Lake Bridgeport Visitors' Guide

Lake Bridgeport
Lake Bridgeport
Beautiful view of the north end of the Lake Bridgeport

Looking for a great lake for boating,
water skiing, wakeboarding and fishing?

Lake Bridgeport in north central Texas has plenty of lake activities for everyone.  You can enjoy boating, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, wakeboarding and swimming on Lake Bridgeport.  The lake has boat launching ramps, boat rentals, marinas, picnic and camping areas, cabin rentals, and other lake services. 

Lake Bridgeport
Discover the natural beauty of Lake Bridgeport’s rock cliffs.

Within a few miles of Lake Bridgeport you can find two golf courses, tennis courts, baseball fields, two city parks, a city swimming pool and a multi-use recreational complex.  Lake Bridgeport is also home to Sid Richardson Boy Scout Ranch, Methodist Conference Center, Runaway Bay and Wise County Park.

Lake Bridgeport
A view across the main part of
Lake Bridgeport-almost 3 miles wide!

Lake Bridgeport is only 1 hour from the DFW Airport; only 40 miles from Fort Worth, Denton and the Motor Speedway; 70 miles from Dallas and 75 miles from Wichita Falls.  It is on the West Fork Trinity River in Jack and Wise counties, off US Highway 380 about four miles west of Bridgeport. 

Lake Bridgeport
View from the water looking towards the Lake Bridgeport Dam

The water quality for swimming is usually very good.  Lake Bridgeport is normally a very clean lake.  The conservation pool elevation is 836 feet, but can vary as much as 8 feet annually.   The maximum depth of Lake Bridgeport is 85 feet.  To see current water levels, click here.

The 13, 000 acre lake has a 170 mile shoreline.  Lake Bridgeport was originally impounded in 1932 and was renovated with a new spillway in 1972. 

Lake Bridgeport Sunset
Lake Bridgeport offers beautiful views of the sunset.

Lake Bridgeport has several local towns where you can enjoy dining, shopping and sightseeing.  Some of the towns are: Bridgeport, Decatur, Vineyard, Wizard Wells, Chico, Balsora, Willow Point and Paradise,

Lake Bridgeport
Another beautiful sunset across Lake Bridgeport.

Fishing on Lake Bridgeport:
The predominant species of fish in Lake Bridgeport are: black bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, channel catfish, crappie, and sunfish.

According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, fishing is excellent for white bass, hybrid bass and crappy.  Fishing is good for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish and sunfish.

Looking for a Marina and Cabins?
Northside Marina North Side Marina and Resort

This marina on the north side of Lake Bridgeport, near the Wise County Park, has it all!   They rent and sell lake cottages.  They have boat slips, fishing guides, pontoon boats for rent, a ship store, and they also sell gas.  You will want to check out their great cottages!


Lake Bridgeport Map
Lake Bridgeport Map

More Lake Bridgeport Information:
Texas Parks and Wildlife

Tarrant Regional Water District


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