Ballinger Lake

Chasing the ducks at Ballinger Lake

Chasing the ducks at Ballinger Lake

Photo by Robyn Turner, Flickr, CC2

Ballinger City Lake, popularly known as Lake Ballinger, is located on Valley Creek in the lower Colorado-Llano basin, six miles northwest of Ballinger in west central Runnels County (at 31°46' N, 100°03' W). The earthfill dam was completed in 1947; it is thirty feet high and 4,400 feet long, has a 400-foot spillway, and impounds up to 8,215 acre-feet. The lake was engineered by Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper and is owned by the city of Ballinger. It is used for debris control and municipal water supply.

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Belongs to

Ballinger Lake is part of or belongs to the following places:

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 500
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 8,215

Lake Maintained or Owned by

City of Ballinger

Date of Origin

1947 (77 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

Ballinger Lake is classified as a Lake


  • Municipal water supply

Associated Names

  • (Lake Moonen)