Fairfield, Harding Lake

Houston Area

Property Info

  • General Availability
    This site is available year round.
  • Membership Access
    Gold Member Only Access
  • Lake Size
    20 Acres
  • Bank Fishing
    Bank fishing is not available.
  • Tent Camping
    Tent camping is not available.
  • Boat Availability
    Mini Pontoon Boat
  • Boat Launch
    Hand launching only. No trailers allowed in water.
Centrally located between Dallas, Austin/San Antonio and Houston, this lake should be a good draw for members in all our major Texas markets. Harding Lake is a 20-acre lake on a beautiful ranch just East of Fairfield. Our electro-fish survey produced many healthy bass over 3 lbs and a good forage base of bluegill.

Bank fishing at this lake will be very limited as there are cattails surrounding the majority of the lake. There is a dock and a 2 person pontoon boat available for members to use during their trip.

There is a great all weather road that gets you into the heart of the ranch and from there, a concrete road that takes you to Harding Lake. Please follow the directions closely and drive slowly, there is one spot on the road that has washed out and is marked with a cone.

Please harvest all bass under 14 inches along with any crappie and catfish you catch.

There is NO boat launch at this lake. The pontoon boat is large and having a trolling motor of 40 lb thrust or larger is recommended.

Please note there are two lodging opportunities at this ranch and all lodging includes fishing. All lodging opportunities must be made through the club office as they are currently not available to be booked on line.

Option #1
Lake Lodge is a beautiful, fully equipped 2 bedroom lodge overlooking Red Lake. There is a spacious living room that opens to the kitchen and dining area and a large outdoor patio. There is also an incredible outdoor kitchen that has all the bells and whistles and cooking options you could imagine. This is the place you want to take your best customer, wife, or buddy when you want to treat them to a dream weekend.

Bedroom one is larger and has two queen size beds, two large walk-in closets and a full bathroom boasting a walk-in shower - it also has a cozy sitting area with a fireplace and TV that can be opened to the outside back porch.

Bedroom two has a queen sized bed, large walk in closed, TV and full bathroom. This bathroom is accessible from the main living area also.

There is a 2 night, 3 fishing day, 2 person MINIMUM to stay here. The price for each person is $850. This price is includes the use of 1 small plastic boat for every two people, complete with battery and trolling motors. All linens, towels, coffee, spices etc... are included. This reservation gives you access to use of both Red Lake and Harding Lake (if availble)

Option #2

Fish and Stay at the Hill Top Single Room Cabin for 3 days of fishing and two nights of lodging for $650 pp (two person minimum). The Hill top cabin sits just above the large lodge and has a fully equiped kitchen and two sets of bunk beds in a single room.

All lodging reservations receive the use of 1 Pond Prowler (plastic two man boat) complete with batteries, trolling motor and use of both Red and Harding lake from Sunrise to Sunset for 3 days.

You must call our office directly to reserve so that we can make the reservation for you. There is a 48 hour advance notice to stay here.


Please follow the directions closely and drive slowly, there is one spot on the road that has washed out and is marked with a cone.

Please harvest all bass under 14 inches along with any crappie and catfish you catch.

General Directions

East of Fairfield, TX. App. 1 1/2 hours (95 miles) south of downtown Dallas. 2 hours and 15 minutes (155 miles) north of downtown Houston.

Fishing Report

Decent day at Harding Lake.

Gary Guinn on Jul 20 ,2024

Reservation Number : 40475 Property Name : Harding Lake Reservation Date : 07/19/2024 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 35 (5.5/ 1.5) Lures Used : Crank bait/ swimbait I fished all day trip with member Richard Tedder started around 7:30.…

Fairfield Harding Lake 5/17

Michael Johnson on May 20 ,2024

My daughter and I got out at sunrise. Top water was doing well, with my daughter catching with a whopper plopper, and me using a frog. Fish were on the banks, and my daughter caught a 4-5 on the plopper…

Harding Lake; 03.30

Greg Zimmerman on Apr 01 ,2024

Reservation Number : 39244 Property Name : Harding Lake Reservation Date : 03/30/2024 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 30 LMB; 23 culled, 7 returned Lures Used : Chatterbait; senko I fished Harding Lake on Saturday, March 30, from 7:45am – 1:45pm. …

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$150.00
  • Half-Day Rate$120.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$75.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$60.00