Martin Creek Lake State Park

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Martin Creek Lake State Park
Fishing Pier Martin Creek Lake State Park 2019.jpg
A fishing pier in Martin Creek Lake State Park
A map of Texas showing the location of Martin Creek Lake State Park
A map of Texas showing the location of Martin Creek Lake State Park
LocationRusk County, Texas, United States
Nearest cityTatum
Coordinates32°16′41″N 94°33′58″W / 32.27806°N 94.56611°W / 32.27806; -94.56611[1]Coordinates: 32°16′41″N 94°33′58″W / 32.27806°N 94.56611°W / 32.27806; -94.56611[1]
Area286 acres (116 ha)
Established1976
Governing bodyTexas Parks and Wildlife Department
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/martin-creek-lake

Martin Creek Lake State Park is a 286 acres (116 ha) developed recreational area in East Texas in the United States. The park is located southwest of Tatum on Martin Creek Lake in Rusk County and is managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The Texas Utilities Generating Company deeded the park to the state in 1976, and it opened the same year.[2]

Features[edit]

Recreation[edit]

The park offers year-round fishing, camping, paddling, lake swimming, hiking and cycling, water-skiing, picnicking, geocaching and nature photography.

Flora[edit]

Many types of hardwood trees like black oak are found in the park mixed in with lob­lolly pine and shortleaf pine trees.

Fauna[edit]

Wildlife found in this forested area include opossums, swamp rabbits, beaver, white-tailed deer, raccoons, armadillos and squirrels. Some of the most commonly seen birds are mallard ducks, great blue herons, green herons, great egrets, northern cardinals, blue jays, red-headed woodpeckers, cormorants and northern mockingbirds.

Fish in Martin Creek Lake include largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, yellow bullhead, tilapia and sunfish.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Creek Lake State Park Overview". tpwd.texas.gov. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved 5 June 2019.|
  2. ^ "Martin Creek Lake State Park History". tpwd.texas.gov. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved 5 June 2019.

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