Valley Mills, Live Oak Creek

Austin Area

Valley Mills, Live Oak Creek

Austin Area

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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.
**CLOSED until March 1st. Water is low and the lake is being excavated to increase the depth and improve fishing**

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 are 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 lake and the southern area around the lake is prone to high water and in large rain events 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 an 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 electro fishing boat here. But, I would not recommend fiberglass boats or aluminum boats larger than 17 feet. Good common sense will prevail here. When it 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 persons 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

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…

Live Oat Creel 10/8/20

Joe V. Smith on Oct 09 ,2020

Reservation Number : 26094 Property Name : Live Oak Creek Reservation Date : 10/08/2020 AM - Total Fish/Sizes : 17 12" to 3lbs Lures Used : worms and flies Fished Thursday morning with another member. The vegetation is dying off but…

Awesome looking lake tripped me up

Kirk Balsley on Jun 08 ,2020

Reservation Number : 24769 Property Name : Live Oak Creek Reservation Date : 06/07/2020 AM - Total Fish/Sizes : 5 Lures Used : Spro Frog, Yellow Magic, Buzz Bait, SB, Senko   Lake looks great with nice lay out and…

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