Marine Creek Lake Park

Marine Creek Lake

TRWD Marine Creek Park - A Popular Running and Hiking Location in Fort WorthThe six-mile loop trail around Marine Creek Lake in northwestern Tarrant County provides the public with additional access to one of area's best kept secrets. Featuring a picturesque boardwalk and numerous benches that provide beautiful views of the lake, this trail is a perfect place to run, walk, ride bicycles or just unwind from a busy day with family and friends.

A new trailhead, which is near Tarrant County College’s Northwest Campus, features parking, restrooms, misters, water fountains, a new dock for canoes and kayaks and an improved boat ramp. Plus it includes lighted trailer parking for approximately 35 trailers and a courtesy dock.

Marine Creek Lake also provides excellent fishing opportunities for anglers. The 250-acre lake can be accessed by boat or by fishing from the shore, and includes fish species such as Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Channel Catfish, White Crappie and Sunfish.

Boat access

Activity upon this reservoir is governed by the general ordinance of the Tarrant Regional Water District, in addition to all applicable state and federal regulations pertaining to inland waterways.

Special Regulations for Marine Creek Lake:

Marine Creek Lake has been designated as a NO WAKE LAKE; no watercraft may
operate in a manner and speed so as to cause the waves from the watercraft
to crest.

Personal watercraft, water skiing, tubing or any similar activity is PROHIBITED except in designated areas by special permit.

The following are excerpts from the district's general ordinance and the
Texas Water Safety Act:

  1. No person shall be at a distance of more than 100 feet from the shoreline unless accompanied by a boat except within buoyed swimming areas.
  2. No person is permitted to wade or swim within 100 feet of boat launching areas, except within buoyed swimming areas.
  3. A motorboat must have at least one life preserver, life belt, ring buoy or other device of the sort prescribed by the regulations of the commandant of the Coast Guard for each person on board, so placed as to be readily accessible.

820 Trailhead and Boat Ramp Information

  • Located on the east side of the lake, off the 820 access road. 2700 NW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76179.
  • 1-lane paved ramp with parking for approximately 35 trailers
  • No fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by Tarrant Regional Water District (817) 237-8585
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Helpful Info


The trails around the lake are open seven days a week from 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

The lake is open 24 hours a day seven days a week


2700 NW Loop 820,
Fort Worth, TX 76179

Trail Rules and Regulations:

  • Day Use Only
  • No motorized vehicles off designated roadways
  • No campfires
  • No firearms, hunting
    or fireworks
  • No public consumption or display of alcoholic beverages
  • No littering - Carry out
    all trash

To Report a Problem

If you encounter a problem with the trail contact TRWD at 817-335-2491 or email.

For all other concerns, contact the police department
Visitors will notice 911 placards located along the trail system. Each sign has a specific set of geographic coordinates (similar to an address) to aide emergency responders in locating callers, simply relay the number on the nearest sign to the 911 dispatcher.