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Lake Info: Cypress Springs, Texas


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Description: 

Location: On Cypress Creek in the Cypress River Basin 15 miles northwest of Pittsburg in Franklin County
Surface area: 3,461 acres
Maximum depth: 56 feet
Impounded: 1970

Water Conditions
Conservation Pool Elevation: 378 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2-3 feet
Normal Clarity: Clear
Reservoir Controlling Authority

Franklin County Water District
(903) 537-4536

Aquatic Vegetation
Covers less than 10% of the lake's total surface area

Facilities and Parks: 

Guthrie Park

* Located at the north end of the dam. From Exit 146 off I-30 in Mt. Vernon, take Texas 37 south a little over 1/2 mile to FM 21. Turn east and go approximately 6 miles; turn south on FM 3007 and travel about 1.8 miles. You will see signs directing you into the park.
* Concrete ramp, handles boats of all sizes
* $2/person day use fee or annual pass
* Open all year
* Operated by Franklin County Water District (903) 537-4536

Dogwood Park

* Located at the south end of the dam. From Exit 146 off I-30 in Mt. Vernon, take Texas 37 south a little over 1/2 mile to FM 21. Turn east and go approximately 6 miles; turn south on FM 3007 and go about 2.8 miles. After crossing dam, look for signs directing you into the park.
* Concrete ramp, handles boats of all sizes
* $2/person day use fee or annual pass
* Open all year
* Operated by Franklin County Water District (903) 537-4536

Mary King Park

* Located on the south shore at mid-lake. From Mt. Vernon, take Texas 37 south a little over 1/2 mile to FM 21. Turn east and go approximately 6 miles; turn south on FM 3007. After crossing dam, road will turn to the west. Look for signs on right in Turkey Cove.
* Ramp handles boats of all sizes
* $2/person day use fee or annual pass
* Open all year
* Operated by Franklin County Water District (903) 537-4536

Overlook Park

* Located on the north shore at mid-lake. From Mount Vernon, go south on Texas 37 to FM 21. Turn east (left) and go 3.2 miles to FM 2723. Turn south (right) and go 4.6 miles to park.
* Ramp handles boats of all sizes
* $2/person day use fee or annual pass
* Open all year
* Operated by Franklin County Water District (903) 537-4536

Walleye Park

* Located on the north shore near the dam. From Mount Vernon, take Texas 37 south to FM 21. Turn east (left), go 3.2 miles to FM 2723. Turn south (right) and and follow this road almost 3 miles. Take the third road to the left (FM 3122). From there, turn south on SE 4220, and in approximately 1.5 miles you will run into Walleye Park.
* Ramp handles boats of all sizes
* $2/person day use fee or annual pass
* Open all year
* Operated by Franklin County Water District (903) 537-4536

Fishing Description: 

Fishing Regulations

A Triploid Grass Carp Permit is in effect on this lake. If a grass carp is caught, it must be immediately returned to the water unharmed. All other species are currently managed with statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

The largemouth bass population is moderately abundant with good numbers available for harvest. Spotted bass are present in moderate densities. Bluegill and redear are the dominant sunfish and moderate numbers of quality-size fish are available to anglers. Channel catfish are present in good numbers and provide excellent fishing opportunities. The white bass population can be can be described as high density with moderately high numbers of harvestable fish. White and black crappie are present and provide an excellent fishery.

Fishing Cover/Structure

Structural habitat is limited to boat houses, terrestrial brush and trees in shoreline areas, and rip rap along the dam.

Fish: 
Blue Catfish
Fish: 
Channel Catfish
Fish: 
Crappie
Fish: 
Largemouth Bass
Fish: 
Spotted Bass
Fish: 
Sunfish
Optional Information
Maximum depth: 
56ft
Surface area: 
3461.00
Name: 
Cypress Springs
Lake type: 
reservoir
State: 
Texas

Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    Tiger Bait
  • 515 W Ferguson Rd - Mt Pleasant, TX
  • (903) 572-5944
    Bait & Tackle Shop
  • 1702 S Broadway St - Sulphur Springs, TX
  • (903) 885-9858
    Uncle Ed's Tackle
  • 3505 W Loop 281 - Longview, TX
  • (903) 295-9911

Boat Rental

    Linton's Boat Sales
  • 2382 Fm-21 - Pittsburg, TX
  • (903) 572-8473

Vacation Rental

    Comfort Suites
  • - Tyler, TX

Bar and Restaurant

    Blalock Bar B Que
  • 513 N Greer Blvd - Pittsburg, TX
  • (903) 856-2321
    Depot Bar & Restaurant
  • 1264 S Main St - Paris, TX
  • (903) 783-9095
    Willie's Bar-B-Q
  • 417 S Texas St - Pittsburg, TX
  • (903) 856-1103

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