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JOHNSON CREEK DAY USE, TX

Johnson Creek Day Use Area is situated along the banks of the Lake O' the Pines in the pine woods of east Texas. With convenient access to the water provided from the day use area, visitors are able to easily enjoy a day of boating or swimming in addition to picnicking.Lake O&...
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JOHNSON CREEK DAY USE SHELTER ELECTRIC 100 Accessible Parallel
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water
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Overview

Overview

Johnson Creek Day Use Area is situated along the banks of the Lake O' the Pines in the pine woods of east Texas. With convenient access to the water provided from the day use area, visitors are able to easily enjoy a day of boating or swimming in addition to picnicking.

Natural Features:

Lake O' the Pines includes about 18,700 acres of water and 9,000 acres of land. The Johnson Creek Day Use Area is located near the confluence of Johnson Creek and Lake O' the Pines.

The lake was created by the construction of the Ferrell's Bridge Dam on the Big Cypress Bayou. The reservoir was originally created as part of the overall plan for flood control in the Red River Basin below Denison Dam in Oklahoma, and has now become a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.

Recreation:

Boating, fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing are all popular pastimes at Johnson Creek.

Lake O' the Pines fishing includes largemouth small mouth and hybrid bass along with crappie, sunfish and catfish. In addition to boat fishing, there are also areas for bank fishing along the shore and below the dam along Big Cypress Bayou.

The surrounding 4,500 acres of federally owned property includes excellent hunting opportunities. In addition, the lake surface provides some of the best waterfowl hunting in East Texas.

Facilities:

Johnson Creek offers a large group picnic shelter, complete with electric hookups, that can accommodate up to 100 guests.

A boat ramp, dock and swimming beach are also provided, making the area perfect for large parties or family functions.

Nearby Attractions:

Other historic and tourist attractions are nearby in the towns of Jefferson and Marshall, and Texas Wildflower Trail routes are located along the roads surrounding the lake.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 23 2014 - Wed Sep 23 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.78917, -94.54806
32°47'21"N, 94°32'53"W

From Jefferson, Texas, travel 4 miles northwest on Highway 49. Turn left onto FM 729 and continue for just over 7 miles, then turn left again onto FM 726. After nearly 5 miles the park entrance will be on the right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

JOHNSON CREEK DAY USE
2336 FM 726
Jefferson  TX  75657

Phone Number:

Project Office: (903)665-2336
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