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For visitors searching for recreational activities, the three day Post Stampede Rodeo held in early August offers entertainment for cowboys and non cowboys as well. It offers visitors a view of the Old West in true cowboy style. City Park is a beautiful location on Hwy 84 S and offers playground, swimming pool, cooking facilities and family entertainment and recreation. Across from the park, you can see the various baseball and little league fields and our newest high school baseball facility "The Norm Cash Field". Within 30 minutes of Post are two lakes, White River Lake to the North and Lake Alan Henry to the South. Abundant hunting is also available on local ranches for dove, quail, deer, and some exotics.

The friendly people of Post invite you to explore the opportunities we offer to visitors who want to connect our city's grand past with its dramatic future.

Lake Alan Henry

1611 10th Street, Lubbock, Texas
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
806-775-2673
Fax: 806-775-2686
Closed Holidays

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

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.

Located just 65 miles southeast of Lubbock, Texas, Lake Alan Henry is a reservoir built by the City of Lubbock that provides an outstanding recreational area for people to enjoy.

Camping
Currently, the only camping facilities at Lake Alan Henry are primitive. We do not offer drinking water hook-ups or electrical hook-ups. Many Campsite now have picnic tables, fire rings and lantern holders. All use is first-come, first-serve.

Campsites consist of numbered dirt spaces on dirt roads located NORTH and SOUTH of the paved parking lot. DO NOT camp on any paved surface. Be advised that campsites will be muddy in wet weather. Generator use is allowed overnight only on the NORTH side of the parking lot. Generators may be used at campsites on the SOUTH side of the parking lot, but they must be shut off during the quiet time of 10 pm-5 am. At this time, we offer 50 numbered spaces.

For Your Safety - Please camp only at numbered spaces, unless directed by a law enforcement official.

Rest Rooms and Showers are located on the South West sides of the parking lot.

A potable water hose bib is located on the North West corner of the parking lot.

You can obtain a camp site location map from the Lake Alan Henry permit office or by contacting the Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department.

Fishing

Practice Catch and Release To Keep Lake Alan Henry the Best in Texas!

The record for a largemouth bass at Lake Alan Henry is 15.0 pounds caught by Billy Greeson on March 31, 2006!

Lake Alan Henry is fast becoming known as one of the premier fishing lakes in the state of Texas for largemouth bass. Tournaments are held throughout the year, and a number of ShareLunkers have been caught in the past two years. A Texas State Fishing License is required in order to fish at Lake Alan Henry. For information on current fishing regulations, please contact Texas Parks & Wildlife at (806) 655-4341.

Lake Alan Henry was stocked with fish in 1993 and 1994, as soon as the Dam was completed and the lake began to impound water. The Fisheries Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is responsible not only for the stocking operation, but also to monitor fish populations and reproduction annually on various species. Contact the Fisheries Division Office for further information concerning Lake Alan Henry at (806) 655-4341.

Lake Alan Henry was stocked with close to a million fingerlings of smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white crappie, channel catfish, blue catfish, bluegill, and gizzard shad. Several hundred adult specimens of largemouth bass and channel catfish were stocked as well.

In 1996, for the first time in Texas, 145 adult specimens of Alabama spotted bass were also stocked in the lake. Alan Henry's shoreline is steep and rocky, a favorite habitat of spotted bass. The spotted bass will not directly compete with largemouth bass, because largemouth bass prefer more open water habitat.

Hunting

Hunting requirements include obtaining a State-issued Hunting License from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the current years hunting season and appropriate stamps, and a City-issued Permit for a fee. Hunters must sign a liability release and report all harvest information. Purchase of a permit does not guarantee the harvest of game. Hunting access is allowed only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the hunting season. Permit fee paid by hunter is determined by hunter residency.
A copy of the hunter's driver's license and current hunting license is required

Game Species Dates Permit Fee Range
Dove September $20 - $50 per permit
Deer (Archery) October $75 - $225 per permit
Deer (Rifle) November - December $100 - $400 per permit
Quail November $25 - $100 per day
Feral Hog December - August $25 - $75 per day
Spring Turkey (Gobbler) April $75 - $150 per permit

The number of permits issued is based upon annual population information. Dove, quail, and hog permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis per day, while deer and turkey permits are available by a random drawing of names submitted for each hunt.

There will be no refunds for permits that are not subsequently used, and no date substitutions.

No road baiting or battery-powered feeders are allowed. Hunters may use a tree stand/blind but must remove them immediately after their hunt is concluded.

Permits are sold at the Parks and Recreation Department, 1010-9th Street, Lubbock, call (806) 775-2602 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Are there bait shops near Lake Alan Henry?
There are bait shops in the area outside of Lake Alan Henry property.

2. What is the camping like? Are there hook-ups?
Camping facilities on City Recreation Area are all primitive and have no water and electricity. The camping areas are all located on unimproved, unpaved roads, and they will be muddy in wet weather.

3. Are there campgrounds with hook-ups nearby?
Yes, in the region outside of Lake Alan Henry.

4. Does the City rent boats at Lake Alan Henry?

5. Does anyone else rent boats that you know of?
Not that we are aware of.

6. Can I reserve a campsite?
Camp sites are on a first-come, first serve basis only. Camping is allowed at numbered campsites only. Numbered campsites are located north and south of the paved parking lot at the boat ramp. Obtain a map at the Permit Office.

7. What about using a generator?
The NORTH campsite area, designated by signage, allows the use of overnight generators. The SOUTH campsite area, designated by signage, prohibits the use of overnight generators.

8. Why do I need to buy a facility permit?
It is important to have valid permits displayed on vehicles or boats at all times as law enforcement personnel are on-site and will be conducting periodic inspections. Law enforcement will issue citations of up to $200 fine, payable in Lubbock Municipal Court, for violations.

9. Why does the City charge a fee to use Lake Alan Henry facilities?
The City of Lubbock requires entrance fees, boating fees and camping fees paid by facility users in order to pay for costs of maintaining and improving the Recreational Area.

10. What's being planned for recreational improvements?
Construction of a Comfort Station including toilets, showers, sinks and waiting area is planned for the future. Future potential amenities include improved camping areas, hiking trails and a visitor's center.

11. Who is responsible for stocking fish in the lake?
The Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife (806.655.4341) are in charge of all fish stocking, setting fishing limits and annual monitoring programs.

12. How will I know if the fishing limits have changed at Lake Alan Henry?
All of LAH fishing regulations match those listed in the annual publication produced by Texas Parks and Wildlife entitled, "Outdoor Annual Hunting and Fishing Regulations." New books are issued each August.

13. How do I register my boat?
Boat registration is handled by Texas Parks and Wildlife. For more information, contact 806.761.4930.

14. Do I need to buy a fishing license?
Yes, fishing licensing is handled by Texas Parks and Wildlife. For more information, contact 806.761.4930.

15. Can I set out a trotline at Lake Alan Henry?
The City of Lubbock does not prohibit the use of trotlines at Lake Alan Henry. Contact Texas Parks and Wildlife at 806.655.4341 with questions concerning laws and regulations related to fishing or hunting.

16. Can I use my Texas State Park "Golden Passport" permit to use Lake Alan Henry facilities?
Golden Passports are honored at Texas State Parks, but not at City of Lubbock facilities, which includes Lake Alan Henry.

17. I understand that I must register my bass club in order to have a fishing tournament at Lake Alan Henry, why?
The City of Lubbock registers bass clubs and schedules tournament dates for groups in order to know how much fishing pressure to expect on the lake during any weekend. The registration process also helps bass clubs by determining what other clubs will be at the lake at the same time and to adjust weigh-in times to avoid congestion at the boat ramp. There is not a fee to register or hold a tournament at Lake Alan Henry.

Recreational Trail

To reach the Recreational Trail, turn right on the first dirt road after the Entrance Gate and drive approximately 1/3 mile to the trail head and parking area.

About the Trail

The Samuel W. Wahl Recreational Area is a 580-acre tract owned by the City of Lubbock on the north side of Lake Alan Henry. The Recreational Trail is Phase I of a multi-phased Trails Master Plan for the lake. The trail is six-feet wide and is 2.5 miles in length. The trail consists of a fully accessible loop of approximately 3/4 -mile with a crushed granite base and an approximate 1-3/4 mile moderate natural surface trail. The trailhead and pavilion with interpretive nature signs are located near the parking lot, and there are three benches located along the accessible trail. The connecting loops allow able hikers to vary their routes, and they connect three scenic overlooks. The overlook closest to the main park road is the highest point in the park and affords outstanding views of the lake and surrounding land. The other two overlooks are located on bluffs above the lake.

Trail construction was sponsored by the City of Lubbock and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department through National Recreational Trails Funds administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Assisting in the installation of trail signs was Heath Spear and members of local Boy Scout Troop 544. Spear planned the project, and built and installed the trail signs as part of his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. The trail opened on November 29, 2005.

Recreational Trail Guidelines

Safety is the number one concern in the Sam Wahl Recreation Area. It is highly recommended that you hike with a companion. Trails are in a primitive area. There is no water available, and wildlife is abundant. Be aware of wildlife, especially rattlesnakes and wild hogs. Please abide by the following guidelines:

  • Carry Water With You At All Times
  • Pack Out All Trash
  • No Glass Containers Are Allowed
  • Do Not Disturb or Remove: Any Rocks, Plants or Fossils
  • Pets Must Be On A Leash
  • Park Only In Designated Areas
  • No Motorized Vehicles Allowed On The Trail
  • Watch For Rattlesnakes and Wild Hogs
  • Questions? Call (806) 548-4101

White River Lake

Location: 25 miles south of Crosbyton on the White River, a tributary of the Salt Fork of the Brazos River. Surface area: 1,418 acres
Maximum depth: 65 ft., mean depth 11 ft.
**This area is experiencing a drought which may affect fishing and boat ramp access. Before you go, check the current lake level or contact the controlling authority for current conditions.

The Great Outdoors

Hunting

Beach Family Ranch:

(806) 629-4032
Located 14 miles east of Post on Hwy 380.
Excellent Dove, Blue and Bobwhite Quail and Wild hog hunting available. Lease or day hunt with lodging in updated ranch house available.

VII-M Ranch:

(806) 795-9849
Scenic ranch, native pasture and CRP located 17 miles east of Post and just north of Hwy 380. yearly leasing of bobwhite and blue quail, duck, and white-tail deer. Wild hog hunting and fishing also available.

Rafter M Ranch:

(806) 629-4114
Pristine ranch east of Post on Hwy 380 with thousands of acres to roam. Lodge has 7 bedrooms, game room, kitchen, and Great Room. Facilities for kenneling hunting dogs & full service game processing. Fish or hunt dove, quail, white tail deer, Exotics, or wild hog.

Miller Ranch:

(325) 573-6004
Ben Miller, Outfitter & Guide:
Located 25 miles south of Post, Trophy hunts for White-tailed Deer, Aoudad Sheep and Rio Grande Turkey take place on approx. 30,000 acres of private ranchland. Lodge with modern conveniences, assistance with local processing, guided hunts.

Cross H:

(806)629-4359 or (806)778-0371
Located 10 miles east of Post on Hwy 380
Provide lease or day hunting. Trophy hunts for white-tailed deer, also hunt dove, quail/ blue and bobwhite, and wild ferrell hogs. Lease or day hunts. guided hunts, lodging, and kennels available.

Lott Ranch:

(806) 629-4340
Located 10 miles South of Post on FM Hwy 669 on 20,000 acres. Trophy White tailed deer and Aoudad sheep. Yearly lease available for Quail hunting. Wild hop hunting also available. Fully updated lodge.

Post Stampede Rodeo Arena

US 84 , Post , TX , 79381 (806) 495-3461

1210 North Broadway Street Post, TX 79356
(806) 495-2501




 

 


 

 

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