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Richland-Chambers-Reservoir is located in east-central Texas, southeast of the town of Corsicana in Freestone County. It's about an hour south of Dallas, two hours from Houston and about three hours from Austin. Richland Chambers Reservoir is the third largest inland lake in Texas by surface area, and the 8th largest reservoir by water volume. It was formed by the impoundment of Richland Creek and Chambers Creek. The "Y" shaped reservoir has 330 miles of shoreline and the dam is located on the eastern end of the lake. The predominant species of fish in Richland Chambers Reservoir are channel catfish and blue catfish, copper nose bluegill, Florida bass, white and hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, crappie, smallmouth buffalo and carp. When first formed, Richland Chambers was known for its' largemouth bass tournaments, but multiple droughts have made it so that it's no longer considered a top bass fishing lake. Other activities at the lake include boating and swimming, and hiking and wildlife viewing around the reservoir. It's usually quiet and uncrowned, so the traffic level is low around the lake. Land for lakeside housing is still plentiful around Richland Chambers. The Harbor Inn Restaurant & Club, sits on the banks of the lake adjacent to the Northshore Harbor Condominiums. Primary access to the reservoir is via U.S. 287 with several areas of access posted around the lake.

Surrounding areas: Corsicana, Texas (16.0 mi), Cedar Creek Lake, Texas (22.7 mi), Tehuacana, Texas (24.2 mi), Eustace, Texas (26.8 mi), Athens, Texas (27.5 mi), Palestine, Texas (38.5 mi)

Richland Chambers Reservoir Vacation Rentals

Richland Chambers Reservoir Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western2100 E Hwy 31Corsicana, TX16.0 mi.(903) 872-0020
Comfort Inn1946 E Hwy 31Corsicana, TX16.0 mi.(903) 875-0616
Days Inn603 W Hwy 84Fairfield, TX17.7 mi.(903) 389-7855
Best Western Inn On The Hill2050 Hwy 31 EastAthens, TX27.5 mi.(903) 675-9214
Super 8205 Dallas Hwy 175Athens, TX27.5 mi.(903) 675-7511
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1119 E Tyler StAthens, TX28.5 mi.(903) 675-2500

Richland Chambers Reservoir Weather & Climate

Northern Texas , in the Plains Region, the climate is semi-arid and prone to drought. Annual rainfall is between 16 and 32 inches. During the summer, this area of state sees the most clear and sunny days. On most winter nights, temperatures fall below the freezing mark, or 32 F. The wettest months of the year are April and May. Tornadoes are common, caused by the convergence of westerly and southerly prevailing winds during the late spring, making the region part of Tornado Alley. Poor land management, drought, and high wind speeds cause large dust storms. Improved land-management practices have improved dust storms somewhat in recent years. The panhandle region, farthest from the Gulf of Mexico, experiences colder winters than the other regions of Texas.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 34°F 2.49 in. -
February 60°F 38°F 3.08 in. -
March 67°F 45°F 3.34 in. -
April 75°F 52°F 3.39 in. -
May 82°F 61°F 4.95 in. -
June 89°F 69°F 3.40 in. -
July 94°F 72°F 2.16 in. -
August 94°F 72°F 2.37 in. -
September 88°F 66°F 3.04 in. -
October 78°F 55°F 4.33 in. -
November 66°F 44°F 3.33 in. -
December 57°F 36°F 3.60 in. -

Richland Chambers Reservoir Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tstc Waco airport (CNW) located about 54 miles west of Richland Chambers Reservoir in Waco, Texas, the Tyler Pounds Regional airport (TYR) located approximately 55 miles east of Richland Chambers Reservoir in Tyler, Texas, the Waco Regional airport (ACT) located roughly 63 miles west of Richland Chambers Reservoir in Waco, Texas, and finally Dallas Love Field (DAL) located around 70 miles northwest of Richland Chambers Reservoir in Dallas, Texas.

Richland Chambers Reservoir Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
State Fair of TexasDallasTX64.9 mi.
SpeedZoneDallasTX64.9 mi.
Boardwalk Fun ParkGrand PrairieTX69.5 mi.
Six Flags Over TexasArlingtonTX73.2 mi.
Sandy Lake Amusement ParkCarrolltonTX77.7 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX73.2 mi.
Golf Courses
New Oaks Golf CourseCorsicanaTX15.4 mi.
Star Harbor Municipal Golf CourseMalakoffTX18.6 mi.
Olde Oaks Golf CourseMexiaTX25.3 mi.
Athens Country ClubAthensTX27.6 mi.
Pinnacle Country ClubMabankTX27.9 mi.
State Parks
Fort Parker State ParkTX31.6 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
Caldwell ZooTylerTX60.7 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX60.9 mi.
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX64.9 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX64.9 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX64.9 mi.
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX81.9 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX90.7 mi.
Ellen Trout ZooLufkinTX99.0 mi.

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