Bardwell Lake

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Campground Description

Built in 1963-65 to provide flood control and water conservation Bardwell Lake is 5.4 miles long and 1.2 miles wide. It has 3,570 acres of water and 3,918 acres of land. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates three campgrounds and one day-use park on Lake Bardwell. With six boat ramps, three picnic grounds, and three swim beaches operated by the Corps, and a privately run marina, there are ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors at Lake Bardwell.
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Posted by: TrailAPI on June 5, 2013


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Campground Activities

Many local fishermen consider Bardwell Lake one of the best kept secrets in the state. Bass fishermen seldom leave empty-handed. Crappie fishing is moderate, and catfish are usually excellent. The lake has a marina with fishing piers, two of which are enclosed (a small fee is charged for the use of these facilities), and there are several designated hunting areas around the lake, including those for duck hunting. The Bardwell Lake equestrian and multi-use trail begins at this facility. It provides over 13 miles of trails for horseback riding, biking or hiking. Visitors should be advised that the trail is located within a designated hunting area from September through March.

Campground Amenities

Boat Launch, Drinking Water, Dump Station, Flush Toilet, Grill, Hookup - Electric, Pets OK, Picnic Table, Showers, Vault Toilet

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Camping Fees

$14-$18 per night

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