Marine Creek offers peaceful recreation

By December 3, 2019
Built to manage flooding that routinely impacted the Fort Worth Stockyards, Marine Creek Lake is also a recreation destination for runners, swimmers and fishermen and women. The lake, which is more than 250 acres in size, was funded in 1950 with the first phase of the Trinity River Floodway System in Fort Worth.


Today, Marine Creek Lake is known for its 6-miles of scenic trails that make a loop around the beautiful and quiet lake. The lake’s fishing habitats are managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Inland Fisheries, and have made headlines in the news this year when the the first ShareLunker Legacy Class fish of the 2019 season was caught.


Marine Creek Lake TRWD


In addition to fishing, the Fort Worth Rowing Club also practices at the lake. The no-wake rule provides the perfect location to train.


The lake is used by rowers, triathlon swimmers and the Ski Club. For detailed maps on sharing the space, click here


If you do want to take your boat on the water, TRWD has built two trailheads with boat ramps / water access points. View the Trinity Trails map to see their exact location. If you would like to host an event at Marine Creek Lake, please complete this permit form.



In 2018, the City of Fort Worth approved bonds for a trail extension that will connect Marion Sansom Park to Marine Creek Lake.
Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.01 550.00 0.01
Benbrook 695.98 694.00 1.98
Bridgeport 824.03 836.00 -11.97
Cedar Creek 322.34 322.00 0.34
Eagle Mountain 648.97 649.10 -0.13
Lake Worth 591.38 594.00 -2.62
Richland-Chambers 315.45 315.00 0.45
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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