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Lake Limestone
Frequently Asked Questions
General


The fastest way to reach the Brazos River Authority in an emergency is to call 911. Your call will be directed to the BRA by the operator.

Violations such as illegal dumping, unsafe boating, boating/swimming accidents or other illegal activity should be reported to the BRA immediately.

During normal working hours, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding holidays, call the BRA at (903) 529-2141.

After normal working hours call the Robertson County Sheriff's Office at (979)828-3299, Limestone County Sheriff's Office at (254)729-3278, or Leon County Sheriff's Office at (903) 536-2749. The sheriff's office dispatcher has radio contact with the lake rangers and can refer your call to them.

The water in the main body of the lake meets standards for contact recreation. However, no surface water is entirely safe for all people, as all surface water contains bacteria that can be hazardous depending on exposure level and the health of the individual. For additional information on waterborne illnesses, click here.

The elevation of Lake Limestone at capacity is 363 feet above mean sea level. The current lake elevation may be obtained by clicking on River and Reservoir Levels, choosing the lower basin area and clicking on the red dot labeled Lake Limestone. You may also receive lake level information by calling (903) 529-2141.

No, fishing licenses are the responsibility of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. To learn more about licenses and where to obtain them, click here.

A drawing for waterfowl hunting site permits is held toward the end of August each year. Anyone that would like to obtain a waterfowl hunting site permit must be present at the lake office to personally enter their name on the day of the drawing. The permits are awarded through a lottery-style drawing as a one-year use permit. Hunters that receive a permit through this process must have a valid state hunting permit and must supply their own blinds. Up to three registered hunters may utilize the blind site for the permit period. If fewer entries are received than the number of available sites, the remaining sites will be available on a first come/first serve basis. For dates and times of upcoming waterfowl hunting blind drawings, click here.

You have probably witnessed the results of a fish kill. Fish kills happen for various reasons, some natural and some man-made. Fish found dead in a large fish kill should not be eaten.

To report a fish kill, please call the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Kills and Spills Hotline at (512) 389-4848 or (281) 842-8100. To see the status of a golden algae bloom, go here.

To legally operate your boat on Lake Limestone, or on any Texas lake, you must maintain a current boating registration. Please be sure to bring this information with you when enjoying Lake Limestone.

Lake Limestone’s rangers work schedules vary for a number of reasons. Additionally, their time is typically spent in the field, or on the water, rather than in the office. If you call (903) 529-2141 and leave a message, your call will be returned. If it is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), dirt bikes, or golf carts are not allowed on most BRA property including the lake bed, river bed, public use areas, or PK trails. Some commercial camps allow UTVs and golf carts on the roads within their camp. For more information on particular commercial camp rules, contact the camp operator directly.