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Martin Creek Lake State Park

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The 5000-acre Martin Creek Lake was constructed to provide cooling water for a lignite-fired electric power generation plant built by the Texas Utilities Generating Company. The park sits on almost 300 acres along the lake.

The park and surrounding area have been inhabited by people since 200 B.C. Anglo American began to settle in the 19th century. Visitors can still see the old roadbed of Trammel's Trace near the fishing pier.

Lake tours are available year round. Other activities include fishing, camping, boating, and other outdoor recreation.

Location: RR 2 Box 20, Tatum Texas 75691 Telephone 903-836-4336

Other Texas State Parks nearby:
(Karnack) Caddo Lake State Park
(Quitman) Governor Hogg Shrine State Hist. Park
(Tatum) Martin Creek Lake State Park
(Marshall) Starr Family State Historical Park

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