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Counties
Camp, Marion, Morris, Upshur
Region
Pineywoods
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Lakes
Lake O' the Pines
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Lake O' the Pines Information:
The 16,919 surface acre Lake O' the Pineswas created by the construction of Ferrell’s Bridge Dam on the Big Cypress Bayou, approximately 81 miles upstream from its mouth on the Red River. The project was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1946. The lake was impounded in 1956. The lake provides water supply storage for the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District which serves the cities of Jefferson, Ore City, Lone Star, Avinger, Hughes Springs, Daingerfield, and most recently, Longview. The lake has 144 miles of shoreline and a maximum lake depth is 49.5 feet. Small lake towns include Ore City, Lone Star, Warlock and Coffeeville, Texas. Volunteer positions are available by calling (800) 865-8337. Lake O’ the Pines dam is located 10 miles west of Jefferson, Texas. From Jefferson, go west on SH 49 for 4 miles to FM 729. Go left on FM 729 and drive 4 miles to FM 726. Go left on FM 726 and drive 2 miles to the dam. Current Lake Level  Lake O' the Pines Facilities Map 
 
Big Cypress Bayou:
This 140 mile long bayou is sometimes called Big Cypress Creek. The bayou is formed in the southern part of Franklin County and flows eastward into Camp, Titus, Morris, Marion, and Harrison Counties. Two major water impoundments, Lake O' The Pines and Caddo Lake, are located on the Bayou. Lake Franklin County, a small impoundment, is located at the headwaters of the bayou. Big Cypress Bayou flows for approximately 38 miles in its upper reaches and an additional 34 miles between Lake O' The Pines and Caddo Lake. Running its entire course through a heavily forested region of northeast Texas, the upper reaches of the bayou are subject to varying water conditions and are not always suitable for recreational use. Log jams are prevalent when floating Big Cypress Bayou and may hinder navigation. Fish Stocking History 
 
Directions:
From Daingerfield, go south on U.S. 259 past Lone Star then east on FM 729 down the north side of the lake to FM 726 then west to the dam.
 
From Jefferson, go west on SH 49 for 4 miles to FM 729. Go left on FM 729 and drive 4 miles to FM 726. Go left on FM 726 and drive 2 miles to the dam.