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Surface area - 44,752 Acres Impounded - 1987
Location - Lies on both Chamber and Richland Creeks just east of Corsicana off U.S. Highway 287. The dam stands in Freestone County but most of the lake spills into Navarro County.

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Richland Chambers Reservoir
This Y-shaped lake was built for municipal water supply but also provides excellent recreation. A 44,752-acre reservoir impounding waters of Chambers and Richland Creeks for Tarrant County (Fort Worth) water supply and outdoor recreation. Located about an hour south of Dallas off of Interstate 45, it was built in the late 1980s. It's Texas' 3rd Largest Inland Lake. Many facilities are still under development. Current visitors will find public boat ramps, marinas, and a lakeside campground. It is a great all around lake with deep water for sailing, open water for skiers, and excellent fishing for native largemouth and Florida-strain bass, sand bass, crappie, coppernose bluegill, and catfish. Also accessible from Athens, Corsicana, Eureka, Powell, Kerens, Cayuga, and Fairfield. Controlling Authority: Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District Number One. FM 416 east of I-45/Streetman.

Established 1849; early boom touched off in 1894 when city was drilling for water, accidentally struck oil; one of Texas' first refineries built here in 1897. City was first in state to use natural gas for fuel and lighting, and crude oil for locomotive fuel. Today retail and wholesale center for rich blacklands agricultural area. Municipal park, swimming, golf. Home of Navarro College.

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