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.
In various years the lake has been stocked with channel catfish
, largemouth bass
, smallmouth bass
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... Read More