Entry Gate at Ground Level
Aerial View of the Dam and Lake Mackenzie
Recent Archeological Find at Lake Mackenzie
Equus Scotti is an extinct horse from the Pleistocene era. This fossil was discovered on Lake property by a group of home schooled science children that were on a science field trip in May of 2008. In addition, in the following eleven months, a total of 5 Equus Scotti have been found in the area. The home schooled children and their parents (under the advisement of geological professionals) have completed all the excavations, preservation, and research work regarding these discovered fossils. The Equus Scotti Horse is on display along with other fossils in the lake marina, Mackenzie Bait & Tackle.
Lake Mackenzie is located in Briscoe County, Texas 12 miles northwest of Silverton and 27 miles east of Tulia. It is operated by Mackenzie Municipal Water Authority and was created to furnish water to member cities of Floydada, Lockney, Silverton, and Tulia. It also provides recreation activities for the communities of the surrounding area.
DUE TO A RISE IN THE LAKE, THE LAKE IS NOW OPEN TO SKIING, TUBING, AND PERSONAL WATERCRAFT AS OF 06/15/2015
BOAT RAMP # 2 IS CLOSED DUE TO WATER LEVEL
BOAT RAMP #1 IS STILL OPERATIONAL AND OPEN AND BOATS CAN BE LAUNCHED THERE!
CURRENT WEATHER INFORMATION FOR LAKE MACKENZIE CAN BE FOUND ON THE KVII SCHOOL NET SITE. «-- CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GO TO THE SITE AND LOOK FOR "L. Mack" ON THE MAP.
2015 OHV Decals Now Available for $18.00 per Decal!
Effective January 1, 2008 all Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) visiting the Lake Mackenzie ATV Area will be required to have the Texas OHV Permit. For information regarding this permit including where and how to obtain one and FAQ's visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Off Highway Vehicle Program web page.
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NEW FEE RATES ARE IN EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2011! For Questions Regarding The New Mackenzie Lake Fees, visit the Fee Schedule Page.
Contact Mackenzie Bait & Tackle Store for Hours of operation and other Lake information - (806)633-4335
LAKE MACKENZIE RECREATION AREA HAS BEEN SELECTED BY THE QUAD OFF-ROAD MAGAZINE AS THE TOP CAMPING SPOT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND ONE OF THE TOP TEN CAMPING SPOTS IN THE USA !
(806) 633 - 4318
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