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Martin Creek Lake Texas State Park
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Martin Creek Lake State Park Information:  
This 286.9 acre park is located on the 4,981 surface acre Martin Creek Lake. It was deeded to TPWD by the Texas Utilities Generating Company in 1976, and opened to the public the same year. This area of Texas has been inhabited by people since 200 B.C. During the 18th century, Caddoan Indians and Spaniards inhabited the area. later the Choctaw, Cherokee, and Kickapoo lived here. In 1833, Daniel Martin and his family homesteaded near Martin Creek (then called Hogan's Bayou). He and his neighbors built a small fort and a town called Harmony Hill which was deserted by 190. the town was hit by a tornado in 1906. The only remaining Civil War era building is currently being used as a shed. Near the fishing pier are sections of the old roadbed, Trammel's Trace, an old Indian trail that became a major route for those immigrating to Texas from Arkansas. During late October and early November, the park is a riot of beautiful foliage. The spring brings stunning wildflowers. Park entrance and camping fees apply.
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Martin Creek Lake, 4,981 Surface Acres:
The lake was impounded on Martin Creek in 1974 to provide cooling water for a power plant. The maximum lake depth is 35 feet. Predominant fish species include largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and sunfish. If a Triploid Grass Carp is caught, it must be immediately released unharmed into the lake. Statewide fishing regulations apply to all other lake fish. Lake maps are available at the state park office. The lake is owned and operated by TXU. (214) 812-8699. 1601 Bryan Street, Dallas, 75201.
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Martin Creek Lake State Park Directions:
From Tatum, take SH 43 southwest for 3.5 miles, then turn on CR 2183.