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Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands Information:
Located on the 20,250 acre grasslands are almost 400 public fishing lakes and ponds ranging from 0.5 acres to 40 acres. Most of the lakes were stocked upon completion, and the larger ones are stocked periodically with catfish. Developed amenities in these grasslands include the approximately 30 acre Black Creek Lake with one developed recreation area, Cottonwood Lake, the 4 mile Cottonwood-Black Creek Hiking Trail, the 75 mile LBJ Trail system, the TADRA Point Trailhead and camping area, the Valley View Group Use Campground and Designated Bird Dog Training Area, the Archery Range, the 20 acre Clear Lake, and the 15 Acre Rhodes Lake. The LBJ Grasslands are located northwest of Fort Worth near Bridgeport and Decatur, Texas. Maps may be purchased from the Ranger Office.  Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands Facilities Map
 
Black Creek Lake Recreation Area, 33 Acres, LBJ National Grasslands:
Amenities include 7 picnic tables, 7 campsites located by a bridge near the parking lot, 6 walk-in tent campsites, vault toilets, an ADA accessible fishing bridge across a small creek, and one concrete boat ramp. There is no potable water. Hunting and the discharge of firearms is prohibited around the lake. Black Creek Lake is connected to Cottonwood Lake by the 4 mile Cottonwood-Black Creek Hiking Trail, a trail of moderate difficulty. From Decatur go northwest on U.S. 81/287 for 4.5 miles. At the rest area, go right on CR 2175, cross the railroad tracks, and drive 1 mile then turn left on Old Decatur Road. Drive four miles on Old Decatur Road, then turn right on CR 2372 and drive 2 miles to CR 2461. Go left on CR 2461 and drive 0.25 miles to the lake.  Black Creek Lake Fish Stocking History
 
Cottonwood Lake Recreation Area, 46 Acres, LBJ National Grasslands:
Lake amenities include a concrete boat launch, a trailhead for the LBJ Multi-use Trail, and a trailhead for the 4 mile Cottonwood-Black Creek Hiking Trail which connects Cottonwood Lake to Black Creek Lake. The 10 acre Little Cottonwood Lake is located 300 yards southeast of the larger lake. The nearby 15 acre Dan’s Pond is located on FS 999 off CR 2560; small boats can be launched by hand. From Decatur take FM 730 north for 10 miles. Turn left on CR 2461. At the fork, go right on CR 2560 and drive 3 miles to FS Road 900. Turn left on FM Road 900 and drive to the lake.  Cottonwood Lake Fish Stocking History
 
Valley View Group Campground & Designated Bird Dog Training Area, LBJ National Grasslands:
The group campground is located on the 1,500 acre Designated Bird Dog Training Area, an area the Forest Service and various bird dog clubs have developed. Birddogs receive real-world experience under controlled conditions in trials and training sessions held throughout the year. The dog training area is available for groups on a first come, first served basis. For permit information contact the ranger office. Campground amenities include restrooms, parking spurs, 15 camp units, fire rings, lantern posts and a group pavilion with a Texas size BBQ grill. The campground is available by reservation on weekends for $150 per weekend. The proceeds are used to maintain and improve the site. The day use fee is $4 per vehicle. Reservations: (940)-627-5475. From North U.S. 81/287 in Alvord,turn right and go 8 miles and cross the Montague County Line. Go ½ mile and turn right on Roberts Road. Follow Roberts and turn left on CR 2690 for 1 mile and turn right on Parker Dairy Road at 100 yards; turn left on CR 2777 and follow to Valley View 1 mile on right.. Follow FM 730 north from Decatur for 9 miles and turn left on CR 2461 (Cottonwood Cemetery Road); at the fork, turn right on CR 2560 for 6 miles and turn right on CR 2675 for 2 miles. Turn right on CR 2777 and follow for 1 mile to Valley View on right.
 
TADRA Point Equestrian Campground, LBJ National Grasslands:
Amenities include vault toilets, tent campsites, camping trailer access, non-potable water and parking. A fee of $4 per vehicle is charged. The campground is located south of Cottonwood Lake along FS Road 900 at the TADRA Point Trailhead which is at the confluence of the five loops that make up the 75 mile LBJ Multi-Use Trail System. The site is closest to Decatur, Texas. From Decatur, follow FM 730 north 10 miles to CR 2461, turn left and at the fork; turn right on CR 2560, proceed 3 miles and turn left on FS Road 900. Drive 2 miles to the TADRA Point Trailhead on your right.
 
LBJ Multi-Use Trail & TADRA Point Campsite, 75 Miles, LBJ National Grasslands:
The 75 mile multi-use LBJ Trail system is open to mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians. The LBJ trail system consists of 5 loops that begin and end at the TADRA Point Campsite which has restrooms, tent campsites, camping trailer access, non-potable water and parking. The trailhead was constructed through the volunteer efforts of local equestrian groups and is used throughout the year as headquarters for various non-commercial group events, including equestrian endurance rides. Additional trailheads are located at the Valley View Group Campsite and at numerous other dispersed campsites. Open areas of the Grasslands are popular for cross-country horseback riding. This trail system is located south of Cottonwood Lake. Parking costs $4 per day. From Decatur take FM 730 north for 10 miles to CR 2461, turn left and at the fork, turn right onto CR 2560, proceed 3 miles and turn left onto FS road 900, TADRA Point Trailhead is on the right 2 miles ahead.  LBJ 75 Mile Multi-Use Trail System Map 
 
Clear Lake & Fishing Pier, 23 Acres, LBJ National Grasslands:
Amenities include a primitive boat ramp suitable for small boats, a picnic area, and a 50 foot ADA compliant T-shaped fishing pier. There are no restrooms or potable water. The water depth at the end of the pier is 20 or more feet deep. From Decatur follow U.S. Highway 81/287 north 6 miles and turn right on C.R. 2395. Cross RR tracks and turn left on CR 2391. Go 1/4 mile and turn left on FS (Forest Service) Road 928; follow for 1 mile to pier.  Clear Lake Fish Stocking History
 
Red Deer Archery Range at LBJ National Grasslands:
This range was constructed by volunteers. It consists of seven fixed position targets from 15 yards to 55 yards. Picnic tables and trashcans are provided. In the spring the area provides some magnificent displays of wildflowers. There is no potable water or restrooms. From Decatur take FM 730 north for 10 miles. Turn left on CR 2360 and drive two miles to the entrance on your right.