B.A. Steinhagen Lake

Lake B. A. Steinhagen is on the Neches River a half mile north of Town Bluff in Tyler and Jasper counties (at 30°47' N, 94°10' W). It is impounded by the Town Bluff Dam. The lake has a drainage area of 7,573 square miles. Its paved earthfill dam has a spillway crest elevation of eighty-five feet above mean sea level. Construction on the dam by Reynolds, William, and Noonan Construction Company started in March 1947. The dam is owned by the United States government and is operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The lake, which is eight miles long and four miles wide, is crossed near its midpoint by U.S. Highway 190. Martin Dies, Jr., State Park and Sandy Creek Park are on its banks.

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Belongs to

B.A. Steinhagen Lake is part of or belongs to the following places:

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 10,235
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 69,259

Lake Maintained or Owned by


Date of Origin

1951 (73 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

B.A. Steinhagen Lake is classified as a Lake


  • Conservation
  • Flood Control
  • Recreation

Associated Names

  • (Town Bluff Reservoir)
  • (Dam B Reservoir)

Impounded by Town Bluff Dam