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Bardwell Lake Parks and Camping There are six developed park areas at Bardwell Lake.

Mott Park

The park consists of approximately 270 acres with development on approximately 54 acres, and is located on the west side of the lake. Access to the area is a paved road that connects to FM 985. Existing facilities include an attended entrance station, sanitary dump station, 33 campsites with water and electric hook-ups, 7 campsites without hook-ups, one vault toilet and one waterborne restroom with showers, one 4-lane boat ramp, one courtesy dock, one group camping shelter, two designated fishing areas, and one swim beach with 3 covered benches. The group camping shelter has facilities to accommodate 4 recreational vehicles and up to 100 people.

The recreation season opens April 1 and closes on September 30 each year.

High View Park

The park is on the west side of the lake and consists of approximately 155 acres with development on 84 acres. A paved county road leading from the State Highway 34 provides access to the park. Existing facilities include an attended entrance station, sanitary dump station, 39 campsites with water and electric hook-ups, two vault toilets and one waterborne restroom with showers, one 4-lane boat ramp, two courtesy docks, 10 picnic sites, one full service marina and one designated swim beach with 3 covered benches.

The park is open year-round.

Waxahachie Creek Park

The park is located in the upper reaches of the lake along the Waxahachie Creek arm of the lake. The park consists of approximately 205 acres with development on 63 acres. A paved county road leading from State Highway 34 provides access to the park. Existing facilities include an attended entrance station, one sanitary dump station, 69 campsites with water and electric hook-ups, 7 campsites without hook-ups, 13 picnic sites, 4 vault toilets, 2 shower facilities, two 4-lane boat ramps, one nature trail and one group camping shelter. The group camping shelter has facilities to accommodate 8 recreational vehicles and up to 200 people.

The park is open year-round.

Little Mustang Creek Park

This area is located in the upper reaches of the lake on a promontory formed by the confluence of Mustang Creek and Little Mustang Creek. The area consists of 163 acres with development on 12 acres to date. Access is via an existing paved county road and a road that was constructed as part of the relocation phase of the project. Existing recreational development consists of one 4-lane boat ramp and one courtesy dock. The area is open year-round.

Meadowview Nature Area

Formerly known as Bluebonnet City Park, this area is located on the northeastern shore of the lake and consists of 39 developed acres. Access is via a paved county road. The area was formerly leased to the City of Ennis and returned to the Corps of Engineers in 1994. Twenty covered picnic tables remain in the park. There are no sanitary facilities available at this time. The area is opened for the months of April and May for the Ennis Bluebonnet Festival. The rolling hills in the former campground are covered in bluebonnets and wild flowers each spring.

Love Park

This day use area is located on the southeastern shore of the lake and consists of 439 acres of which 49 acres have been developed. Access is via paved county and city roads. Existing development consists of a gatehouse, one 4-lane boat ramp, 20 covered picnic tables, two pit vault restroom facilities, drinking fountains, one volleyball court, one horse-shoe pit, one designated swim beach, and one day-use group shelter. The group shelter has ample parking, portable toilets, one volleyball court, ceiling fans, pedestrian lake access, and a trail to the swim area portion of the park. The shelter will accommodate up to 200 people.

The recreation season opens April 1 and closes on September 30 each year.

Advance camping reservations are available through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS™) at http://www.reserveusa.com or by telephone toll free at 1-877-444-6777.


Hours: The recreation season opens April 1 and closes on September 30 each year.
Address: One mile So of Ennis on TXHwy 34
Phone: 972-875-5711
Our Email: ceswf-od-br@swf.usace.army.mil

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