Lake Pat Cleburne
|Lake Pat Cleburne|
|Location||Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas|
|Primary inflows||Nolan River|
|Primary outflows||Nolan River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||1,558 acres (631 ha)|
|Max. depth||64 ft (20 m)|
|Water volume||25,600 acre⋅ft (31,600,000 m3)|
|Surface elevation||733.5 ft msl (223.6 m)|
Lake Pat Cleburne is the municipal water reservoir for the city of Cleburne, Texas, as well as a recreational lake for residents. It is formed by damming the Nolan River which continues below the lake's dam. The water is murky due to sediment. U.S. Highway 67 crosses over the extreme north end of the lake lending a panoramic view of the complete lake.
Lake Pat Cleburne is owned and operated by the City of Cleburne. It was built as the city's water supply and was impounded in 1961. Originally named the Cleburne Reservoir it was later renamed for the Confederate general Patrick Cleburne.
Johnson County's first county seat of Wardville was at the present location of the lake.
The lake is stocked with bass and catfish infrequently.
Parking, walk up access, and boat ramps are available on the east and west sides of the lake.
Cleburne State Park is approximately 10 miles (16 km) away from Lake Pat Cleburne.