Fairfield Lake

Tyler, Texas 75703

Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake Professional Review and Guide

"About 7 miles NE of Fairfield. An easy day hike through woods and fields above Fairfield Lake. Special Attractions: Lake, elaborate primitive camp. Permit required for camping."

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"This area, including the 1,460-acre state park, the 2,400-acre lake, and surrounding fields and pastures, is one of the state’s least-known birding sites. Yet, because of the constant warm water produced by Texas Utilities Big Brown Steam Electric Power Plant on the north shore, the area has considerable potential. Besides the numerous Bald Eagle tours, the park also sponsors an annual Bird House Day on the first Saturday in February to encourage visitors to participate in hands-on habitat improvements. An outreach version of this program is also available.

Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, and Pileated Woodpecker are present year-round. Anhinga, Least Tern, Red-headed Woodpecker, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, and Painted Bunting occur in summer. American White Pelican and Bald Eagle can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
60 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Fall through Spring.
Fairfield Lake State Park 903-389-4514
Local Contacts
Fairfield Lake State Park map, Young USGS
Local Maps

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Oct 2018