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Boating at Gibbons Creek Reservoir
Can’t wait to get out on the water? Gibbons Creek Reservoir features a public, 5-lane
boat ramp for easy and convenient access to the lake. We ask that all watercraft
operators adhere to the regulations below to ensure a fun and safe experience for
everyone on the lake
a. A motorboat operating on Gibbons Creek Reservoir must have an exhaust water manifold
or original equipment type muffler installed on the engine.
b. Watercraft on Gibbons Creek Reservoir must be equipped and operated in accordance
with applicable provisions of the Texas Water Safety Act and all water safety rules
and regulations adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
c. In addition to any reporting requirement required under applicable Texas laws
and regulations, the operator of any watercraft involved in an accident on Gibbons
Creek Reservoir shall immediately report the accident to a Park Attendant. The Park
Attendant shall report the accident to the General Manager and a Texas Parks and
Wildlife Department Game Warden or other law enforcement official.
d. No person may operate a motorboat on Gibbons Creek Reservoir at a speed greater
than the minimum speed necessary to maintain steerage and headway within 50 feet
of swimmers, structures, restricted areas or the shoreline.
g. No person may operate a motorboat faster than 20 miles per hour at night on Gibbons
h. All watercraft shall observe "no wake zone" areas as designated by buoys or other
posted signs. Sailboats will be exempted from this subsection.
i. Boaters shall not anchor or tie boats to buoys or power plant facilities.