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Benbrook Lake Camping The Corps of Engineers operates major parks on Lake Benbrook. Camping is permitted only at sites in the designated park campgrounds, and is not allowed in any other areas. Campsites with utility hookups are available in Holiday Park and the Bear Creek Campground of Mustang Park. Table sites without utilities are found in the Mustang Point Campground of Mustang Park and Rocky Creek Park. Mustang Point also allows primitive camping away from the designated table sites.

All other lands around the lake are open to pedestrian use. The one and one-half mile long top of dam is popular for joggers and bicyclists, but walking on the grassy downstream slope of the embankment of the dam is not allowed. Birdwatching, hiking, bicycling and fishing are popular activities at Benbrook Lake. Hunting in season is also allowed with a permit from the Corps' office, but no other shooting of any type of firearms is allowed at any time. Fireworks are not permitted anywhere on the lake. Other Special Events may be allowed with permission from the Lake Office.

Holiday Park Campground - The campground in Holiday Park is the largest campground on Benbrook Lake with has 105 designated campsites. Many of these campsites may be reserved through the NRRS

* Sixty-five sites have 20/30 amp electric and water hookups.
* Five of these campsites have enclosed screen shelters.
* Six campsites have 50 amp electric and water hookups.
* Thirty-four campsites have no hookups.
* All the campsites have a covered table, parking, and a cooker.
* There are three restrooms with showers in the park.
* Boat ramps at either end of the park have courtesy docks for assistance with loading and unloading of campers' boats.
* A fishing pier is located in the parks south end.
* Holiday Park has several miles of shoreline that with its generally gentle slope is popular for swimming. A designated swimming beach is located in the park. Pets and glass are prohibited in the swimming beach. Please be considerate in your use and disposal of glass in all park areas, as a piece of broken glass can easily spoil a day at the park.
* Drinking water hydrants and fountains are found at several locations throughout the park.
* There are four restrooms in the park.
* Three boat ramps provide access to the main body and west shoreline of the lake. Sailboarders especially find the shoreline here attractive for launching, with the prevailing southwesterly winds.
* The Fort Worth Thunderbirds Radio-controlled Model Airplane Club maintains a leased flying field in the park. The field is open to the public, but please contact the Fort Worth Thunderbirds before using the field. The scale model airplanes are always an attractive sight for spectators.

Mustang Park on the south end of the lake is divided into the Bear Creek campground, with camping facilities comparable to those in Holiday Park, and the Mustang Point campground. There are two reserveable group areas for both day use and overnight camping, and a designated swim beach and boat launch ramps.

Mustang Park, Bear Creek Campground has 40 designated campsites.

* All the campsites sites have 20/30 amp electric and water hookups.
* Six of the sites have 50 amp electric and water hookups, and two of these also have a sewer hookup.
* All the campsites have a covered table, parking, and a cooker.
* There are three restrooms in the park, one with showers.
* Boat ramps are located at either end of the park for access to both the body of the lake and the channel of Bear Creek.
* There is a group camping facility in the park. This has a large group pavilion with parking, lights, water and electric outlets, as well as six individual campsites. The campsites are located around the central group pavilion, and each site has its own parking, hookups and individual covered table. This area may be reserved by contacting the Benbrook Lake Office at 817-292-2400.

The Mustang Point Campground in Mustang Park provides open space, lakeshore access and primitive camping for those who prefer this type of setting. Mustang Point Campground has no designated campsites.

* There are nine covered table sites in the park area, but camping is not restricted to these locations.
* Mustang Point is the only area of the lake where vehicles are not required to stay on the paved roadways. In this area, you are free to pull off to any spot near the shoreline and set up your tent or RV and camp.
* Boat ramps provide access to both the body of the lake and the channel of Mustang Creek.
* There is a group facility in the park that may be reserved for either dayuse or overnight camping activities. This has a large group pavilion with parking, lights, water and electric outlets, as six individual pedestal hookups in the parking area for RV use. This area may be reserved by contacting the Benbrook Lake Office at 817-292-2400.

Mustang Park, Mustang Point Day Use Area - The Mustang Point Swimming Beach is a popular location. Picnicking is allowed anywhere in the beach area, although there are only a few covered table sites.

* All pets, animals and glass containers are prohibited in any swimming beach. Please be considerate in your use and disposal of glass in all park areas, as a piece of broken glass can easily spoil a day at the park.
* Please confine any fires to grills, fireplaces or other areas provided for this purpose. You may bring your own covered cooker for fire building.
* Drinking water hydrants and fountains are found at several locations throughout the park.
* There is one restroom in the park.
* There is a group facility in Mustang Point campground that may be reserved for dayuse activities. This has a large group pavilion with parking, lights, water and electric outlets, as six individual pedestal hookups in the parking area for RV use. This area may be reserved by contacting the Benbrook Lake Office at 817-292-2400.

Mustang Park, West Creek Circle Day Use Area

The West Creek Circle area of the Bear Creek Campground in Mustang Park provides fishing access to Bear Creek. Equestrian camping facilities are planned for this area in the near future.

Rocky Creek Park Campground - Rocky Creek Park on the east side of the lake provides more dayuse and picnic areas, as well as the Rocky Creek marina, boat launch areas, and a lovely wooded campground. The Rocky Creek Campground provides primitive campsites under tree cover along the Rocky and Primrose Branch creek channels. There are eleven campsites, each providing a covered table and parking, with a nearby water hydrant.

Rocky Creek Park Day Use Area

The Rocky Creek Campground provides an open peninsula with lots of shoreline for picnicking, swimming and fishing. Picnicking is allowed anywhere on the peninsula area, not only at the several covered table sites.

* Please confine any fires to grills, fireplaces or other areas provided for this purpose. You may bring your own covered cooker for fire building.
* Please be considerate in your use and disposal of glass in all park areas, as a piece of broken glass can easily spoil a day at the park.
* Drinking water hydrants and fountains are found at several locations throughout the park.
* There is one restroom on the peninsula, and two more at other locations in the park.
* The Rocky Creek Marina also offers campsites, along with other facilities and activities. Contact the marina at 817-346-2199.


Address: 2.5 miles south of Interstate Highway 20 on US Highway 377
Phone: 817-292-2400
Our Email: ceswf-od-bb@swf02.usace.army.mil
Reservations can be made for selected federal recreation facilities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by calling toll-free 1-877-444-6777 or by accessing the ReserveAmerica Home Page at http://reserveusa.com .

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