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Joe Pool Lake is a Reservoir in Dallas, Texas.

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Joe Pool lake is mostly fed by Mountain Creek and Walnut Creek and drains north into Mountain Creek leading into Mountain Creek Lake. Joe Pool Lake is one of the few lakes in Texas that actually drains to the north. Joe Pool lake impounds water in two arms formed by Mountain Creek and Walnut Creek. The Mountain Creek Water Shed is in the Upper Trinity River Basin and has a length of 37 miles and a total drainage area of 304 square miles.

Fishing Description: 

Joe Pool lake opened with tremendous fishing pressure owing to the fact it lies within 30 miles (48 km) of four million people. Restrictive limits were put in place to protect the fish from overharvest and fishing has remained good to this point.

Largemouth bass are the most popular sport fish in the reservoir.

Fishing Cover / Structure: 

The upper third of both arms of Joe Pool Lake is covered with the timber that was left in the lake when it filled. The lower end was cleared, but several large marked brush piles were constructed prior to filling. Numerous flooded stock ponds, bridges, road beds, and other features were left as structure when the lake was built. Hydrilla is found throughout the lake, especially near the dam.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

Largemouth bass are often found associated with hydrilla, pondweed, and underwater structural features. Crappie fishing is good under the bridges that cross the two arms of the lake and white bass school in the lower portion of the lake. Find channel catfish near the creek channels.

Fishing Tips From Users: 

Marked brush piles offer habitat in the lower end of the reservoir which are often good for both bass and crappie. In the Walnut Creek arm, the old creek channel is a good place to look for bass.

Facilities and Parks: 

Britton Park
$5 per day vehicle

6 a.m. - 10 p.m. March - October 28 Closed - October 29 through February 25 Open - weekends in October

Boat ramp Parking lot Restroom

Loyd Park
3401 Ragland Road Grand Prairie, Texas 75052 Phone: (817) 467-2104 Fax: (817) 467-4931

$10 per vehicle up to six people $12 Campsites per night (campsites limited to 2 vehicles, 8 people) $100/night One bedroom cabin $125/night Two bedroom cabin


791 acres (3.20 km2) park offers campers of all types a tranquil, natural tree-filled setting. Boat Ramp Hiking Trails Restrooms Overnight Campgrounds Picnic Areas Cabins

Lynn Creek Park
Lake Ridge Parkway just north of Lynn Creek Marina on Joe Pool Lake.

$10 per vehicle daily fee Call 817-467-2104 for reservations
Residents of Grand Prairie get in free (a valid Texas Driver's License with a Grand Prairie address is required).

6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily March through October

784 acres (3.17 km2) restrooms, showers, two boat ramps with eight lanes, a swimming beach, and a concession stand. almost 100 picnic sites, group picnic pavilions, sand volleyball courts and an amphitheater.

Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382 Cedar Hill, Texas 75104 (972) 291-3900

Adult: $5.00 per person Children 12 & Under: Free Campsites: Regular (Developed): $20.00 per night Primitive: $7.00 per night


784 acres (3.17 km2)

Features 355 mostly wooded campsites with a shade shelter over some of the picnic tables. Mountain Biking, Bird Watching, Picknicking, Joe Pool Marina, Fishing.


Lynn Creek Marina
A marina and restaurant located on the north side of the lake, just off Lake Ridge Parkway near the Lynn Creek Park entrance. The Lynn Creek Marina has more than 500 wet slips for fishing, pleasure and sail boats.

The marina does a brisk business in boat rentals and has an indoor-outdoor fishing area where non-boaters can fish for $5 for 12 hours ($3 for children and seniors). Next door to the marina, the popular Oasis restaurant features open air dining and live weekend entertainment over the lake's waters.


US Army Corps of Engineers
PO Box 872
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104
(972) 299-2227

Joe Pool Lake
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