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Lake Nocona
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Lake Nocona Information:
The 1,323 surface acre lake was impounded in 1961 on Farmers Creek. It has a maximum depth of 80 feet. The lake is also known as Farmers Creek Reservoir. Standing timber is located uplake and in Farmers Creek. Lake Nocona is considered the 4th best bass fishing lake in Texas. Predominant fish species include largemouth bass, crappie and channel and blue catfish. Lake maps are not available. Lake amenities include three public parks and a marina. Lake Nocona is located approximately 8 miles northeast of Nacona, Texas. From Nacona, go north on FM 103. Go east on FM 2634 to the lake. Current Lake Level  TPWD Public Access Facilities Map 
 
Farmers Creek:
The creek rises at SH 59, west of St. Jo, Texas in northeastern Montague County and flows 25 miles west and north through Lake Nocona to its mouth on the Red River, southeast of Spanish Fort at the Montague County line. 
 
Weldon Robb Park:
Amenities include a boat ramp, a courtesy dock, a fishing pier, a store selling bait, ice and groceries, restrooms, picnic tables and BBQ grills, a dump station, RV sites with full hookups, and tent camping. Open year round; no ramp fees apply. This park is operated by the North Montague County Water Supply District. (940) 825-3282. The park is located mid-lake on the west side of the lake at the end of FM 2634. From Nocona take FM 103 north to FM 2634. Go east on FM 2634 and drive to the lake.
 
Joe Benton Park:
Amenities include a boat ramp, a courtesy dock, a fishing pier, restrooms, picnic areas and camping. Open year round; no ramp fees apply. This park is operated by the North Montague County Water Supply District. (940) 825-3282. The park is located on the west side of the dam off FM 2953. From Nocona take FM 103 north to FM 2634. Go east on FM 2634 and then go north on FM 2953.
 
Boone Park:
Amenities include a boat ramp, a courtesy dock, a fishing pier, restrooms, picnic areas and camping. Open year round; no ramp fees apply. This park is operated by the North Montague County Water Supply District. (940) 825-3282. The park is located on the east shore off Oak Shores Drive. From Nocona take FM 103 north to FM 2634. Go east on FM 2634 and then go north on FM 2953, and south on Oak Shores Drive.
 
Snow’s Marina:
The marina was temporarily closed in 2014 due to low lake levels. Amenities include dry boat storage, a shop selling bait and other items, 8 docks, 13 RV sites, tent campsites with water and electric, a boat ramp and a fuel dock. (940) 825-4305. 473 Snow Marina Road, Nocona, TX 76255. From Nocona take FM 103 north to FM 2634. Go east on FM 2634 to FM 2953. Drive a short distance to Snow Marina Road on your right. It you pass Kinsfather Road, you have driven too far.
 
Learn to Camp at Texas Parks & Wildlife State Parks' Outdoor Family Camping Workshops:
Theseworkshops are family camping sessions designed to teach camping skills to those who do not know how to camp; everything is provided from tent to broom. Gear includes a coffee pot, dishes, cooking pots, a camp stove, a battery operated fan and lantern, air mattresses, and a tent. Basic skills taught include pitching a tent, making a campfire, cooking on a propane camp stove, geocaching and using a GPS. Wildlife viewing, fishing and kayaking are available depending on the park and its facilities. After making reservations, families will be sent a packet of information which includes a grocery list. Those interested in this program may sign up for E-Mail Updates on Currently Scheduled Workshops. (512) 389-8903. Calendar
 
Montague County Birding:
Texas Bird Checklist with Photos
Osage Plains Bird Checklist
Montague County Bird Checklist with Photos

 
Fishing Lake Nocona:
Predominant fish species include largemouth bass, crappie, and channel and blue catfish. Lake maps are not available. Current Lake Level  Current Survey Report  Lake Records  Fish Stocking History 
 
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. Official Weigh and Holding Stations