Location: On Pine Creek, a tributary of
the Red River, 5 miles north of Paris in Lamar County
Surface area: 1,060 acres
Maximum depth: 24 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 477 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate, 2-4 feet
Normal Clarity: Turbid
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Paris
Emergent varieties such as cutgrass and bulrush are abundant along shoreline. The age of the reservoir combined with the high turbidity limits the amount of submerged aquatic vegetation.
Predominant Fish Species
No topographic maps available
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Blue and channel catfish provide a limited sport fishery and many fish are of harvestable size. Prepared catfish baits and live bait such as shad or worms are effective baits for catfish. Largemouth bass catch rates are low, but this population is one of a few in Texas that contains no Florida bass. Crappie are abundant in the reservoir, but the population is dominated by small individuals.