Airport Beach Shelter, located on one of Waco Lake's sandy beaches, is ideal for families and friends to enjoy picnicking, sightseeing and water activities, all while staying within the Waco city limits.
The accessible shelter fits 110 guests, and a picnic area with grills and tables makes the park ideal for large parties and family functions.
All USACE parks at Waco Lake no longer accept cash, checks, or money orders for payment at the gatehouse. Please be prepared to pay use fees with a credit or debit card.
Please contact the Waco Lake Project Office (254) 756-5359 to make arrangements to obtain parking passes prior to arrival.
The closing time of Airport Beach Shelter is 8:30 p.m.
Items such as bounce houses and portable toilets require additional permissions. Contact the Waco Lake Project Office (254)756-5359 for details.
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Airport Beach Park is located on the North Shore of Waco Lake, about a quarter-mile west of the dam. The lake is primarily fed by the Bosque River, which runs for 115 miles through central Texas.
Waco Lake Wetlands educational tours take visitors through a six-acre nursery of aquatic plants and more than 130 species of birds. A zoo is also located nearby.
The main lake shoreline has a large amount of submerged timber, which typically holds fish year-round. Anglers will find plenty of catfish, crappie, large and smallmouth bass as well as sunfish.
A swimming beach, boat ramp and dock all help visitors enjoy the lake.
3800 SKEET EASON WACO TX 76708
For campground inquiries, please call: 254-756-5359
From I-35 take Lake Shore Drive exit (Exit 339) and drive west to Steinbeck Bend Road. Turn right and proceed to second stop light. At intersection with FM1637 (China Spring Highway) turn right. Go to next stop light (Flat Rock Road). Turn left and drive approximately 1 mile to Skeet Eason Road. Turn left and drive about a 1/2 mile. Airport Beach Park is on the second road to the right.