6200 Hatchery Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76114
Rafe Brock, Biologist
Mountain Creek Lake
Location: In Dallas County four miles southeast
of Grand Prairie on Mountain Creek, a tributary of the Trinity
Surface area: 2,493 acres
Maximum depth: 26 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 456 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-3 feet
Normal Clarity: Stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority
2233A Mountain Creek Pkwy.
Dallas, Texas 75211
A stand of lotus occurs near the northwest corner of the dam. Some coontail and emergent plants are found scattered around the lake.
Predominant Fish Species
The Texas Department of State Health Services has placed a consumption advisory on Mountain Creek Lake due to PCB contamination. Persons are advised not to consume any fish from this reservoir.
The upper two thirds of the reservoir is silted in, with average depth less than 4 feet. The only structures in the lake are the rip rap on the dam and rip rap on the airfield runway that extends into the lake.
The area around the runway and western shore near the dam has enough structure to hold largemouth bass. White crappie are associated with any type of structure found in the lake. Catfish and white bass are attracted to the heated discharge canal on the eastern part of the lake near the dam.