Praries & Lakes
Fairfield Lake
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. 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 in a sparsely populated area of East Texas, 5 miles northeast of Fairfield. 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 and go to the Fairfield Lake State Park Home Page. The park is located 6 miles northeast of Fairfield on Lake Fairfield. From Fairfield, take FM 2570 to FM 3285.
The lake is located 5 miles northeast of Fairfield, Texas off FM 488.