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Lake Bridgeport

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.

  • Lake Access Points
  • Fishing Information

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.