AS OF DECEMBER 14, 2010 A BURN BAN IS IN EFFECT FOR BRISCOE AND SWISHER COUNTIES. LAKE MACKENZIE IS IN THESE COUNTIES. NO FIREWORKS ALLOWED PERIOD - COUNTYWIDE-AREA BAN IN EFFECT!
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.
RISE IN LAKE LEVEL NEEDED BEFORE SKIING WILL BE ALLOWED !!
AS OF MARCH 9, 2011, UNLESS A SIGNIFICANT RISE IN LAKE LEVEL OCCURS THIS SPRING, SKIING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON LAKE MACKENZIE THIS SPRING/SUMMER/YEAR. THIS ACTION IS TAKEN FOR THE SAFETY OF LAKE GUESTS DUE TO HAZARDS DETECTED AS A RESULT OF THE CURRENT DEPTH OF THE WATER. THIS BAN INCLUDES THE USE OF PERSONAL WATERCRAFT (JET SKIS, ETC.) AND/OR THE PULLING OF A PERSON BEHIND A BOAT OR PERSONAL WATERCRAFT ON A TUBE, INFLATED APPARATUS, OR WATER SKIS.
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.
Does your ATV or Motorcycle have one of these?
2011 OHV Decals Now Available!
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.
We have a stock of the 2011 permits on hand at Mackenzie Bait & Tackle. When you stop by for your Lake Permit, we will be happy to sell you one of the OHV permits for each of your OHV's; the price is $10 per OHV permit. The 2011 OHV permit is valid from September 1, 2010 until August 31, 2011.
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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.
NEW Mackenzie Bait & Tackle Store Hours now posted on News Bulletin pages of this Web Site.
To find out what is going on in nearby Silverton, go to the Silverton Events website.
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 !
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