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Lake Facts

Richland Chambers Lake is approximately 45,000 surface acres in size, making it Texas 3rd largest inland lake. This Texas Lake was constructed in the early 1980s by Tarrant Regional Water District as a Fort Worth area water supply and impounded in 1989.  Richland Chambers has an average water depth of 25 feet and a maximum depth of 82 feet and 330 miles of shoreline.

Richland  Chambers is the youngest lake in Texas.  Being such has given us a real advantage over most of the older Texas lakes. The Texas legislature adopted a planning and zoning commission, which is active in the Navarro County portion of the lake, to assist us in the lake area development. Richland Chambers is the only known Texas lake with this distinction. The result has been tremendous. With almost 50 communities to date around the lake, most require site built homes only (only a very small percentage allow mobile homes), all the communities have deed restrictions and home owners associations and architectural control commitees are commonplace.

Richland Chambers is fed by 2 large creeks. Chambers Creek delivers water from the North and Richland Creek is located Southwest of the lake. These 2 creeks constitite a large watershed area of over 1900 square miles that allows this Texas lake to rebound and fill quickly during times of run-off rains.

Boating and Fishing

Richland Chambers, being Texas 3rd largest inland lake, offers wide open recreational areas and protected coves for recreational boaters, skiers and family fun!  Personal watercraft are allowed at Richland Chambers. Sailing enthuiasts  enjoy the large East to West expanse on the Richland arm and Richland Chambers is reported to be the largest (inland) sailing basin in Texas.

Fishermen have long enjoyed the excellent fishing and habitat at this Texas lake as evidenced by the annual bass fishing tournaments held here each year. Regular stocking  by Texas Parks and Wildlife has contributed to some of the finest fishing in the state with strong populations of crappie, sand bass, hybrid bass, blue cat and yellow catfish.

Being located near the Trinity River (a natural flyway for water fowl) offers a diverse population of ducks, geese and teal for hunters while pelicans and other birds including the majestic Bald Eagle are abundant to the delight of birdwatchers and waterfront lake house owners throughout the lake area!




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