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Established Camping



US Army Corps of Engineers

Benbrook Lake


Longhorn Park Picnic Area overlooks Benbrook Lake & Dam in north-central Texas, easiley accessible from the Chisholm Trail Parkway and southwest Fort Worth. Along with a scenic overlook, a large group pavilion is available as well as picnicking, fishing and boat launching.


The large group pavilion is popular for family and group activitries. Individual picnic sites and boat launching is also available in the park. The nearby spillway cut for the dam is a popular fossil-hunting locaiotn where visitors can search rof Cretaceous clams and coral remnants form 85 million yeats ago.


The large picnic shelter can accommodate up to 100 guests, with restrooms and available parking. A volleyball court and horseshoe pit offer aditonal recreation opportunities.

Natural Features

Longhorn Park is on the high rocky bluffs of the Clear Fork, overlooking the southeast end of the dam.

Nearby Attractions

City lease areas on the lake's north end offer golf courses, ball fields, tennis & volleyball courts, children's play areas, trail access and other facilities. Fort Worth's renowned Cultural & Museum District, Stockyards National Historic District, Botanical Gardens, Zoo, Bass Performance Hall, and downtown Sundance Square, are all only a short drive.

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Longhorn is located in Texas

Detail location of campground


From Interstate 20 or 820, take exit 432A for Bryant Irvin Road, and go 3 miles (1.8 km) south to the intersection with Dirks Road / Altabesa Boulevard. Turn right or west and go 1 mile (1.2 km) to the park and Lake Office which will be on the left.


Fort worth, TX 76132


32.6503694 N
97.4463889 W

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Vanatta T.
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2024


It's a great camping. I played uno online here and everyone is so happy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Longhorn?

Camping at Longhorn can cost between $60.00 and $185.00 depending on the site.

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Yes, according to campers on, fires are allowed at Longhorn, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

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