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Lake Placid
Location Guadalupe County, Texas
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Guadalupe River
Primary outflows Guadalupe River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 198 acres (80 ha)
Max. depth 40 ft (12 m)
Water volume 2,624 acre⋅ft (0.003237 km3)
Surface elevation 498 ft (152 m)

Lake Placid is a reservoir on the Guadalupe River one-half mile (0.80 km) southwest of the town of Seguin in Guadalupe County, Texas. The reservoir was formed in 1928 by the construction of a dam on the river. Management of the dam and lake was assumed by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority on May 1, 1963. Lake Placid is a venue for outdoor recreation, including fishing, boating, and swimming.

Fish and plant life

Lake Placid has been stocked with species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in Lake Placid include catfish, white crappie, sunfish, and largemouth and spotted bass. Vegetation in the lake includes cattail, pondweed, American lotus, spatterdock, rushes, water hyacinth, water lettuce, and hydrilla.

Recreational uses

The only free public boat ramp and lake access is available off exit 605 of Interstate Highway 10.

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