Activities and Amenities
The campground is mostly open with a few trees providing shade at picnic areas and at some of the campsites. Westcliff is on a bluff overlooking the lake; while many of the campsites are directly on the shoreline, all campsites have a view of the lake.
The lake area is habitat for deer, wild turkey and water birds such as Great Blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds and even an occasional bald eagle. A man-made wetland on the opposite side of the lake was constructed to provide an additional 25 acres of wildlife habitat in the lake area.
With 136 miles of shoreline, Belton Lake offers a wide variety of recreation activities. Westcliff Park has a nice two-lane boat ramp and swimming beach, and a playground for children. The lake is also a popular fishing spot for hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, white bass, catfish and sunfish.
The campground has 31 sites, most of which have electric hookups for RVs and tents; Four are primitive tent-only sites without hookups.
All of the sites have a covered picnic table, grill and lantern pole. The facility also provides showers. The swim beach, restrooms, and boat ramp are available for both campers and day-users.
Belton Lake is located adjacent to the Fort Hood Army Base, which has several points of interest for the military buff.
The mural painted on the spillway wall of Belton Dam depicts the history of the Bell County area.