Fort Parker State Park Lake
Location: South of Mexia on Texas Highway
Surface area: 725 acres
Maximum depth: 6 feet
Lake Level: Available at State Park office
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet
Normal Clarity: Very turbid
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Fort Parker State Park
Route 3 Box 95
Mexia, Texas 76667
Lotus, cutgrass, bulrush
Predominant Fish Species
Available at the park office (254) 562-5751
Being located within a state park, this lake is regulated as a Community Fishing Lake.
Fort Parker Lake is not known as a great fishing hole. Management and stocking efforts to improve the fishery have met with little success. Years of flooding from the muddy Navasota River have taken a toll on this otherwise scenic lake, which has become severely silted in since impoundment in 1935. Fishing for blue and channel catfish is the best option. Boaters should exercise caution: at low water levels, it's easy to run aground.
This lake has isolated brush piles, shallow aquatic vegetation, and some rocks, but little else.
Largemouth bass and crappie fishing can be very good in the lower portion of the reservoir if fishing around habitat such as a submerged tree or shoreline vegetation when the lake is full. White bass are seasonally abundant just downstream of the dam; contact park personnel for current conditions.