Activities and Amenities
Birch Cove Campground is forested, and most sites have a mix of sun and shade. The 1,137-acre lake is part of Birch Creek, a tributary of Bird Creek.
The shoreline ranges from gentle to steep slopes with numerous rock outcrops. The hilltops and upper slopes are generously forested with small hardwood trees, primarily post oak, blackjack, other oaks, hickory, hackberry and elm.
Numerous species of grasses and wildflowers bloom in spring and fall. Forests, tallgrass prairie and shrub ecosystems surround the lake area.
Birch Lake is popular for fishing and hunting, as well as family fun and relaxation.
Fish species available for the angler include largemouth bass, walleye, spotted bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, black and white crappie, channel and flathead catfish and sunfish.
Principal game species for hunting enthusiasts include bobwhite quail, mourning dove, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, cottontail rabbit and whitetail deer.
With a boat ramp, fishing dock and playground, as well as a swim beach and hiking and horseback riding trails, Birch Cove has something for everyone.
All 85 campsites are on the waterfront or within a short walk from the lake. There are also two group picnic shelters that can be reserved; one shelter accommodates 100 people and 21 vehicles, and the other accommodates 60 people and 11 vehicles.