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

Exelon Corporation
2233A Mountain Creek Pkwy.
Dallas, Texas 75211
(214) 623-1018

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. The exotic invasive water hyacinth is present in patches around the reservoir.

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

Riprap habitat is abundant on the north side of the reservoir. Lotus occurs in various parts of the reservoir but mainly in the south end which is very shallow. Emergent vegetation in the form of water willow and bulrush is also abundant along the shoreline.

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.