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County
Coke
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Panhandle Plains
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Oak Creek Reservoir
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Oak Creek Reservoir Information:
This 2,375 surface acre lake was impounded on Oak Creek in 1952. Maximum lake depth is 51 feet. Predominant fish species include largemouth bass, white bass, channel and flathead catfish, and white crappie. Commercial maps may be available. The lake is managed by the City of Sweetwater. (325) 236-6952. The lake is located on SH 70, 30 miles south of Sweetwater, northeast of Robert Lee, and 8 miles north of Bronte, Texas. Current Lake Level  TPWD Public Access Facilities Map  
  
McWhorters Live Oak Lodge:
Amenities include a one lane concrete boat ramp, courtesy docks, a gas dock, a weigh station, picnic areas, RV hookups, tent camping, cabin rentals and a store selling live bait and other items. The ramp is open year round; a fee applies. The lodge is located at 143 Sweet Road on the north side of the lake off SH 70. (325) 282-3071.
 
Sportsman Lodge:
Amenities include a one lane concrete boat ramp , a fish cleaning station, courtesy docks, a weigh station, a gas dock, picnic and camping areas, and a store selling live bait and other items. The ramp is open year round; a fee applies. The lodge is located on Lake Dam Road on the south side of the lake off SH70 near the dam. . (325) 895-0331.
 
SH 70 Boat Ramp on Oak Creek Lake:
This one lane concrete boat ramp is open year round; no fees apply. The ramp is operated by TXDot. The ramp is located adjacent to SH 70 on the north side of the lake.
 
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
 
Birding Nolan County:
Texas Bird Checklist with Photos
High Plains & Rolling Red Plains of Texas Bird Checklist
Nolan County Bird Checklist with Photos
 
Fishing Oak Creek Reservoir:
Predominant fish species include largemouth bass, white bass, channel and flathead catfish, and white crappie. Commercial maps may be available. Current Lake Level  Current Survey Report  Lake Records  Stocking History  Current Fishing Reports
 
ShareLunker Program, Large Mouth 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