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Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area LogoLake Activities at BLORA - Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area
Phone: (254) 287-4907
Beach Phone: (254) 287-6644
Boat Dock Phone: (254) 287-5526
Water Slide Phone: (254) 288-2928
Security Phone: (254) 287-8303

Due to the current flooded lake conditions, BLORA is undergoing a partial closure. Facilities closed include: Shoreline and Lakefront pavilions, Primitive Camping 3, all water activities (beach, waterslide, and paddleboats), Bass Boat Ramp, and marina. Please watch website for changes. updated 07/14/15

The BLORA Marina:
The marina has expanded its wet slip rental program to 82 slips, wet slips may be rented at the BLORA administrative office. Wet slip rentals are limited to persons who are authorized Family and MWR patrons. For additional information, please contact BLORA Administrative office at 254-287-2523.

Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Waterfront activities will open 22 May - Enjoy Phantom Phlume waterslides and Sierra Beach Swimming 12 pm - 8 pm • 5 Days per week (Wed - Sun) • open holidays

No beach umbrellas and/or sun shade canopies are authorized on the 1st level of the beach (the sand area at waters edge); however, beach umbrellas and/or sun shade canopies are authorized on the 2nd and 3rd levels of the beach proper (sand).

Waterfront activities will be based on availability of lifeguards and water temperature

POV gate fee for authorized MWR users is $3 POV | Gate fee for civilians is $10.

Water activity hours of operation are 22 May – 16 August and holidays, 12pm-8pm.
  • Sierra Beach Swim Area • Waterslide • Kid's Auto Wash

WATER SLIDES: Two 300-foot-plus water slides curve and plunge from the start tower down to the four-foot splash pool for thrills for the whole family. Both attractions are open to the public.

Covered family picnic shelters are located adjacent to the beach. The snack bar sells refreshments and features a patio deck that overlooks the beach area and beautiful Belton Lake. More than 300 family picnic sites and 143 covered picnic shelters, many with barbecue grills are scattered throughout the park.

Equipment Rental
Equipment rentals are located at Recreation Equipment Checkout Center. Rentals are limited to persons who are authorized Family and MWR patrons, and are properly licensed.For additional information, please contact Recreation Equipment Checkout Center at 254-287-1853.

Kayak $20.00
Canoe $15.00
with Trailer
Wake Board $15.00
Skis $15.00
Knee Board $15.00
Tube (1 person) $15.00

All equipment may be made 30 days out and payment must be made at time of reservation.

Marina Slip Fees

Wet Slip Fees:
• $100 per month
• $1100 per year
• Transit Storage $5 per day

Wet slip rentals are limited to persons who are authorized Family and MWR patrons. For additional information, please contact BLORA Administrative office at 254-287-2523.


Boater Safety
Open to the Public Unless course certification is desired - Certification is required to operate a boat in Texas. Texas Certificate is $13. Coast Guard Certificate is $15 and is transferable to other states. Every Texas boater under 17 years of age or born on or after 1 September 1993, must successfully complete an approved boat education course. All boaters, regardless of age, must complete the Boater Safety Test (Test Guide). The law is in effect for boats of 15 horsepower or more, windblown vessels over 14 feet and personal watercraft (i.e. Jet Ski). Course given by Coast Guard Auxiliary. For reservations and additional information, call 254-287-1853/287-4126

IAW Texas Parks and Wildlife Water Safety Act and Fort Hood Boating Safety rules, there must be a licensed driver (age 17 or older) and a spotter (age 13 or older) for every motorboat towing a person on water skis. Watercraft Rental Contract: Authorized patrons must be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid military I.D. card to complete contract requirements to rent watercraft rental items.

Boat Launch
Two boat ramps are available at BLORA, and ample parking space is provided for cars, trucks and trailers. The boat ramps are available for use by all BLORA boating patrons.

Boat and RV Storage
Open and secured dry storage area lots for recreational vehicles are conveniently located at BLORA.
All-weather, open stand lot:
  • $2.50/day
  • $8/ week
  • $22/ Month
  • $242/year (one month discount on annual contract)

All-weather secured/fenced lot:

  • $3/day
  • $10/week
  • $27/month
  • $297/year (one month discount on annual contract)

Dry storage is available for use for authorized DFMWR users only. Proof of ownership, comprehensive insurance and local contacts must also be provided by users.

Pavilion Rental and Picnic Areas
Refundable pavilion cleaning deposit, pending clearance by BLORA staff, required upon check in.
  • Open pavilions $55
  • Lakeview $175
  • Hideaway $115
  • Live Oak $150

All recreational activity on Fort Hood is only authorized by the Area Access Program. Contact the Sportsmen's Center at (254) 532-4552 or (254) 287-5847 for more details.

Examples of authorized recreational activities include, but not limited to: sightseeing, bird watching, horseback riding, hiking, biking, hunting & fishing.


Entry fee of $3 per car at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area for authorized DoD patrons, all other civilians will pay $10 per vehicle.

**Please Note: National Park Annual Pass will not be accepted at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area.

by the water


Large Boat

Fishing Boat


Enjoying the paddleboats

View from atop the waterslide

Sliding down the waterslide
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