CAMPING AND LAKE ACTIVITIES

City Marinas

The City owns a modern marina on Lake Bridgeport which includes 148 boat slips, (140 covered and 8 sailboat) in a wind protective cove. Public boat ramps are also available. Nearby you'll find camping and outdoor activities at Bay Landing, a Thousand Trails/NACO preserve and the Sid Richardson Boy Scout Ranch.

Marina slips are governed by a lease agreement. Payment for one (1) year rentals must be made in advance and must be renewed March 1. Lease automatically terminates at the end of the lease period. ID cards are issued to lessee and must be carried on their person when using the marina. Charge for a marina slip by individuals residing in Runaway Bay is $650.00 and outside the city is $1,200.00


Canoeing and Kayaking:

Visit Chupacabra Point Paddling Trail made possible through a partnership between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the City of Runaway Bay. Located at 738 Marco Drive (Intersection of Blue Fathom Drive and Marco Drive), within the City of Runaway Bay.


Lake Bridgeport

Location
Lake Bridgeport is located some 45 miles northwest of the City of Ft. Worth and about 5 miles west of the City of Bridgeport, in Wise County. This lake is in the Trinity River Basin-North Central portion of the State.

Recreation
Open to the General Public from a number of Public and Private Use Areas - Boating, sailing, water skiing, skin diving, and swimming. Numerous Boat Launching sites are available. Fishing - Crappie, Black, White and Sand Bass, Perch and Channel Cat are among the common catches.

Facts and Figures

River
The lake is on the West fork of the Trinity River.

Construction
The lake was constructed by the Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District Number One between 1929 and 1931.

The dam was completed and the reservoir placed in service in December, 1931. Impounded: 1932, renovated in 1972 with a new spillway.

Purpose
A Multi-purpose lake, erected for Water Conservation and Flood Control purposes.

Owner
The Lake is owned, operated and maintained by the Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District Number One.

Cost
$2,316,000.00

Lake Features

  • Covers nearly 13,000 water surface acres
  • Conservation Storage - 386,539 acre feet
  • Flood Control Storage -537,295 acre feet
  • Total Capacity of Lake - 923,814 acre feet
  • Spillway - gated concrete overflow type
  • Height of Dam - 137 feet; length 1,800 feet
  • Lake Design Elevation - 836 feet above mean sea level
  • Average Depth - 30 feet; Maximum Depth - 85 feet Shoreline - Approximately 170 miles.