Richland Chambers Lake
Richland Chambers Lake, also called Richland Chambers Reservoir, is located in Navarro and Freestone counties and is approximately 45,000 surface acres in size, making it Texas 3rd largest inland lake. The reservoir is fed by Chambers Creek to the north and Richland Creek to the southwest. This Texas Lake was constructed in the early 1980s by Tarrant Regional Water District as a Fort Worth area water supply. It is also notably the youngest lake in Texas. Richland Chambers Lake has an average water depth of 25 feet and a maximum depth of 85 feet with 330 miles of shoreline. The Texas Legislature adopted a planning and zoning commission to help with development plans in and around the lake, which makes Richland Chambers Lake the only lake to have a distinction that allows for controlled development of communities along the shoreline. All waterfront communities must follow deed restrictions and Homeowners Association guidelines, additionally most waterfront property owners are allowed to have their own boathouse if desired. An architectural control committee ensures that the community continues with the same high standards it established just over 20 years ago.
Cities located closest in proximity to Richland Chambers Lake include Corsicana, Kerens, Mildred, Eureka, Richland, Streetman and Fairfield.
Numerous recreational opportunities exist at Richland Chambers Lake including water skiing, boating, fishing, sailing, and bird watching. Public boat ramps and public camping are available at several locations around Richland Chambers Lake, along with live bait shops and marinas.
Fishing at Richland Chambers Lake is excellent for catfish, crappie, white bass, and hybrid striped bass. Largemouth bass and sunfish are also bountiful. Most anglers look for vegetation and clear water for catches of largemouth bass. The lake produces abundant crappie (both black and white), and is considered one of the best lakes for this type of fish. Crappie catches are most productive near bridge crossings and in the woodsy areas in the upper Richland and Chambers creek arms.
Located near the Trinity River, which itself is a natural flyway for wintering water fowl, Richland Chambers Lake is an excellent place for bird watching. One can expect to see ducks, geese, teal, pelicans, Bald Eagles, and more during late fall and winter months.
Richland Chambers Lake, admittedly one of Texas “Best Kept Secrets”, is still widely unknown and uniquely underdeveloped in relation to other lakes of the same caliber. That being a factor, purchasing property on Richland Chambers Lake during this very early phase of construction is a great investment opportunity. Don’t miss out!!
- Fishing Richland Chambers Lake
- Fishing License Information
- Fishing Report for Richland Chambers Lake
- Stocking History
- Fishing Regulations
- Schmidt's Big Bass Guide Service
- Texas Guide Fishing
- Wooded Acres Bait Shop
- Current Water Data
- Richland Chambers Public Access Facilities
- Oak Cove Marina
- Midway Landing
- Hunting License & Permits
- Upland Bird Ventures
- Boater Safety