Moss Creek Lake

Moss Creek Lake was originally constructed in 1938 by the City of Big Spring with help from the Army Corp of Engineers as a surface water source. The water surface of the lake became an asset of the Colorado River Municipal Water District when the City helped form the District in 1947. Currently the water is pumped from E.V. Spence Reservoir to Moss Creek Lake and then transferred to the CRMWD transmission system. Not only does Moss Creek Lake provide water for Howard County and several surrounding counties, it also serves as a recreational facility.

The City of Big Spring is proud to offer approximately 400 acres at Moss Lake for recreational use. Moss Creek Lake offers 26 sheltered campsites as well as 2 large pavilions available for reservation. These pavilions are equipped with electricity and well suited for family reunions, company picnics or any other large outing.

Recreational activities at Moss Lake include a playground, paintball course, dirt bike course and a beach swimming area. The RV Park and campground offers both full hook-up (includes water, sewer, and electricity) and half hook-up (water and electricity). A dump station is also provided. Overnight camping by permit is allowed throughout the facility. Moss Lake is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Lake Fees

Entry Permit Fee

  • $5.00 per vehicle driven by a Howard County resident.
  • $20.00 per vehicle driven by an out-of-county resident. 
  • Annual permit: $100.00 per family residing in county. $250.00 per family residing outside of county. (Limited to immediate family members residing in same household, includes boat launching and camping fees.) 
    • The annual permit shall be effective for one calendar year from date of purchase and must be available for the caretaker's review when requested. This permit allows entry of a vehicle and an attached trailer or camper. Any additional vehicles shall obtain an additional permit.
  • All permits other than overnight camping fees expire at 10:00 p.m. on the date of purchase.

Camping Fee

  • $10/day per vehicle in addition to the Entry Permit Fee.
  • Permit expires at noon on the following day.

RV Full Hook-Up

  • $15.00 per overnight stay (Includes water, electricity, and septic system hook-up)
  • The permit expires at 12:00 noon on following day.

RV Full Service 

  • $70.00 per week (Includes water, electricity, and septic system hook-up)
  • The permit expires at 12:00 noon seven days after the day of purchase.

RV Partial Hook-Up

  • $12.00 per overnight stay (Includes water and electricity only)
  • The permit expires at 12:00 noon on the following day. 

Registered Vessels Launching Permit

 $10.00

Pavilion Rental

  • Fee for a pavilion rental must be paid before a reservation will be secured.
  • $25.00 per 24-hour period. 
  • Rental includes a camping permit for one vehicle. Additional vehicles must obtain additional permits.

Overnight Camping Permit

  • $10.00 per overnight stay
  • The permit expires at 12:00 noon on the following day. 
  • No discounts for adults 65 years or older or children 12 years or under apply because this is a per-vehicle only charge.

Motorcycle Course

  • $15/day per motorbike in addition to the Entry Permit Fee
  • Permit expires at the same time of any other permit purchased.

Annual Permit

  • $100.00 per family residing in Howard County. 
  • $250.00 per family residing outside of Howard County. 
  • Limited to immediate family members residing in same household.  
  • The Annual Permit includes boat launching and camping fees.
  • The Annual Permit shall be effective for one calendar year from date of purchase and must be available for the caretaker's review when requested. 
  • The Annual Permit allows entry of one vehicle and an attached trailer or camper. 
  • Any additional vehicles shall obtain an additional permit.