Squaw Creek Reservoir

Squaw Creek Reservoir


Squaw Creek Reservoir

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Squaw Creek Reservoir is an 3,275 acre (13.3 km²) impoundment located between Glen Rose, Texas and Granbury, Texas. The primary purpose is cooling for Comanche Peak Nuclear Generating Station. During full operation of both units of Comanche Peak 2.2 million gallons of water are pumped through the plant's main condensers from Squaw Creek Reservoir.

The water is relatively clear and provides good bass fishing. The shoreline is rocky.


The reservoir was built by TXU for cooling for Comanche Peak in the 1970s. It was impounded in 1979 and took 2 years to fill.

Fish populations

In various years the lake has been stocked with channel catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, shad and walleye.

Recreational use

Fishing is the primary recreational activityThere are camping and fishing facilities at the 475 acre (1.9 km²) Squaw Creek Park across from the nuclear plant.

Location and access

Squaw Creek Reservoir is located at (32.2884749, -97.7603064) near Glen Rose. It is accessed off State Highway 144.

The reservoir is managed by TXU and has been closed to the public since the attacks on September 11, 2001. Access to the reservoir was previously allowed via Squaw Creek Park.

Controversy over public access

There have been several attempts in recent years to get the lake re-opened to the public by anglers as well as recreational boaters. On February 26, 2007 TXU agreed to an...
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