JOE POOL LAKE
HISTORY OF JOE POOL
The end result of more than 25 years of planning and over a decade of construction. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Trinity River Authority, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the Joe Pool Lake Planning Council all collaborated to plan and construct the Reservoir. Once the lake opened in 1989, Joe Pool quickly became a favorite destination for residents of the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex. Today the lake and the amenities found along its shores allow visitors to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreational pursuits. Whether you prefer to go bird watching or fishing, jet skiing or barbecuing or like to spend time in your boat or your camper you can find everything you need to have a great time at Joe Pool Lake.
Cedar Hill State Park
Primitive Campsite $10 per night
Water & Electric Campsite $25 per night
Water, Electric (30/50 amp), & Sewer Campsite $30 per night
The daily entrance fee is charged in addition to any facility fees, unless otherwise stated ($5 per adult)
A maximum of 8 people can stay at each campsite.
Check out time is 2 p.m.
Loyd Park Campgrounds
(fees do not include vehicle admission to the park)
Campsite – Basic, per night $20
Campsite – Lake View, per night $23
Campsite – Lake Front, per night $28
Group Campsites, per night $175
(all cabin prices exclude tax and one free vehicle admission)
1 bedroom (Mon-Thurs) – $100
1 bedroom (Fri-Sun) – $125
1 bedroom (Holidays & Holiday Weekends) – $150
2 bedroom (Mon-Thurs) – $125
2 bedroom (Fri-Sun & holidays) – $150
2 bedroom (Holidays & Holiday Weekends) – $175
MAIN SPORT FISH
For white and black crappie, their hybrids and subspecies, minimum length limit = 10 inches. Daily bag limit = 25 in any combination.
For largemouth bass, length limit is a 14-21” slot. Bass 14 inches and less or 21 inches or greater in length may be retained. Only one largemouth bass 21 inches or greater may be retained each day. For smallmouth bass (if present), minimum length = 14 inches. Daily bag limit for all four species of black bass = 5 in combination.
For channel and blue catfish, their hybrids and subspecies, minimum length limit = 12 inches and daily bag limit = 25 in any combination. For flathead catfish, minimum length = 18 inches and daily bag limit = 5.Share the amazing things customers are saying about your business. Double click, or click Edit Text to make it yours.
From Texas Parks and Wildlife:
The upper third of both arms of Joe Pool Lake is covered with the timber that was left in the lake when it filled. The lower end was cleared, but several large marked brush piles were constructed prior to filling. Numerous flooded stock ponds, bridges, roadbeds, and other features were left as structure when the lake was built. Hydrilla is found throughout the lake, especially near the dam.
Tips & Tactics
Largemouth bass are often found associated with hydrilla, pondweed, and underwater structural features. Crappie fishing is good under the bridges that cross the two arms of the lake and white bass school in the lower portion of the lake. Find channel catfish near the creek channels.