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WAXAHACHIE CK, TX
part ofBardwell Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewWaxahachie Creek Park is on the western shore of Bardwell Lake, less than an hour south of the Dallas-Fort Worth area in north-central Texas. City-dwellers frequent the park's campground and day-use area to enjoy outdoor activities without going far from home.
The lake has favorable fish and wildlife habitats, providing plenty of opportunities for fishing and hunting, and great locations for camping, boating and hiking. Deer, armadillo, rabbit, squirrel and a variety of bird species inhabit the area.
The park is located on the upper reaches of the lake, near the mouth of a main tributary, Waxahachie Creek. The word "Waxahachie" is believed to be the Tonkawa Native American word for "Buffalo Creek."
Many local fishermen consider Bardwell Lake one of the best kept secrets in the state. Bass fishermen seldom leave empty-handed. Crappie fishing is moderate, and catfish are usually excellent. The lake has a marina with fishing piers, two of which are enclosed (a small fee is charged for the use of these facilities), and there are several designated hunting areas around the lake, including those for duck hunting.
Waxahachie Creek Park offers something for everyone with 65 campsites with water and 30-amp electric service, seven non-electric campsites and one reservable group pavilion, which can accommodate up to 200 people. There is also a day use area for visitors who are not camping overnight.
Numerous amenities, as well as cultural and historical attractions, lie in the nearby cities of Dallas and Fort Worth.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Ennis, Texas: From Interstate 45, exit onto U.S. Highway 287 Bypass (exit #247). Travel 4.5 miles and exit at the Bardwell Lake exit sign. Turn left onto Highway 34 and travel three miles southwest to Bozek Road. Turn right at Bozek Road and travel 1.5 miles to the Waxahachie Creek Park entrance complex.
Mailing Address:WAXAHACHIE CK
930 BOZEK ROAD
ENNIS TX 75119
Phone Number:Information: (972)875-5711