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Welcome To The FOLM Website

Friends of Lake McQueeney (FOLM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of Lake McQueeney, Texas, for the enjoyment of all those who live, work, and play on it's waters.

This site is primarily designed for our members to access information  and news about FOLM and the Lake, contact board members, and find useful links to other sites that may be helpful.

You can join or renew your membership online: Click Here

FOLM members, we have been working hard on your behalf to have a contractor cleanup our lake from debris, logs, etc

FOLM members,  we have been working hard on your behalf to have a contractor cleanup our lake from debris, logs, etc. from high water events.  This time we removed even small but voluminous material that took almost two weeks.  Included were a few large trees, but over 21 dump trailer loads of logs, lumber and other debris that can damage a boat or water craft.  We removed items trapped in the Lilly Pads that has been there for a while.  At times it works its way out into the lake.   

Wouldn't you know it but the rains we had last week brought in more, so once again our contractor is removing that as well. 

We want you to be able to enjoy water activities thru the end of the summer before Labor Day. 

Thank you for your great support and donations.  Without you, we as a team could not keep our lake clean and safe as much as possible. 

Have an enjoyable time on the water.



New Emergency Notification System- Register Now

New Emergency Notification System- Register Now


There is an important new emergency notification system being established on the following Guadalupe County Emergency and Fire Marshal Facebook page:


Beginning January 1, 2016 the Regional Emergency Alert Network is switching over to a new Mass Notification Service. This is a supplement to television and radio. You can begin registration immediately by clicking on the following link to activate service:


We highly recommend you follow the link, create and account and sign up for this notification system. The advantage of this system is you specify where to be notified, on your mobile number, text account, email address or home phone. This system, like the Tri-County Emergency Notification system, alerts you where you specify.

In the last couple of months we have experienced several thefts and vandalism in areas around the lake.

There have been three occasions near the Ski Lodge where someone has broken into weekend homes, spent the night, stole TV's and other items and in one instance, set two easy chairs on fire.  The speculation is it didn't burn the house down because of lack of oxygen.

There was another loss in Lake Ridge where a member had a new ski boat with expensive stereo equipment stolen from the boat.

Yesterday one of our members had a two story house on the river that was broken into, items stolen and the house set on fire and suffered a total loss.  This arson, theft and vandalism is senseless and needs to be stopped as soon as possible.

The Sheriff's office has been contacted in each instance and will increase vigilance and patrols in the area.  There is also some concern that this activity may be occurring by boat.

It is important for all to notify our friends and neighbors, especially those who are full time resident, and ask them to be on the watch for suspicious activity, both by vehicle and boat, and report it immediately to the Sheriff's office.

It is also important to notify FOLM thru our web site or one of your Board Members to keep us informed.

Slow Down For Police Boats With Flashing Lights
Slow Down For Police
There seems to be wide spread lack of knowledge regarding a relatively new boating law. It reads as follows:

"Sec. 31.123. REQUIRED RESPONSE TO POLICE WATER SAFETY VESSEL. The operator of a vessel underway, on sighting a rotating or flashing blue beacon light, shall reduce power immediately and bring the vessel to a no-wake speed and subsequent stop until the intention of the water safety vessel is understood."

It the same as slowing down on the highway when a Trooper has a vehicle stopped.

This protects the safety of the officers and the occupants of the stopped boat, plus the potential for damage to the vessels. When a boat is stopped and another boat comes by causing even a small wake, boats bounce together with a potential for injury and/or damage.

This is common courtesy. Please note and adhere to this statute. You or your children may be the ones involved. Please protect all personnel and watercraft involved..

Notice: GBRA Now Requires Permit For Stump/Tree Removal
If you wish to cut stumps from the water in the vicinity of your property,
check out the new GBRA guidelines and permit requirements here:
Stump Removal Guidelines/Process

Krueger Canyon Dam Flood Retention Structure Complete

The flood retention dam across Dry Comal Creek in Comal County is substantially complete. This is the latest of 5 flood retardation structures on the Dry Comal Creek built for the purpose of taking the peak off of flood events by storing water and releasing the impounded water over several days. Combined, they will temporarily impound about 21,971 acre feet of water. They will help with flash flooding peaks that come out of the steep hills in the Dry Comal Creek drainage area, which is extensive. It then flows into the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels and impacts everyone downstream in the river basin. Here are some interesting stats:
Construction Cost: $20,000,000 (Approximate)
Easement Cost (83.027 Ac.): $0
Drainage Area: 3,590 Acres
Dam Height: 85 Feet
Dam Length: 1,500 Feet
Volume of Fill: 69,912 Cubic Yards
Storage: 2,880 Acre-Feet
Surface Area: 120 Acres

Can You Recognize If Someone Is Drowning?

           Think You Know If Someone Is Drowning When You See It?

            Maybe Not!  

           Check Out This Article For Revealing Information.

Public Boat Ramp Status

Every week we get emails asking about the boat ramp situation on the Lake. Since the closing of McQueeney Marina, there are currently NO public ramps or private, fee based boat ramps on Lake McQueeney. While the Lake is a public waterway, the State has not provided public access. Existing boat ramps are either those that are maintained by various subdivisions for their residents use or other ramps on private property. GBRA is looking at the situation in conjunction other state agencies as they develop their Lake Management Plan. We will post any updates on changes they institute as they occur. FOLM is not a governmental agency and has no authority regarding the opening or maintaining of boat ramps. Inquiries should be directed to GBRA and/or Texas Parks and Wildlife.

FOLM partners with the Guadalupe Basin Coalition in Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program (EARIP)

Click Here for more about FOLM’s active role in protecting the aquifer, our springs, river flow, and water sources.
See latest news about the US Fish and Wildlife approval of plans.

This will be one of the most important issues we deal with in the coming years.

Invasives Hide Here. Clean Your Boat. Save Your Lake.


Do You Move Your Boat To And From Different Lakes?

What you can’t see can damage your boat and harm Texas lakes.

Zebra mussels are an invasive species that produce millions of microscopic larvae that can hide in your boat. Adults reach 1 ½ inches and attach to your boat’s motor, hull and to other hard surfaces. Zebra mussels can seriously hamper your boat’s performance and are devastating to our native plants, fish and wildlife.  They also threaten our water supply.


Watch this short video to learn how you save your boat and our lakes by preventing the spread of zebra mussels when you properly clean, drain and dry your boat, trailer and gear.

Learn more about zebra mussels at

Hello Zebra Mussels. Goodbye Texas Lakes.


Video on how to stop the spread of invasive species


Remember GBRA Watercraft Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations to the right were passed during the March 22, 2006 Guadalupe- Blanco River Authority’s Board of Directors meeting. Representatives from theTexas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office and Lake- Wide Associations met with GBRA staff to consider regulations to enhance water safety regarding the equipment and operation of towed or pulled recreation devices; and to discuss water-safety issues in general. A Resolution was drafted and reviewed by the TPWD, Sheriff’s Office and the Lake-Wide Associations before being presented to the GBRA Board. The GBRA Resolution establishes rules and regulations for the equipment and operation of certain recreational devices referred to as and Regulations For Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid, Lake Nolte (Meadow Lake), Lake H-4 (Lake Gonzales) and Lake H-5 (Lake Wood) in Comal, Guadalupe and Gonzales counties.

Special Traffic Rules For Treasure Island Bridge

GBRA has also established “traffic lanes” under the Treasure Island Bridge. Click the link below to see the map that shows the “lanes” for boats and PWCs passing under the bridge. Any jet ski (PWC) passing under the bridge will be at a no wake speed. Signage will also be posted on the bridge to designate lanes.

Fishing, stopping or anchoring within 100 feet of the bridge is prohibited. The towing of tubes or other inflatables is prohibited under the bridge.

See Map of Traffic Lanes

GBRA's Resolution plus other Resolutions currently in place can be found on the GBRA website,, under Lake Management.

Note: GBRA has restricted traffic upstream by PWC's (jet skis and wave runners) from the powerhouse across from the Bandit to the Dunlap Dam. See here for more details.

- Fixed Ramps, Rails Prohibited
The installation of fixed ramps, rails, or other devices for the use of riding or sliding with a wake-board is prohibited.

- Towing or Pulling of Inflatables
A motor powered boat or PWC towing or pulling of an inflatable device, or other devise known as a “water-toy” herein referred to as “inflatable” that is attached by rope or other method to a motor powered boat or PWC must be operated so that the motor powered boat or PWC AND the “inflatable” maintain a minimum distance of 50 feet from another vessel, the shoreline, or a fixed structure at all times, except when operating at head-way speed. This regulation does not apply to an operator or individual pulling or towing a skier or wake-boarder utilizing a hand-held rope or lanyard.

Violations of these regulations is a Class C misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of $25 to $500.

- A Note About Hazardous Wakes and Wakesurfing
Recognizing the limited size and narrow features of many areas of Lake McQueeney, wake surfing and large wakes can destroy bulkheads and create dangerous conditions for other boaters. So please be respectful of other boaters and homeowners when engaging in this activity.

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Have some fun pictures (old or new) you want to share?

If they are related to Lake McQueeney, contact Rick Thelen via the contact page. We will try to put new pictures on the site from time to time to keep it interesting.

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Friends of Lake McQueeney •  P.O. Box 781, McQueeney, Texas, 78123