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Lake Waxahachie Information:
This 656 surface acre lake was formed by impounding Prong Creek in 1956; the maximum lake depth is 48 feet. Predominant fish species include channel and blue catfish, crappie, largemouth bass and white bass. Lake maps are not available. There are three city parks located on the north side of the lake on Lakeshore Drive. The lake is located just south of Waxahachie on the west side of FM 877. The parks are located along Lakeshore Drive on the north side of the lake, west of FM 877. The lake and parks are managed by the City of Waxahachie. (972) 937-7330, Ext. 182. The lake is located just south of Waxahachie on the west side of FM 877. The parks are located along Lakeshore Drive on the north side of the lake, west of FM 877.  Current Lake Level  TPWD Public Access Facilities Map   
 
Boat Dock Park on Lake Waxahachie:
Amenities include fishing and swimming areas, a playground, picnic tables, restrooms and a paved boat ramp with parking for 20 vehicles. This boat ramp is open year round, but access may be restricted when the water is low. No ramp or park fees apply. The park and lake are managed by the City of Waxahachie. (972) 937-7330, Ext. 182. This park is located on the north shore near the dam. From Waxahachie, take FM 877 southeast for 1 mile. Go right on Lakeshore drive and look for the ramp located immediately on the left.
 
Jetti Park on Lake Waxahachie:
Amenities include a paved boat ramp with parking for 5 vehicles. This boat ramp is open year round, but access may be restricted when the water is low. No ramp or park fees apply. The park and lake are managed by the City of Waxahachie. (972) 937-7330, Ext. 182. From Waxahachie, take FM 877 southeast for 1 mile. Go right on Lakeshore drive and drive 0.5 miles to the ramp.
 
Spring Park on Lake Waxahachie:
Amenities include a paved boat ramp with parking for 5 vehicles, picnic tables, a playground, restrooms, fishing and a swimming area. This boat ramp is the best one to use when the lake is low. Open year round; no fees apply. The park and lake are managed by the City of Waxahachie. (972) 937-7330, Ext. 182. From Waxahachie, take FM 877 southeast for 1 mile. Go right on Lakeshore drive and drive 0.75 miles to the ramp.
 
Birding Ellis County:
Texas Bird Checklist with Photos
Oaks & Prairies & Osage Plains Bird Checklist
Ellis  & Navarro Counties Bird Checklist for North Central Texas
Ellis County Bird Checklist with Photos
 
Fishing Lake Waxahachie:
Predominant fish species include channel and blue catfish, crappie, largemouth bass and white bass. All species are currently managed under state regulations. Lake maps are unavailable. Current Lake Level  Current Survey Report   Lake Records  Stocking History  Latest Survey Report
 
ShareLunker Program, Largemouth Bass:
The ShareLunker program began in 1986 as a way to improve Texas’ largemouth bass population by selectively breeding trophy fish. It is limited to largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more. Fish must be weighted on certified or legal for trade scales. Possession of the live fish must be transferred to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department representative within 12 hours after capture. Since the program’s inception, more than 400 largemouth bass have been donated from 55 public reservoirs and more than a dozen private lakes. As the program grew it became apparent that a new fish hatchery that was specifically tailored to the program was needed. Specifications called for the facility to be built within 50 miles of Lake Fork, because the majority of big fish are caught there. In 1998 the Edwin L. Cox, Jr., Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas was completed. Call (903) 681-0550. 24 hour pager: 1-888-784-0600. Rules for Certified Hand Held Scales