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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, longear sunfish, white bass and yellow bass at Joe Pool Lake in Central Texas.

Joe Pool Lake, TX

Boasting over 60 miles of shoreline, Joe Pool Lake is a 7,500-acre lake in the Dallas area, at Cedar Hill, TX. Hydrilla and other aquatic vegetation are abundant as well as brush, timber and man-made fish habitat. While bass are the most popular species here, the lake is also home to catfish, crappie, sunfish and white bass.

For those who prefer to fish from the bank there are several parks on the water, as well as numerous places around the lake with walk-in access to the shoreline. Some of these access options are a good choice to portage a canoe or kayak. Several public boat launch ramps facilitate boat launching of pontoons, ski boats, pleasure boats and a wide variety of fishing boats and bass boats. On or around the lake are most amenities to meet your boating, camping and fishing needs on Joe Pool Reservoir.

Primary fish species residing in Joe Pool Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish White crappie Bluegill Sunfish Longear Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass

Joe Pool Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Lynn Creek Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, bass boats, kayaks, canoes and pontoons
817 640-7676

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Britton Park Boat Ramp
Located at the southern tip of the lake, off Seeton Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Cedar Hill State Park Boat Ramp 1
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, east side, off Loop P Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lynn Creek Park Boat Launch Ramps
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, in Lynn Creek Park, there are two, three-lane, concrete ramps with paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Loyd Park Campground - 972 237-4120

Cedar Hill State Park Campground - 972 291-3900

Texan RV Ranch - 817 473-1666

Joe Pool Lake TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Joe Pool Lake
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
972 291-3900


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Joe Pool Lake in Central Texas.

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Joe Pool Lake offers largemouth bass, white bass, white crappie and channel catfish fishing in Central TX.

Fishing on Joe Pool Lake, in Texas.