Livin’ Your Best Summer at Burgers Lake, Fort Worth

For us, a Summer just isn’t complete without a trip to Burgers Lake! The only place in the DFW area where you can find a chilly, spring-fed lake, it’s the perfect place to spend a day!

Burgers Lake is the perfect combination of swimming pool and lake. Like a swimming pool, the water is micro-filtered and chlorinated, so you won’t ever find fish, turtles or little squiggly things in the water with you, but like a lake, there is a soft, sandy bottom! The darker water also means less sunlight is reflected back up, so your sunscreen is going to last just a little longer, too!

Activities on the water include fun slides, diving boards, a trapeze rope swing and a swim platform in the middle of the lake with diving boards.

The lake is open daily from 9am – 7pm from Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day! You can bring your own cooler (no alcohol or glass), and use their grills or visit their concession stand.

Come early and grab a table by the water. Something we saw a lot of this year was people bringing their own pop-ups for shade in the grassy areas, and some even over the picnic tables!

There is plenty for younger children, too! A fun slide, a small diving board, and a great sandy beach!

We love water toys, and bring a float with us each year. This year, my son’s big pink flamingo, named Geoff II, came for the fun!!

Floats and even life jackets are not allowed in the deeper, roped off sections, or off the diving boards, rope swing or red, white and blue slides. The water is deep here, over 25′ in the middle. The lake does have life guards and an observation booth that carefully watches the lake, but there you and your child’s safety are your responsibility and children should be watched at all times. Younger children and weak swimmers need to wear a life jacket.

Don’t forget your sand toys! The soft sand on the beaches makes for a great place to show off your sandcastle building skills!

Burgers Lake is always better with friends! Groups of 25, over the age of 6, can save $5 dollars per person when you make reservations 2 days in advance. Click HERE to read all the details.

Summer Days are the BEST days!

Burgers Lake has been open since the late 1920’s, so it’s more than just a Summer Swimmin’ Hole, it’s a piece of Fort Worth history!

Know Before You Go 

Take plenty of cold drinking water, and sunscreen.

Take life jackets for young and weak swimmers, or they have life jackets you can use.

Floats and water toys are allowed in the shallow areas.

Coolers are allowed, and there are grills in the park.  No alcohol allowed.

A concession stand sells snacks and snow cones.

No dogs allowed.

If possible, arrive early and try to go on a weekday when it’s not as crowded.  Tuesdays are our favorite day to go!

We love the shade offered from the big trees around the lake, too!

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Burgers Lake

1200 Meandering Road, Fort Worth

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