2515 W. Ferguson Rd.
Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
Phone: (903) 577-7553
Fax: (903) 577-0546
This 2,000 acre lake is a poser plant cooling lake, so it is virtually a warm-water reservoir, which contributes to its reputation for excellent bass fishing. Lake Monticello fishing in the winter can be awesome.
At 9,400 acres, this is the largest lake in the area, and facilities include restrooms with showers, premium lakeside campsites with water and electricity, two primitive camping areas, campsites (back-in) with water and electricity, screen shelters, Limited use cabins (air-conditioning and heating, bunk beds with mattresses, no linens, no inside plumbing), a group picnic pavilion with 6 or 8 tables, water and electricity, a large barbeque grill, and restrooms, 5 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails with 8 footbridges, a playground, a lighted fishing pier, a fish-cleaning facility, and a two-lane boat ramp, and a store.
This is another power company cooling lake. This 1,500 acre lake's warm water makes it a good choice for fishing in cold months.