Lake Pflugerville Park
Come for a stroll or jog around Lake Pflugerville, or go fishing, swimming, or playing. With a 3.1 mile loop around the entire lake, fishing piers, and a bathing beach, the Lake is a fantastic place to cool off during your Pflugerville trip. On windy days, kite surfers may be seen flying over the lake. During the summer, you may hire a paddleboard, canoe, or kayak for extra water enjoyment. On the north side, there are fun boat rentals, a playground, a gazebo, picnic tables, fishing piers, and restrooms. Travel south for additional fishing piers and beautiful kite-flying shorelines!
Unless approved by a Special Permit, it is unlawful for any person in a public park to:
- Drive a vehicle anywhere other than the paved park roads or parking spaces, or places expressly marked as temporary areas, for the purpose of loading or unloading freight or in the construction, maintenance, or repair of the parks.
- Except in specified containers, do not throw, dump, put, or drop waste.
- Hunt, molest, harm, terrify, kill, trap, follow, chase, or taunt any person, animal, fauna, reptile, or bird with any weapon.
- Staying overnight or camping
- Any commodities, products, business, or items may be shown or sold.
- Glass bottles are permitted in public parks.
- Use or be in a park while it is not available to the public.
- A path cannot be used for anything other than walking, hiking, jogging, or biking.
- Unless for emergencies, trail maintenance, or disabled access, do not use a motorized vehicle on the city trail system.
- Failure to confine an animal or exercise proper care and control over an animal to prevent it from becoming a public nuisance, or failure to allow any of the forbidden events listed in the City’s Code of Ordinances.
- Make or ignite a fire on public ground, unless it is in a BBQ grill.
Lake Pflugerville is a reservoir in Pflugerville, Texas. The building of the 180-acre reservoir began in 2005 and was completed in 2006. Pumps transfer water from the lower Colorado River to the reservoir through a 16-mile pipeline. Its principal role is to provide water to the people of the surrounding area.
Recreational options abound around the reservoir. Among the facilities are a 3 mile (4.8 km) granite hiking and biking trail, as well as fishing piers. The reservoir is close to Lake Pflugerville Park, which opened in 2010. The park offers kayak rentals, pavilions/picnic areas, and a beach area.
Lake Pflugerville hosts two events: KIDFish and the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon.
The lake’s aquatic vegetation includes Chara, Hydrilla, Naiad, and Pondweed, according to Parks & Recreation Pflugerville, Texas.
A Zebra mussel infestation has caused damage to membrane equipment owned by the City of Pflugerville, according to the Texas Water Development Board. Largemouth bass, channel catfish, and common carp are among the other fish species present in the lake.
Lake Pflugerville serves a population of 29,922 and has 9974 connections as of 3/1/2022, according to statistics from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The water source has a priority grade of W for watch, suggesting that it can supply water for more than 180 days. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has designated Lake Pflugerville as Drought Response Stage 1, which means there are some restrictions and “…use of water for non-essential uses is restricted…”
Lake Pflugerville shall be open for public use from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., except that Lake Pflugerville shall be open 24 hours a day for the purposes of actively fishing and possessing a valid Texas Fishing License as required by State Law; except in cases of emergency or other good cause for closing Lake Pflugerville.
If the City Manager believes it necessary due to an emergency or other good reason, the city may close Lake Pflugerville.
- Driving or operating any type of motorized boat on Lake Pflugerville is prohibited unless the operator is: (1) a city staff member or has been authorized by city staff to use the motorized boat in the ordinary course of carrying out city business; or (2) the boat is an electric powered fishing boat or an electric powered model boat.
- Horses are not permitted in any public parks or trails next to or near Lake Pflugerville.
- Throwing, depositing, placing, or dropping any object (including glass containers) into Lake Pflugerville or on the ground or walkways next to or around Lake Pflugerville is prohibited.
- Swimming is prohibited between the buoys at the intake structure and the dam on Lake Pflugerville.
- It is unlawful to start, create, or maintain a fire, unless it is in a BBQ grill.
- It is illegal to operate a motorized vehicle on land or trails next to or surrounding Lake Pflugerville unless the vehicle is used for emergency, handicapped, or trail maintenance purposes.
- It is prohibited to bathe, urinate, or defecate in Lake Pflugerville or on public lands or trails next to or surrounding Lake Pflugerville.
- Camping is prohibited on public lands or trails next to or around Lake Pflugerville.
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