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Cherokee
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Lake Jacksonville
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Lake Jacksonville Information:
Buckner Dam, which impounds Lake Jacksonville on Gum Creek, was completed in 1957. Gum Creek is a tributary of Tails Creek, which is a tributary of the Neches River. The 1,320 surface acre lake has 25 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 62 feet. Approximately 500 weekend and full time residences are located on the city owned lake; most lots are leased from the city for terms of 10 to 99 years. Very few lots are available for building new residences. The lake is used for public recreation, private residential living, and as a water supply source for the City of Jacksonville. Public amenities include two boat ramps and a park featuring campsites, RV sites, boat gas and a boat ramp. The lake is owned and operated by the City of Jacksonville which operates a campground, three boat ramps and two public swimming areas on the lake. The Lake Jacksonville Association hosts an annual 4th of July fireworks display. The lake is located approximately one mile southwest of Jacksonville off U.S. 79. Current Lake Level 
 
Lake Jacksonville Recreational Area at Peninsula Point:
Amenities include a two lane boat ramp with parking for 40 vehicles (no fees), 7 tent campsites, 10 RV sites, 10 screened shelters (4 with RV pads), picnic tables, BBQ grills, and restrooms with showers. Three picnic tables are available for day use. Boat gas is sold at $0.25 or $0.28 cents per gallon over the charge from the supplier. The park and boat ramp are open year round. The Jacksonville Video features the Lake Jacksonville Park & Campground. The campground is owned by the City of Jacksonville. For camping reservations call (903) 589-3510 or (903) 586-4160. From U.S. 69 in Jacksonville, go west on Commerce Street (U.S. 79). Go 3 blocks, turn south on College Avenue and follow until it turns into Old Byrd Road. 
 
Southshore Park & Boat Ramp:
Amenities include a two lane paved boat ramp with parking for 15 vehicle, and a picnic area. Open year round; no ramp fees apply. (903) 586-8268. In Jacksonville, go 2 miles west on U.S. 79. Turn left (south) on FM 747, go 2.5 miles and turn left on Southshore Drive. The ramp is at the far end near the dam. The boat ramp is operated by the City of Jacksonville.
 
Northwest Boat Ramp:
Amenities include a single lane boat ramp with parking for 20 vehicles. Open year round; no ramp fees apply. This boat ramp is operated by the City of Jacksonville. (903) 586-8268. From Jacksonville, take U.S. 79 west to FM 747. Go south 1 mile; turn left on paved road at Public Boat Ramp sign.