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LONGHORN, TX

Longhorn Park Picnic Area overlooks the beautiful Benbrook Lake in north-central Texas. The park is an excellent destination for barbecuing and boating along the lake shore. Fossil hunting is popular around Benbrook. Visitors can search for ancient clams and corral remnants from...
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Longhorn Park Picnic Area overlooks the beautiful Benbrook Lake in north-central Texas. The park is an excellent destination for barbecuing and boating along the lake shore.

Fossil hunting is popular around Benbrook. Visitors can search for ancient clams and corral remnants from more than 85 million years ago.

Natural Features:

The picnic area is on the highest part of the lake and overlooks the east side of the dam. The lake, in the Grand Prairie region of Texas, sits on the Trinity River on the southwest edge of the Fort Worth metropolitan area.

Recreation:

Prevailing southwesterly winds on the lake attract plenty of avid windsurfers to the lake. Fishing, hiking, swimming and boating are popular pastimes. The lake record for largemouth bass is over thirteen pounds. Other catches include carp, sunfish and flathead catfish.

Longhorn does not offer direct lake access, but a short walk will take visitors to a swimming area.

Facilities:

The large picnic shelter can accommodate up to 100 guests. A volleyball court and horseshoe pit offer additional recreation opportunities.

Nearby Attractions:

Baseball fields, horseback rentals and golf courses are located near the picnic area.

The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and the Fort Worth Zoo are also local attractions.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 30 2014 - Fri Aug 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival 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 Vault Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Parking Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Playground
  • Swimming
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
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00-$125.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00-$125.00

*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):
32.65037, -97.44639
32°39'1"N, 97°26'47"W

From Fort Worth, Texas, take Interstate 20 to Highway 377 south. At the third stoplight turn left onto Winscott. Continue for 0.7 miles to Lakeside Drive. Turn right and follow for 1.7 miles to the park.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LONGHORN
PO BOX 26619
FORT WORTH  TX  761260619

Phone Number:

Information:  817-2922400
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