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Fairfield Lake Information:  
The 2,150 acre Fairfield Lake is located in a sparsely populated area of East Texas. The lake was impounded on Big Brown Creek in 1969, and has a maximum depth of 49 feet. Texas Utilities constructed the dam and created Fairfield Lake as a cooling system for its power plant. The warm water draws people from all over the state for the fantastic winter fishing. Tournaments are held every weekend from November through February with teams from Dallas, Houston, Austin, Tyler and other cities hosting tournaments. The warm water also permits the lake to be stocked with Red Drum (Red Fish). The Texas state record of 44 inches and 36.83 pounds was taken on this lake. Lilly pads are abundant in the lake. Fairfield Lake State Park is located on the lake. The lake is located 5 miles northeast of Fairfield, Texas off FM 488.
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TPWD Public Access Facilities Map
 
Big Brown Creek:
The creek rises 3 miles southwest of Fairfield in central Freestone County and flows northeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on Tehuacana Creek, four miles east of Fairfield Lake. The stream is dammed in its middle reaches to form Fairfield Lake.
 
Fairfield Lake State Park Information:
This 1,460 acre park is located on the 2,400 surface acre Fairfield Lake in a sparsely populated area of East Texas, 5 miles northeast of Fairfield. Because the lake is warmed by the TXU Big Brown power plant, during the winter months people come from all over Texas to enjoy fantastic fishing. The parkland was acquired in 1971-1972 by lease from Texas Utilities and opened to the public in 1976. The endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker is found in the park. Park entrance and camping fees apply.For more park information, watch the Park Video.  The park is located 6 miles northeast of Fairfield on Lake Fairfield. From Fairfield, take FM 2570 to FM 3285. Fairfield Lake State Park Facilities Map
 
Fairfield Lake Directions:
The lake is located 5 miles northeast of Fairfield, Texas off FM 488.
 
Fairfield Lake State Park Directions:
The park is located 6 miles northeast of Fairfield on Lake Fairfield. From Fairfield, take FM 2570 to FM 3285.