Eagle Mountain Lake

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Eagle Mountain Lake
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Location Tarrant / Wise counties, North Texas
Coordinates 32°53′55.5″N 97°29′58.4″W / 32.898750°N 97.499556°W / 32.898750; -97.499556Coordinates: 32°53′55.5″N 97°29′58.4″W / 32.898750°N 97.499556°W / 32.898750; -97.499556
Primary outflows Lake Worth (Texas)
Basin countries United States
Surface area 8,694 acres
Water volume 179,880 acre-feet
Surface elevation 649 ft
Islands Pelican Island
Settlements Fort Worth, Azle, Pelican Bay, Newark

Eagle Mountain Lake is a reservoir in North Texas, formed by the damming the West Fork of the Trinity River.

The dam was completed on October 24, 1932. The reservoir sits below Lake Bridgeport reservoir and above Lake Worth reservoir.

In 1965, the Tarrant Regional Water District voters approved a bond issue to allow the District to install improved controlled spillways.

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Eagle Mountain Lake is used for boating, fishing and water sports such as wake boarding, water skiing, and kayaking. The reservoir area also has picnic areas, walking trails, campgrounds, and restaurants.

Eagle Mountain Marina is a service facility featuring wet slips, dry slips, trailer storage, a stocked ship store, gas dock, and 24-hour security. The Eagle Mountain Marina also includes boat rentals.

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