Situated on the South Fork of the Double Mountain Fort of the Brazos River, the lake extends eleven miles between the rocky sides of the river channel and has fifty-six miles of shoreline.

Camp on primitive sites overlooking the lake and hike rugged trails in the Sam Wahl Recreation Area. Fishermen and boaters can enjoy one of the premier bass fishing lakes in Texas.  Hunters can participate in hunting opportunities throughout the year in the Wildlife Mitigation Area.