TPWD District Fisheries Office

6200 Hatchery Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76114
(817) 732-0761
Rafe Brock, Biologist

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Mountain Creek Lake

Quick Links: Fishing Regulations | Angling Opportunities | Cover & Structure | Tips & Tactics

Lake Characteristics

Location: In Dallas County four miles southeast of Grand Prairie on Mountain Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River
Surface area: 2,493 acres
Maximum depth: 26 feet
Impounded: 1937

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 456 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-3 feet
Normal Clarity: Stained

Consumption Advisory in effect

Reservoir Controlling Authority

TXU Electric
2233A Mountain Creek Pkwy.
Dallas, Texas 75211
(214) 743-6600

Aquatic Vegetation

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

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

None available

Fishing Regulations

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.

Angling Opportunities
Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass     yes  
Catfish       yes
Crappie     yes  
White Bass     yes  
Fishing Cover/Structure

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.

Tips & Tactics

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.