Practice social distancing even when outdoors.

Please follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Check the status of the location you're planning to fish.

Some fishing access points are closed. As always, a valid fishing license is required and you must follow Texas fishing regulations, which can be found in the Outdoor Annual.

See list of temporary closures and operations adjustments.

TPWD District Fisheries Office

6200 Hatchery Road
Fort Worth, TX 76114
(817) 732-0761
Raphael Brock, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

Nearby State Parks:


Lake Arlington

Public Access Facilities

Return to Lake Arlington fishing page

Lake access is excellent with three boat ramps located on the lake. The City of Arlington requires a boat usage permit, ($30 annual, $15 seniors, $5 daily). For details, choose a point on the map or a name in the chart below.

Clickable map of lake Richard Simpson Park Bowman Springs Eugene McCray Park

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A: Richard Simpson Park

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B: Bowman Springs

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C: Eugene McCray Park

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Richard Simpson Park
Bowman Springs Park
Eugene McCray Park