Lake Pat Cleburne

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Lake Pat Cleburne
Lake Pat Cleburne.jpg
Location Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas
Coordinates 32°17.3′N 97°25.0′W / 32.2883°N 97.4167°W / 32.2883; -97.4167Coordinates: 32°17.3′N 97°25.0′W / 32.2883°N 97.4167°W / 32.2883; -97.4167
Type Reservoir
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)
Location of Lake Pat Cleburne, Texas
Lake Pat Cleburne Dam

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.

Fish populations[edit]

The lake is stocked with bass and catfish infrequently.

Recreational uses[edit]

Recreational areas[edit]

Parking, walk up access, and boat ramps are available on the east and west sides of the lake.

There is a park area on the east bank of the river accessible by FM 1718 (Country Club Road). On the west bank, access is via FM 1434.

Cleburne State Park is approximately 10 miles (16 km) away from Lake Pat Cleburne.

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