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Lake
Description
Amon G. Carter
Acres: 1,848

Near town of
Bowie
Reservoir providing a variety of water sports including skiing, boating, fishing and swimming. Other activities include camping (at lake side) and picnicking. Located about 6 miles south of Bowie via FM 1125.
Aquilla
Acres: 3,280

Near town of
Hillsboro
Located approximately 10 miles southwest of Hillsboro via I-35, FM 310.
Arlington
Acres: 2,275

Near town of
Arlington
Scenic lake operated & owned by the city. Activities include sailing, skiing and boating. Also commercial and city parks. Located in southwest Arlington off Loop 303.
Athens
Acres: 1,520

Near town of
Athens
Impoundment with boat ramps, picnic sites, commercial marina, camping (w/RV hookups), fishing, and swimming. Fish: bass, crappie and catfish. Located approximately4 miles east of Athens via Texas 31 east and Fm 2495 south. Athens Marina: public access for boating & fishing. Facilities: full-service RV hookups, restaurant, boat launch, and barge rental. Located at FM 2495 bridge. For info: 903-677-7490.
Bardwell
Acres: 3,570

Near town of
Ennis
Corps of Engineers impoundment on Waxahachie Creek with water sports activities - fishing, boating and water skiing. Lake side offers camping, parks w/boat launching ramps, and picnicking areas. Information at HQ - north end of dam via local roads approximately 4 miles southwest of Ennis. Also accessible from Corsicana, Waxahachie and Bardwell.
Bastrop
Acres: 968

Near town of
Bastrop
Constant-level lake in the 'Lost Pines' of Bastrop County. Managed by Lower Colorado River Authority with 2 lake side parks - South Shore Park & North Shore Park. Both offer fishing, swimming, boating and water skiing. Parks also have RV campsites, day use picnic areas, mini-cabins, pavilions, courtesy docks, boat ramps, fire ring/grills, and picnic tables. North Shore access via Texas 95 north, FM 1441 east. South Shore access via local road north form Texas 21 east. For information: 800-776-5272, ext. 3366. Located at FM 2495 bridge. For info: 903-677-7490.
Belton
Acres: 12,300

Near town of
Belton
Corps of Engineers lake - scenic impoundment of Leon River and several creeks. There are 13 public parks with picnic areas & camping, marina facilities & boat ramps, and fishing. Fish: catfish, panfish and crappie. Information is available from HQ at the dam - junction of FM 2271 and FM 439. Located northwest of Belton via Texas 317 north, FM 2271 west. Also accessible from Killeen and Temple.
Benbrook
Acres: 3,770

Near town of
Fort Worth
Corps of Engineers impoundment on Clear Fork of Trinity River. Lake side parks offer camping, trailer areas, drinking water, rest rooms, boat ramps, boat rentals, snack bar and fishing supplies. Information can be obtained from dam HQ's. Lake Shore dr. from US 377 at Benbrook. Located at a few miles southwest of Fort Worth. Also, accessible from Crowley and Cresson.
Bob Sandlin
Acres: 1,242

Near town of
Mount Pleasant
Reservoir on Big Cypress River with commercial marinas, cabins, fishing barges, boat ramps, restaurants and fishing. Bob Sandlin State Park on FM 127 and FM 21 provides day use & overnight camping, picnic sites, screened shelters, boat ramp, fishing pier and trails. Information can be obtained at lake HQ off FM 3417 from US 271 south of Mount Pleasant. Also accessible from Pittsburg. Lakes Monticello & Cypress Springs are adjacent.
Bonham
Acres: 1,020

Near town of
Bonham
Located on Timber Creek this lake is the water supply for the city of Bonham. A park near the dam on south shore offers picnic sites, rest rooms, camping and dump station. Located approximately 4 miles north of Bonham on Texas 78.
Brazos

Near town of
Waco
Stabilized course of Brazos River going through Waco. Campsites and parks along lake.
Bridgeport
Acres: 13,000

Near town of
Bridgeport
Impoundment on the West Fork of Trinity River. Activities and facilities include fishing (year-round), swimming, picnic areas, campsites, boat ramps, boat rentals and other services. Site of Sid Richardson Boy Scout Camp (3,000 acre). Located approximately 4 miles west of Bridgeport off US 380. Also accessible from Decatur.
Cedar Creek Reservoir
Acres: 33,750

Near town of
Athens
Impoundment offering campsites, fishing, picnicking, boating and swimming. Located approximately 10 miles west of Athens north of Texas 31. Also accessible from Trinidad, Kemp, Malakoff and Mabank.
Cooper Lake
Acres: 19,000

Near town of
Cooper
Impoundment on the South Sulphur River with a 2 lane ramp at John's Creek Access near Klondike and a 4 lane boat ramp near the dam at Tira Access. Cooper Lake State Park has 2 units: South Sulphur unit on the south side offering camping, boat ramps, fishing, picnic facilities and swimming beach (all ADA approved); Doctor's Creek unit on the north of the dam offers the same amenities. Accessible from Commerce, Cooper, Sulphur Springs and Klondike.
Crook
Acres: 920

Near town of
Paris
Recreational and water supply lake operated by city of Paris. This lake offers lighted campsites and picnic areas, and water skiing. Fish: crappie, largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish and hybrid striped bass. Located approximately 3 miles northwest of Paris off US 271.
Cypress Springs
Acres: 3,400

Near town of
Mount Vernon
Scenic area offering shoreline parks, campgrounds and picnic areas, RV hookups, boat ramps, commercial marinas, swimming beach and rest rooms. Five parks include Dogwood Park, Mary King Park, Walleye Park, Overlook Park and W.D. Jack Guthrie Park. Excellent bird watching. Fishing for catfish and black bass. Located approximately 8 miles southeast of Mount Vernon via Texas 37 south, FM 2723 east. Also, accessible from Pittsburg.
Eagle
Acres: 1,200

Near town of
Eagle Lake
Impoundment well known for goose and duck hunting. Popular site for shooting resorts and hunting clubs. No fishing or boating. Located adjacent to city of Eagle Lake.
Eagle Mountain Reservoir
Acres: 9,200

Near town of
Fort Worth
Located on the West Fork of the Trinity River this lake serves for recreation (all water sports) and water supply for Fort Worth. Facilities include rest rooms, trailer areas, boat rentals, snack bars, launch ramps, fishing (good year round) and fishing supplies. Located approximately 12 miles northwest of Fort Worth via FM 1220. Also accessible from Rhome and Azle.
Joe Pool
Acres: 7,470

Near town of
Arlington
Situated on the Dallas and Tarrant counties line, this lake impounds water from Mountain Creek. Parks: Britton, Loyd and Lynn Creek. Cedar Hill State Park (2,000 acres on northshore) offers a variety of lake side activities. Excellent fishing. Accessible from Dallas, Grand Prairie, Arlington and Waxahachie.
Lewisville
(Formerly Garza-Little Elm Reservoir)
Acres: 29,952


Near town of
Lewisville
Very popular with the Dallas/Fort Worth area for water sports and recreation. Offers picnic areas, tent & RV camping, 24 hour fishing barge, pavilion, swimming beach and public facilities. Activities: water skiing, swimming, camping, sailing, picnicking, boat rentals, launch ramps, and marinas. For information: 972-434-1666. HQ located west end of dam off I-35E and Justin Road approximately 27 miles north of Dallas. For information on Lake Park: 972-219-3550. Also accessible from Denton, McKinney and Frisco.
Limestone
Acres: 14,200

Near town of
Groesbeck
Located on the upper navasota River lake level is dependent on rainfall and water use. Facilities: primitive camping, boat ramps, boating, and fishing. Fish: catfish, bass, crappie and panfish. Accessible from Groesbeck via Fm 937 south, Buffalo and Centerville.
Mexia
Acres: 1,200


Near town of
Mexia
Created by the Navasota River and lesser streams popular spot for swimming, skiing, boating, lake side camping and fishing (good year round). Located approximately 8 miles west of Mexia off US 84. Also accessible from Groesbeck.
Moss
Acres: 1,125

Near town of
Gainesville
City lake popular with the locals for fishing. Fish: Florida bass, black bass, sand bass and kentucky bass. No picnicking or camping facilities. Located approximately 12 miles northwest of Gainesville via FM 1201.
Mountain Creek
Acres: 3,050


Near town of
Dallas
Primarily for power generation this lake is also popular for boating and fishing. Located in southwest Dallas near Dallas naval Air Station and Grand Prairie (not shown on most maps). Accessible off US 80.
Navarro Mills
Acres: 5,070

Near town of
Corsicana
Corps of Engineers impoundment on Richland Creek with several public parks offering trailer and picnic areas, camping, boat rentals 7 launching, drinking water, rest rooms and fishing supplies. Good fishing. Located approximately 18 miles southwest of Corsicana off Texas 31. Also accessible from Hubbard and Hillsboro.
Nocona
Acres: 1,470


Near town of
Nocona
Impoundment on Farmers Creek with commercial marinas, picnicking, campsites with RV hookups, swimming area and boat ramps. Activities also include fishing and water skiing. Accessible approximately 3 miles northeast of Nocona via FM 1956 east and FM 3301 north.
Pat Cleburne
Acres: 1,550

Near town of
Cleburne
Owned by the city of Cleburne it is locally popular for fishing, skiing, swimming, power boating, sailing and other water sports. There are lake side service providers for anglers and boaters. Located approximately 5 miles west of Cleburne via US 67. Also accessible from Glen Rose.
Pat Mayes
Acres: 5,993


Near town of
Paris
Corps of Engineers impoundment on Sanders Creek. Public parks offer picnic and camping areas, boat ramps. Both boating and fishing are popular with food, bait and tackle nearby. For information contact project office (at dam) FM 906 - about 13 miles north of Paris off US 271. Also accessible from Arthur City and Chicota.
Proctor
Acres: 4,610

Near town of
Comanche
Corps of Engineers conservation with several parks. Facilities include lake side camping and picnicking, and boat ramps. Most parks offer rest rooms, showers and water and electricity. Water sports and boating are popular, as is fishing. Good hunting. For information contact HQ at dam - 8 miles northeast of Comanche off US 67/377 or 8 miles south of De Leon off Texas 12. Also accessible from Dublin.
Ray Hubbard
Acres: 22,745


Near town of
Dallas
Reservoir on the East Fork of the Trinity River. Provides lake side camps, marinas, vacation home areas, fishing and boating. Located approximately 10 miles east of Dallas off I-30. Also accessible from Garland, Mesquite, Rockwall, Forney and Rowlett.
Ray Roberts
Acres: 29,350

Near town of
Gainsville
Dam at river mile 60 on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Popular for boating, swimming, and fishing. Isle du bois State Park has more than 1,300 acres providing a 12 mile trail for hiking, equestrian, biking. Also accessible from Sanger, Pilot Point, Aubrey and Tioga as well as Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex.
Richland-Chambers Creek
Acres: 44,752


Near town of
Athens
Reservoir with lake side facilities under development. Currently available are: public boat ramps, lake side campground and marina. Fishing permitted. Fish: largemouth bass, sand bass, Florida-strain bass, coppernose bluegill, crappie and catfish. Information at HQ Tarrant County Water district Office - FM 416 east of I-45/streetman. Also accessible from Corsicana, Powell, Eureka, Kerens, Cayuga and Fairfield.
Somerville
Acres: 11,460

Near town of
Somerville
Corps of Engineers lake with 85 mile shore line provides many camping and park areas, public and commercial marinas. Information available at HQ located north end of dam off Texas 36. Lake Somerville State Park on north and south shores with facilities for water sports and camping. Located east of Somerville via Texas 36 north to lyons, FM 60 west. Also accessible from Brenham and Caldwell.
Squaw Creek
Acres: 3,228


Near town of
Glen Rose
Rocky shoreline on this unusually deep, clear lake. Provided excellent fishing (stocked) for smallmouth, spotted and hybrid striped bass, native game fish and walleye. Fee access. Located approximately 4 miles north of Glen Rose off Texas 144.
Stillhouse Hollow
Acres: 6,430

Near town of
Belton
Impoundment of the Lampasas River with broad areas of open water between steep, rocky shores. Public parks (5) offer camping, marina service, picnicking, fishing and boat ramps. Information available at Corps of Engineers HQ at dam FM 1670. Located 8 miles southwest of Belton, access via FM 1670 off US 190 west or via FM 2766 and FM 1670 west of I-35 from Saladao. Also accessible from Temple and Killeen.
Tawakoni
Acres: 36,700


Near town of
Greenville
Reservoir is one of larger lakes entirely within Texas and hosts: camps and parks, marinas. Facilities provided are: weather reporting station, boat ramps, designated water ski areas. Excellent fishing. Information available from Sabine River Authority at north end of Iron Bridge Dam off Fm 47 south of Point. Located approximately 16 miles southeast of Greenville off US 69. Also accessible from Wills Point, Quinlan, Commerce, Edgewood, Point, Loan Oak and Emory.
Texoma
Acres: 89,000

Near town of
Denison
Reservoir in both Texas and Oklahoma. Facilities include campgrounds (57), 110 picnic areas, trailer parks, 100+ shelter buildings and 80+ boat ramps. Purported to have some of the best fishing in the country. Maps and information are available at project HQ south end of the dam on US 91. Located a few miles north of Denison via US 91. Also accessible from Whitesboro and Sherman.
Waco
Acres: 7,270


Near town of
Waco
Impoundment of Bosque River with 60 miles of shoreline mostly within Waco city limits. Amenities: sand beaches, boating, swimming, fishing (year round), lake side camps, parks and marinas. Located at the northwest edge of Waco.
Walter E. Long
Acres: 1,269

Near town of
Austin
Located just east of Austin via FM 969 east, FM 973 north - this lake has been stocked with saltwater flounder and redfish, and native freshwater species. Primarily noted for fishing; boat ramps.
Waxahachie
Acres: 645


Near town of
Waxahachi
Built in the Trinity River Basin 4 miles southeast of Waxahachie. Recreational activities: water skiing, swimming, picnicking and fishing. Located off Howard Lane (FM 877).
Weatherford
Acres: 1,210

Near town of
Weatherford
City lake on Clear Fork of Trinity River with several public fishing areas. Commercial facilities are accessible. Located approximately 7 miles east of Weatherford via US 80/180 and FM 730.
Welsh Reservoir
Acres: 1,365

Near town of
Mount Pleasant
Impoundment popular for fishing and camping. Facilities include lake side camping areas, cabins, bait and tackle and boat ramps. Fish: crappie, largemouth bass, catfish and bream. Located approximately 11 miles southeast of Mount Pleasant via Texas 49 east and FM 1735.
White Rock
Acres: 1,119

Near town of
Dallas
Northeast Dallas most popular lake in White Rock Lake Park. Amenities include boating, fishing, picnicking and other park facilities. No skiing. (Lake is shown only on city maps) Access off Texas 78 and Loop 12.
Whitney
Acres: 23,560

Near town of
Whitney
Corps of Engineers impoundment on the Brazos River and one of the most popular areas in the nation. Lots of marinas, campsites, parks, vacation home development and recreational areas. Activities fishing (excellent) and scuba diving (depth nearly 100 feet). Lake Whitney State Park located on eastern shore. Located a few miles west of Whitney via FM 1244 or Fm 1713. Also accessible from Meridian, Hillsboro and Clifton.
Wood
Acres: 488

Near town of
Gonzales
Reservoir on the Guadalupe River (Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority) with recreational areas for picnicking, camping and RV hookups, fishing and rest rooms. Access to lake and river docks via boat ramps. Fish: catfish. largemouth bass, and crappie. Located approximately 5 iles west of Gonzales on US 90-A, then south on FM 2091.
Worth
Acres: 3,560

Near town of
Fort Worth
In northwest Fort Worth this lake is noted for scenic vistas along Meandering Drive. Popular for skiing, boating, and sailing. Both parks and picnic areas dot the shoreline. It is also the location of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. Accessible via local streets and roads from Texas 199.







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