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Bardwell Lake
4000 Observation Drive
Ennis, TX 75119-1339
Phone: (972) 875-5711

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See the Bardwell Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: To Bardwell Lake Headquarters Office, from Dallas head south on I-45 towards Houston. Head 36.4 miles to exit 247, US-287 North/Congressman Joe Barton Parkway towards Waxahachie/ Ft.Worth. Head north 3.4 miles to Ensign Rd. Turn left and go 1.5 miles to Observation Dr. Turn right on Observation Dr. and go 1.5 miles to the Bardwell Lake Headquarters Office.

  • To Love Park Swim Beach and Boat Ramp, from Dallas head south on I-45 towards Houston. Head 36.4 miles to exit 247, US-287 north/Congressman Joe Barton Parkway towards Waxahachie/ Ft.Worth. Head North 4.1 miles to the Kaufman/Italy exit that leads to intersection of Texas State Highway 34. Left on Texas State Highway 34 heading southwest .2 miles to Lake View road. Turn left on Lake View and follow 2 miles to the intersection of Beach Road. Go straight on Beach road .04 miles to the Love Park entrance.
  • To High View Park campground and marina, from Dallas head south on I-45 towards Houston. Head 36.4 miles to exit 247, US-287 north/Congressman Joe Barton Parkway towards Waxahachie/ Ft.Worth. Head north 4.1 miles to the Kaufman/Italy exit that leads to intersection of Texas State Highway 34. Turn left on Texas State Highway 34 heading southwest 2.4 miles to High View Road. Park is located .03 miles at the end of the road.
  • To Waxahachie Creek Park, from Dallas head south on I-45 towards Houston. Head 36.4 miles to exit 247, US-287 north/Congressman Joe Barton Parkway towards Waxahachie/ Ft.Worth. Head north 4.1 miles to Kaufman/Italy exit that leads to intersection of Texas State Highway 34. Turn left on Texas State Highway 34 heading southwest 2.9 miles to Bozek Rd. Turn right on Bozek Road. Park is 1.5 miles at the end of Bozek road.
  • To Mott Park from Dallas head south on I-45 towards Houston. Head 36.4 miles to exit 247, US-287 North/Congressman Joe Barton Parkway towards Waxahachie/ Ft.Worth. Head North 4.1 miles to Kaufman/Italy exit that leads to intersection of Texas State Highway 34. Left on Texas State Highway 34 heading southwest 4.9 miles to FM 985. Turn left on FM 985, go 1.4 miles , Mott Park will be on the left.

    Lake History

    Factoid: Bardwell Lake is located in the Blackland Prairie region of southwestern Ellis County. Built in 1965 for flood control by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Bardwell Lake is located two miles southwest of Ennis off of State Highway 34. The US Army Corps of Engineers offers a wide variety of recreation to visitors. Camping, fishing, and picnicking are just a few of the recreational opportunities offered at Bardwell Lake. Please visit the Bardwell Lake website link located at the bottom of the page for additional information.

    Age & Disability Discount Passes

    Recreation areas 1 - 8 of 8 at Bardwell Lake

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     Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Buffalo Creek Wetlands                   H
    High View Marina         X D        
     Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area High View Park  Link ro reservation at rec.gov E D   X X     A GS   BE  
     Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Little Mustang Creek       X            
     Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Love Park  Link ro reservation at rec.gov       X     A GS     H
     Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Mott Park  Link ro reservation at rec.gov E N D   X X         BE  
     Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Overlook Park                    
     Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Waxahachie Creek Park  Link ro reservation at rec.gov E N D   X X     A       H M
     Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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    XExists at lake
    Camping
    EElectric Campsites
    NNon-electric Campsites
    TPull Through Campsites
    GGroup Camping
    DDump Station
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    CFish Cleaning Stations
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    PFishing Piers
    Picnic
    APicnic Area
    GGroup Picnic
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    BEBeach
    PSwimming Pool
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    BBike Trails
    QEquestrian Trails
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    IHiking Trails - Interpretive
    ROff Road Vehicle Trails
    FFitness Trails
    WWater Trails
    SSnow Mobile Trails
    CCCross Country Skiing Trails
    MMultipurpose Trails


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