Valley Mills, Live Oak Creek

Austin Area

Property Info

  • General Availability
    This site is available year round.
  • Lake Size
    10 Acres
  • Bank Fishing
    Bank fishing is not available.
  • Tent Camping
    Tent camping is not available.
  • Boat Availability
    Jon boat with bench seating
  • Boat Launch
    Small boats/trailers easily launched from bank.
Live Oak Creek Lake is 10 acres and chocked full of bass. This is a numbers lake, with lots of fish in the 2 lb category. This lake is perfect for the angler who wants to catch a bunch of solid fish, not just dinks. The lake has a large channel that runs from the mouth of the creek and runs on the western side of the lake. Bluegill and Red Ear Sunfish have been stocked as forage for the bass. We believe there is no crappie, but the lake does have catfish.

You may launch small boats 14 feet and smaller on the west side of the lake near the pier. There is not a designated boat launch area. So proceed with caution and we recommend that you do not launch any type of fiberglass boat or aluminum boats larger than 14 feet.

Please note that the southern area around the lake is prone to high water. In large rain events, the lake connects with a much larger 50-acre lake that sits 1/2 mile below this lake (we do not have access to the 50-acre lake). Sometimes it connects with a foot or two of water and sometimes just a trickle. If we have had rain greater than a couple of inches we recommend not fishing this lake with a boat larger than 14 feet as you will need to cross the drainage area to get to a better launch area for bigger boats. When the area is dry you may drive across the south end of the lake and launch larger boats at the SE corner of the dam. We launched our 16 foot 3500 lb electrofishing boat here. But, I would not recommend fiberglass boats or aluminum boats larger than 17 feet. Good common sense will prevail here. When in doubt, don't plan to fish out of your larger boat, leave it at home and use the Jon boat provided. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to know the rather the area is OK to launch your larger boat as each person's vehicle and boat/trailer is different. Again, when in doubt we recommend bringing a small boat or use the Jon boat provided on-site.


MANDATORY!!! Remove all bass 14" and under at this site. Report the total number of each species removed, back to the club office through the online reservation system after your outing.

Take all trash with you. Clean boat of all trash including your used soft plastics.

General Directions

106 miles SW of downtown Dallas 115 miles N of downtown Austin

Fishing Report

Another windy day

Robert Lundin on Apr 04 ,2021

Reservation Number : 27774 Property Name : Live Oak Creek Reservation Date : 04/03/2021 PM - Total Fish/Sizes : 18 Bass. Throwbacks were all between 17 and 18 inches Lures Used : Moving flukes Got the boat loaded and started…

Good day on Live Oak Creek

Barry Lambert on Mar 28 ,2021

Reservation Number : 27687 Property Name : Live Oak Creek Reservation Date : 03/27/2021 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 22 total fish Lures Used : Weightless soft plastics and spinnerbaits Outside Temp  Morning 62, Afternoon 79 Water Temps 61…

Lost in the Weeds

Kevin Fuller on Oct 17 ,2020

Reservation Number : 26147 Property Name : Live Oak Creek Reservation Date : 10/16/2020 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 5 bass up to 3.5 pounds Lures Used : Flies Fished Valley Mills for the first time this year.  I…

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$85.00
  • Half-Day Rate$65.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$45.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$35.00