Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area – Kennard TX

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Description

“The Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area, built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, surrounds a 45- acre lake. The lake was once a log pond and source of water for the Central Coal and Coke Company Sawmill which logged the area from 1902 to 1920. The area offers recreation visitors camping, picnicking, a swimming beach and bathhouse, concession stand, an amphitheater, an interpretive forest trail, showers, boating and fishing in a beautiful forest setting featured in regional magazines” (fs.usda.gov).

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http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/texas/recreation/natureviewing/recarea/?recid=30224&actid=42

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/map-widget/ccc-map/

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Location Info


Davey Crockett National Forest
Kennard, TX 75847

Coordinates: 31.372863, -95.165797

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