Holiday Day Use Area

Holiday Park is the largest day use area on Benbrook Lake.

To get to Holiday Park day use area from Interstate Highway 20 exit 429A, go 2.4 miles (3.8 km) southwest on US Highway 377 to Stephens Drive, then east 1/4 mile (0.4 km) and left into the park on Lakeview Drive, across from the Benbrook VFW hall.

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  • Holiday Park has several miles of shoreline that with its generally gentle slope is popular for swimming. A designated swimming beach is located in the park. Pets, fires, glass, and fishing are prohibited in the swimming beach. Please be considerate in your use and disposal of glass in all park areas, as a piece of broken glass can easily spoil a day at the park.
  • Drinking water hydrants and fountains are found at several locations throughout the park.
  • There are four restrooms in the park.
  • Three boat ramps provide access to the main body and west shoreline of the lake. Sailboarders especially find the shoreline here attractive for launching, with the prevailing southwesterly winds.
  • The Fort Worth Thunderbirds Radio-controlled Model Airplane Club located in this park for many years was relocated to Mustang Park in 2011.
Holiday Campground

The campground in Holiday Park is the largest campground on Benbrook Lake.

To get to Holiday Park Campground:

  • From Interstate Highway 20 exit 429A, go 5.7 miles (9.2 km) southwest on US Highway 377 to Pearl Ranch Drive, then two miles (3.2 km) east to the park entrance gate.
  • From Interstate Highway 35W south of Fort Worth, take exit 39 for Farm to Market Road 1187 west through the city of Crowley for fifteen miles (24 km), then 1/4 mile (0.4 km) northeast on US Highway 377 to Pearl Ranch Drive, then two miles (3.2 km) east to the park entrance gate.

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  • Holiday Park Campground has 105 designated campsites. Many of these campsites may be reserved through the NRRS National Recreation Reservation System online or at 1-877-444-6777.
  • 43 sites have 20/30 amp electric and water hookups.
  • 31 campsites have 20/30/50 amp electric and water hookups.
  • 5 campsites have enclosed screen shelters, with 20/30/50 amp electric and water hookups.
  • 26 campsites have no hookups.
  • All the campsites have a covered table, parking, and a cooker.
  • There are three restrooms with showers in the park.
  • Boat ramps at either end of the park have courtesy docks for assistance with loading and unloading of campers’ boats.
  • A fishing pier is located in the park's south end.
  • Site 65 is for equestrian use only. There are trailheads in this park to access over 14 miles of equestrian and hiking trails.
Longhorn Park

Longhorn Park near the Corps' Lake Office at the east end of the dam, provides a picnic area overlooking the lake on one of the highest points in the area. Swimming is allowed in undesignated areas, but the shoreline here is not suitable for wading, due to steep slopes.

Longhorn Park is located at 7000 Lakeside Drive in southwest Fort Worth, west of Bryant Irvin Road at the end of Dirks Road.

There is no charge to access the overlook and boatramp.

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  • Boat launch ramps are provided.
  • A group picnic shelter with parking, lights, water and electric outlets, a ballfield, horseshoe pits, and sand volleyball court may be reserved for dayuse activities from March through October. This area must be reserved through the NRRS National Recreation Reservation System online or at 1-877-444-6777.
Bear Creek Campground (Mustang Park)

The Bear Creek Campground in Mustang Park provides choice campsites on Benbrook Lake.

To get to Bear Creek Campground:

  • From Interstate Highway 20 exit #429A, go six miles (9.7 km) southwest on US Highway 377 to Farm to Market Road 1187 East, then southeast for one mile (1.6 km) to Ben Day-Murrin Road (CO 1025), then east for two miles (3.2 km) to the park.
  • From Interstate Highway 35W south of Fort Worth, take exit 39 for Farm to Market Road 1187 west through the city of Crowley for eleven miles (17.7 km) to Winscott Plover Road (CO 1042), then north and west 2.6 miles (4.2 km), past the entrance to the Mustang Point area, to the entrance to the Bear Creek Campground.

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  • All 40 campsites sites have 20/30 amp electric and water hookups.
  • Six of the sites have 50 amp electric and water hookups, and two of these also have a sewer hookup.
  • All the campsites have a covered table, parking, and a cooker.
  • There are three restrooms in the park, two with showers.
  • Boat ramps are located at either end of the park for access to both the body of the lake and the channel of Bear Creek.
  • There is a group camping facility in the park. This has a large group pavilion with parking, lights, water and electric outlets, as well as 6 individual campsites. The campsites are located around the central group pavilion, and each site has its own parking, hookups and individual covered table.
  • Several campsites and the Group Shelter may be reserved through the NRRS National Recreation Reservation System online or at 1-877-444-6777.
Mustang Point & Swimming Beach (Mustang Park)

The Mustang Point Campground and Day Use Area in Mustang Park provide open spaces, lakeshore access, swimming and picnicking facilities, and primitive camping for those who prefer this type of setting.

To get to Mustang Park:

  • From Interstate Highway 20 exit #429A, go six miles (9.7 km) southwest on US Highway 377 to Farm to Market Road 1187 East, then southeast for four miles (6.4 km) to Winscott Plover Road (CO 1042), then north two miles to the park.
  • From Interstate Highway 35W south of Fort Worth, take exit 39 for Farm to Market Road 1187 west through the city of Crowley for eleven miles (17.7 km) to Winscott Plover Road (CO 1042), then north two (3.2 km) miles to the park.

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Mustang Point Campground:

  • There are no designated campsites in Mustang Park, however there are nine covered table sites in the park area, but camping is not restricted to these locations.
  • At Mustang Point vehicles are not required to stay on the paved roadways. In this area, you are free to pull off to any spot near the shoreline and set up your tent or RV and camp. Please remain respectful of the land and vegetation.
  • There are two restrooms in the park, one with showers.
  • Boat ramps provide access to both the body of the lake and the channel of Mustang Creek.
  • There is a group facility in the park that may be reserved for either dayuse or overnight camping activities. This has a large group pavilion with parking, lights, water and electric outlets, as six individual pedestal hookups in the parking area for RV use. This area may be reserved through the NRRS National Recreation Reservation System online or at 1-877-444-6777.

The Mustang Point Swimming Beach and Day Use Area:

  • All pets, animals, fires, fishing, and glass containers are prohibited in any swimming beach. Please be considerate in your use and disposal of glass in all park areas, as a piece of broken glass can easily spoil a day at the park.
  • Picnicking is allowed anywhere in the beach area, although there are only a few covered table sites.
  • Please confine any fires to grills, fireplaces or other areas provided for this purpose. You may bring your own covered cooker for fire building. Fires are not allowed on the designated swim beach.
  • Drinking water hydrants and fountains are found at several locations throughout the park.
  • There is one restroom in the park.

The Fort Worth Thunderbirds Radio-controlled Model Airplane Club flying field is located in Mustang Park and is accessible from the Mustang Point entrance to the park. The flying feild is open to the public, and all users must have AMA insurance. The scale model airplanes are always an attractive sight for spectators.

 

Westcreek Circle (Mustang Park)

The Westcreek Circle area of the Bear Creek Campground in Mustang Park is a limited-development park with shoreline access to the Bear Creek. 

To get to West Creek Circle from Interstate Highway 20 exit #429A, go six miles (9.7 km) southwest on US Highway 377 to Farm to Market Road 1187 East, then southeast for one mile (1.6 km) to Ben Day-Murrin Road (CO 1025), then east for one mile (1.6 km) to the park.

This area is Free Access

  • Primitive camping and other day use activities are allowed in this area.
  • Equestrian camping is allowed and additional facilities are planned for this area in the near future.
  • There is one vault restroom in this park, but no running water or electricity.
  • This park offers a trailhead to access over 14 miles of equestrian and hiking trails.
Rocky Creek Park

The Rocky Creek provides primitive campsites under tree cover along the Rocky Creek channel and an open peninsula with lots of shoreline for picnicking, swimming and fishing..

To get to Rocky Creek:

  • From Alta Mesa Boulevard in southwest Fort Worth, take Old Granbury Road (CO1902) two miles southwest to the park entrance.
  • From Farm to Market Road 1902, take CO1902 north for three miles to the park.

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  • There are 11 campsites, each providing a covered table and parking, with a nearby water hydrant.
  • Picnicking is allowed anywhere on the peninsula area, not only at the several covered table sites.
  • Please confine any fires to grills, fireplaces or other areas provided for this purpose. You may bring your own covered cooker for fire building.
  • Please be considerate in your use and disposal of glass in all park areas, as a piece of broken glass can easily spoil a day at the park.
  • Drinking water hydrants and fountains are found at several locations throughout the park.
  • There is one restroom on the peninsula, and two more at other locations in the park.
  • The marina in Rocky Creek Park is no longer in business.

This site last updated on March 20, 2012