the town of Belton. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir, Belton Lake extends into both Bell and Coryell Counties. It was originally built to provide flood control and drinking water for the town of Belton in 1954. Today, it's also a popular recreational lake. Activities include fishing, boating, camping, swimming, picnicking, and hiking. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, white bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, catfish and sunfish. Fishing tournaments are held at Belton Lake throughout the year. Bank fishing is allowed around the lake, except in restricted areas and on the swimming beaches. There are also several parks located around Belton Lake that are maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Temple's Lake Park has a swimming beach, restrooms with showers, a playground, basketball and volleyball courts and 60 picnic sites. Westcliff Park also has a swimming beach and playground and 11 picnic sites. Both modern and primitive camping is available at Belton Lake and hiking is available at Miller Springs Nature Area. It's located on FM 2271 just below the Belton Lake Dam, across from Live Oak Ridge Park. It' a day-use park, open to the public from 8:00am to sunset.

Surrounding areas: Temple, Texas (10.1 mi), Killeen, Texas (13.0 mi), Florence, Texas (26.1 mi), Georgetown, Texas (35.8 mi), Waco, Texas (36.0 mi)

Belton Lake Vacation Rentals

Belton Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Ramada Limited1102 E 2nd StBelton, TX6.1 mi.(254) 939-3745
Budget Host Inn1520 S I-35Belton, TX6.5 mi.(254) 939-0744
Hiton Garden Inn Temple1749 Scott BlvdTemple, TX9.0 mi.(254) 773-0200
Days Inn1104 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX9.1 mi.(254) 774-9223
Econo Lodge Temple1001 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX9.1 mi.(254) 771-1688
Motel 6 #0257 Temple1100 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX9.1 mi.(254) 778-0272
Best Western Inn At Scott & White2625 S 31ST StTemple, TX9.2 mi.(254) 778-5511
Comfort Suites1415 North General Bruce DrTemple, TX9.2 mi.(254) 770-0300
Stratford House Inn1602 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX9.2 mi.(254) 771-1495
Holiday Inn Express1610 W NugentTemple, TX9.3 mi.(254) 770-1100
La Quinta Inn #582 Temple1604 W Barton AveTemple, TX9.7 mi.(254) 771-2980
Temple Fairfield Inn1402 SW HK Dodgen LoopTemple, TX10.1 mi.(254) 771-3030
Temple Hampton Inn1414 SW HK Dodgen LoopTemple, TX10.1 mi.(254) 778-6700
Temple Hampton Inn1414 SWHK Dodgen LpTemple, TX10.1 mi.(254) 778-6700
Hallmark Motor Inn4500 E Central Texas ExpyKilleen, TX11.7 mi.(800) 345-9679
Holiday Inn Express Salado1991 N Stagecoach RdSalado, TX11.8 mi.(254) 947-4004
Stagecoach Inn401 S Stagecoach RdSalado, TX12.2 mi.(254) 947-5111
Super 8 Motel Of Salado290 N Robertson RdSalado, TX12.5 mi.(254) 947-5000
Comfort Suites2709 Cunningham RdKilleen, TX12.7 mi.(254) 634-5560
Best Western Killeen2709 E Business Hwy 190Killeen, TX13.0 mi.(254) 526-6651
Econo Lodge Killeen606 E Central Texas ExprwyKilleen, TX13.0 mi.(254) 634-6868
Fairfield Inn & Suites200 E Centex ExpyKilleen, TX13.0 mi.(254) 634-1142
Friendship Inn Killeen601 W Hwy 190Killeen, TX13.0 mi.(254) 526-2232
Holiday Terrace Motor Hotel1708 E Veterans Mem BlvdKilleen, TX13.0 mi.(254) 690-4141
Howard Johnson Inn803 E Central Texas ExpwyKilleen, TX13.0 mi.(254) 526-4343
Plaza Hotel Killeen1721 Central Texas ExpwyKilleen, TX13.0 mi.(254) 634-1555
Quality Inn & Suites404 South Ft Hood RdKilleen, TX13.0 mi.(254) 554-6633
Rodeway Inn Killeen517 W Veterns Memorial BlvdKilleen, TX13.0 mi.(254) 634-1001
Shilo Inn & Suites - Killeen3701 S WS Young DrKilleen, TX13.0 mi.(254) 699-0999
The Killeen Inn1100 S FT Hood StKilleen, TX13.0 mi.(254) 634-3101
Hawthorn Suites Limited of Killeen1502 E Central ExpyKilleen, TX13.3 mi.(254) 634-7795
Holiday Inn Express1602 E Central ExpyKilleen, TX13.3 mi.(254) 554-2727
Amerihost Inn2506 Trimmier RdKilleen, TX13.5 mi.(254) 554-3615
Sleep Inn & Suites700 E Central Texas ExpyKilleen, TX13.6 mi.(254) 616-2345
Candlewood Suites Killeen2300 Florence RdKilleen, TX13.7 mi.(254) 501-3990
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Killeen2401 Florence RdKilleen, TX13.7 mi.(254) 554-8899
Holiday Inn Killeen300 E Central Texas ExpyKilleen, TX13.8 mi.(254) 690-5511
Doc's One StopI-35 Access Rd & 5TH StJarrell, TX21.8 mi.(512) 746-2096
Best Western Inn And Suites321 Constitution DrCopperas Cove, TX23.3 mi.(800) 518-4406
Cactus Lodge Motel & Apartments1209 East Hwy 190Copperas Cove, TX23.3 mi.(254) 547-4271

Belton Lake Weather & Climate

Central Texas has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid, with prevailing winds from the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are mild and relatively dry. Snowfall is rare, but ice storms occur about once every two years or so. On average, central Texas receives 33.6 inches of rain per year, mostly in the spring and fall. Severe thunderstorms are also possible in the springtime. Tornadoes are a threat, especially in the springtime. Bright sunshine prevails, however, most of the time, with the area receiving nearly 2,650 hours of sun per year. The highest recorded temperature in central Texas was 112 F. on September 5, 2000. Summer highs exceed 100 degrees F. on an average of 18 days per year and exceed 90 degrees F. on 116 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 34°F 1.73 in. -
February 61°F 38°F 2.70 in. -
March 69°F 47°F 2.64 in. -
April 76°F 54°F 2.48 in. -
May 82°F 62°F 4.60 in. -
June 89°F 69°F 4.06 in. -
July 94°F 71°F 1.74 in. -
August 94°F 71°F 2.62 in. -
September 88°F 65°F 3.19 in. -
October 78°F 55°F 4.03 in. -
November 67°F 45°F 2.96 in. -
December 59°F 37°F 2.48 in. -

Belton Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Draughon Miller Central Texas Regional airport (TPL) located about 6 miles east of Belton Lake in Temple, Texas, the Waco Regional airport (ACT) located approximately 37 miles northeast of Belton Lake in Waco, Texas, the Tstc Waco airport (CNW) located roughly 43 miles northeast of Belton Lake in Waco, Texas, and finally the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located around 65 miles south of Belton Lake in Austin, Texas.

Belton Lake Attractions

Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX105.2 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX113.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Leon Valley Golf CourseBeltonTX5.1 mi.
Lakeview Golf & Country ClubHarker HeightsTX9.1 mi.
Sammons Park Golf CourseTempleTX10.3 mi.
Temple Junior College Golf CourseTempleTX10.3 mi.
Killeen Golf CourseKilleenTX12.6 mi.
Mill Creek Inn & Country ClubSaladoTX13.2 mi.
Greenbrier Golf ClubMoodyTX14.7 mi.
Copperas Cove Golf CourseCopperas CoveTX23.2 mi.
Gatesville Country ClubGatesvilleTX24.9 mi.
State Parks
Mother Neff State ParkTX13.5 mi. 
Dr Pepper MuseumWacoTX36.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX36.0 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX77.7 mi.
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX110.8 mi.

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