Lake Bridgeport Swim Beaches

Lake Bridgeport lies in Jack and Wise Counties 65 miles northwest of Ft. Worth, Texas. It covers 11,954 acres with 170 miles of shoreline and has four islands on the West Fork Trinity River. Lake Bridgeport has some of the clearest waters in North Central Texas.

Lake Bridgeport has two excellent beaches to play on and swim from. There are few other beaches to swim at on Lake Bridgeport, and they are accessible by boat and on foot. Cliffs and rocky shores surround Lake Bridgeport, which accounts for the low number of swim beaches.

Can You Swim in Lake Bridgeport?

The two Lake Bridgeport swimming areas are in nice, clean, and well-maintained parks.

Yes, you can swim in Lake Bridgeport. There are two designated swim areas on Lake Bridgeport. It is open year round, and the following parks offer good beaches with amenities.

Swim at Runaway Bay Public Beach

The City of Runaway Bay manages Runaway Bay Public Beach, It is located at 102 Ratliff Drive, Runaway Bay, Texas. It is next to the causeway connecting Rattlesnake Island to the mainland on the southern shores of Lake Bridgeport.

From Bridgeport, Texas, take US 380 west for about 7.5 miles into the City of Runaway Bay. From Ft. Worth, Texas, take I35W north to SH 114 west and to Bridgeport and follow 380 to Runaway Bay.

The Runaway Bay Public Beach spread six tons of nice clean sand on the beach in 2022. It is free for the public. This beach features a designated swim area, covered picnic tables, cookout grills, and some shade. It is open from dawn to dusk, and best of all, it is free.

Swim at Wise County Park

Wise County Park lies on the southwestern part of Lake Bridgeport’s northernmost arm. It is located at 372 County Road 1638, Chico, Texas. It is a very nice park with a swim beach and several other amenities. From Chico, take County Road 1810 west to County Road 2952 south and follow it until you see the Stop and Go Bait Shop on the corner of County Road 1638, and follow it west into the park.

The Wise County Park features a swim beach with picnic tables and a playground for beach goers. This park also offers boat ramps, fishing pier, public restrooms, showers, two small pavilions and one big pavilion, and a walking nature trail, plus 24 RV sites with water and electric only at ten sites, and 14 sites with water sewer and electric. 

  • Tent Camping: $5.00 per tent, per night.
  • RV Hookups: $20.00 per night.
  • Boat Storage: $50.00 per month.
  • Sewage Dump: $5.00 per use.
  • Small Pavilions, 2 available: $20.00 per day, with up to 2 tents and a $20.00 deposit.
  • Large Pavilion, 1 available:  $50.00 per day and a $50.00 deposit.

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