one of the nicest places for me to get away is in the southern part of the county down at the bottom of a steep steep grade on orewiler road.
when i'm leaving the cell phone in the car, people behind, and even the camera most days, this is my favorite local place to get away.
Clear Fork Reservoir is located seven miles southwest of Mansfield near State Route 97. The reservoir was designed to be the major source of water for the City of Mansfield and was completed in 1949. Situated in the upper Clear Fork Valley, the lake contains 997 surface acres of water and 14 miles of shoreline. Thirty-five square miles of farmland act as a collector of rain water to keep the supply of water in the reservoir as constant as possible.
The elevation of the spillway is 1202 feet above sea level. 90% of the lake is more than 10 feet deep and 40 foot depths are not uncommon. The capacity of the reservoir is 4.4 billion gallons at the 1202 elevation level.