The Lake Jacksonville recreational area features public campgrounds, a beach, swimming pier, and boat launch for all to enjoy the Lake's serenity and wildlife. Each of the 27 camping facilities, including 10 enclosed shelters and 10 RV pads, have water and electricity and, the majority have barbecue pits. All facilities have access to restroom facilities and showers.
Texas Parks and Wildlife has maintained a customized stocking program for Lake Jacksonville for 30 years. It has a long history as a favored go-to among area anglers with it’s offerings of large mouth bass (one record bass weighing in at 15-pounds-plus), spotted bass, “slab” crappie, sun perch, and catfish.
Wildlife around the lake is abundant with deer and red fox, and bald eagles visit seasonally in the winter. Bird-watching is a favorite activity for many visitors.
Lake Jacksonville has something for everyone, whether you are looking to camp along the shore, swim, fish the 1,325-acres of water, or purchase a new home.
Lake Jacksonville Association members enjoy private events with other members, as well as host an annual Independence Day Fireworks show open to the public. There are a number of places to view the show from the public campground and swimming areas and hundreds of boaters line up each year to get their front-row seat on the water.