Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have a Lake Activity Permit for a Fishing Tournament?

Yes click here for a link to the Lake Activity Permit Request Form

Which camping park is closest to Ennis?

High View Park

When are the camping parks open?

High View Park is open year round, while Mott and Waxahachie Creek Park are open from April 1 through Sept 30, and closed for the rest of the year

How Long can I stay at Bardwell? Do you offer discounted rates for longer stays?

You may stay at any of Bardwell Lake's parks for up to 14 days in a given 30 day window. An extension may be granted if put into writing and submitted to the Lake Manager. With the exception of America The Beautiful Passes, no discounts are given for camping.

Which boat ramp is open 24 hours a day? Which ones are free to access?

Little Mustang is open 24 hours a day, and is free to access. Love boat ramp is also free to access, but is open from 6am-9pm daily.

If I arrive after 10:00pm at a camping park, will I be able to get in the park?

No, our parks are open from 6:00am until 10:00pm, after that the parks are closed for security purposes. You may leave but will not have access to re-enter unless you park at the gate (do not block the entrance or exit) and have to walk back to your site.

What kind of birds have been documented at Bardwell Lake?

Click below on the link below:

Bardwell e-bird list

Is Geocaching allowed at Bardwell Lake?

Yes, the US Army Corps of Engineers at Bardwell Lake permits geocaching upon project lands in keeping with its mission to provide quality public recreational activites. Before placement of a geocache on Corps of Engineers managed lands, a permit application must be submitted to the Bardwell Lake Project Office and approved. Permits are subject to conditions. Please contact the Bardwell Lake Project Office, 972-875-5711, Monday - Friday 7:30-4:00 for more information and permit application. Geocaches on Corps of Engineers managed lands are monitored and any unpermitted geocaches will be removed until such a time a permit request is received and approved.

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