The Rock Falls on the Trinity River just south of downtown Bridgeport was built in 1894 by the Rock Island Railroad. The Rock Island Railroad needed water at all times for its steam locomotives and the river provided the water. The falls area has always been a swimming hole and fishing place for local residents.
In early 2011, The City of Bridgeport landscaped the Falls area as a park and made a place to launch canoes and kayaks for adventures on the river. The area is still a convenient place to fish and swim.
A dedication ceremony was conducted on 5 May 2011. The park was officially named The Bridgeport Falls Paddling Trails Park. To view photographs made during the dedication click on FALLS PARK.
To visit the park take HWY 114 south from downtown Bridgeport. Turn right on HWY 2123. The parking area is on your left before you cross the Trinity River bridge.
The Rock Falls area has been designated as one of eight Texas Paddling Trails located in North Texas.
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