CRMWD Natural Resources
|Parks & Recreation|
E. V. Spence Reservoir
The E.V. Spence Reservoir was formally dedicated and opened to recreation in June 1970. The rugged terrain and colorful cliffs give it a striking beauty that is accented by bright yellow and blue wildflowers in the spring.
Its waters are especially
suited to striped bass. In 2000, 36 of the top 100 record striped bass caught
Camp sites, boat ramps,
pavilions, restrooms and private vendor concessions are available at the
Spence Reservoir. The District has four parks. Paint Creek and Wildcat Creek
parks on the reservoirís south shore are the most developed, and along with
District regulations and ordinances pertaining to lots, boating, private docks and more are available in the official Rules and Regulations document.
Access to the Reservoir:
From Odessa/Midland (122 mi.): IH 20 to SH. 158 southeast (toward Robert Lee) to reservoir
From Big Spring (70 mi): U.S. Highway 87 South to