6566 Pearl Ranch Road
Fort Worth, TX 76126
About Benbrook Lake
Benbrook Lake stretches along the Clear Fork branch of the Trinity River in the Texas Prairies Lakes region and works hard to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors to the region. The 3,800-acre reservoir was created by the US Army Corps of Engineers to mitigate the risk of repeated catastrophic flooding from flooding from the river and its tributaries.
The reservoir was originally planned as part of a planned shipping channel, but after several major floods, construction began in 1947 and was completed in 1952. The reservoir was first fully refilled in 1957, when a new dam prevented millions of dollars in damage by containing potential flooding. However, this alone did not prevent the flood that was worth it, and the dam plans were abandoned in favour of the construction of Benbrook Lake, the largest reservoir in the United States.
Over the years, Benbrook Lake has become an important source of drinking water for Tarrant County, Texas, and has since become one of the largest reservoirs in the United States and one of the second largest in North America. The reservoir is now used by the water authority of the water district of Tar and retains water rights.
The normal water level of the lake is 694 feet, but the reservoir has a capacity of 724 feet, which would absorb as much water as it could absorb if needed, and includes a few meters more as a safety measure. To contain possible flooding, the US Army Corps of Engineers owns and maintains the ocean properties to contain flooding.
The land is good for public use, as the Corps maintains and operates three large recreational complexes, two of which are leased to the City of Benbrook and the City of Fort Worth, respectively. The lake is a popular destination for all types of boat trips, including kayaking, canoeing, paddling, fishing and other recreational activities. There is an improved swimming area with swimming pool, picnic areas, picnic area, amphitheater and water park.
The marina and riding stables are operated by concessionaires, and the area around the stable serves as a riding and leisure area.
Activities on land include kayaking, canoeing, paddling, fishing, swimming, horse riding and other activities for children and adults.
The campsites are beehive sites, but reservations are recommended to reserve a place.
Benbrook Lake also offers excellent fishing opportunities for anglers and, like many large Texas reservoirs, it is known for its ability to catch a variety of small, medium and large fish, as well as large, large and medium fish.
Tournaments are held regularly on the lake and baits for fishing are sold in the marina concession, which also offers boat storage.
Fishing boats are available in the Dutch Branch Park to facilitate inshore fishing, but in certain areas restrictions are in place for inshore fishing and visitors should contact park officials before fishing. Whitefish and hybrid bass can be caught at Benbrook Lake, as can other lakes and rivers in the park.
Bird lists for Benbrook Lake are available from the Corps in collaboration with the local Audubon Society. The park offers hunting permits issued by lottery, and the area around Lake Benbrock is known for its large number of birds of prey and a variety of other wildlife.
It is no wonder that Benbrook Lake is so popular with local vacationers, offering visitors a variety of lakeside activities and attractions that the city of Fort Worth has to offer.
With an annual inventory of shows, the Fort Worth Rodeo Club and Benbrook Lake Rodeo Club regularly produce rodeos in the area. The Fort Worth Botanical Garden offers a variety of plants and animals, as well as a wide range of outdoor activities for children and adults. Fortworth Zoo offers a variety of constantly changing exhibits, from animals to birds, birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians to some reptiles.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History includes a variety of exhibits on the history of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the United States. This well-known museum is one of the largest and most popular natural science museums in North America and the second largest museum in Texas.
Near Benbrook Lake there are many activities young family members can enjoy, such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and much more. The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge offers a variety of outdoor activities for children and adults, as well as a wide range of educational activities.
The Fort Worth - Dallas Metroplex is indeed known for all kinds of shopping, entertainment and nightlife. Dallas is said to have one of the largest shopping centers in the United States with more than 1,000 shops and restaurants. There is no reason that teenagers should ever claim boredom, even on the occasional rainy day.
There are properties on the shores of Benbrook Lake, and occasionally you will find private apartments. Sometimes there is a lot of lake view, but sometimes not so much, especially in summer.
So if you don't want to camp, there are plenty of more luxurious accommodation and nearby towns offer a wide range of camping options such as campsites, cabins or even hotels.
Spend some time at Benbrook Lake and it will probably be your favorite vacation destination and you will probably have a great time.