Leon River

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For the Colombia river, see Leon River (Colombia).
A bridge over the Leon River in Belton.

The Leon River is a river in the U.S. state of Texas. It has three primary forks; the North, Middle, and South Leon rivers which meet near Eastland and then run for around 185 miles until it meets up with the Lampasas River and the Salado Creek to form the Little River near Belton.


Construction of Belton Dam on the Leon River began in 1947 and was completed in 1954. Belton Lake took less than two years to fill up and nearly overflowed in 1957. In October 1993 the Miller Springs Nature Center was constructed along the Leon River just downstream of Belton Dam.

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