Yes, you can run on plane to the creek. It's pretty shallow, 3 feet or so, but you won't have any trouble. If you're standing in the parking lot looking out at the lake, put in on the ramp on the left, the one on the right has fallen off so I'm told. Once I put in, I usually run towards grand prairie and then turn left and run straight under the bridge and into the creek. Drop down once the finder shows 6 feet.