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Texans -- both natives and transplants -- love their boats as much as their horses, making Texas about the fifth largest boating market in the United States. With almost 5,000 square miles of inland water, Texas is number 2 (with Minnesota first) in total waterway area in this country, and the demand for boating access is rapidly growing. In the Dallas area, Lake Ray Hubbard and Lake Lewisville number 5 and 6 in Texas in boat storage capacity, with Lake Grapevine following at eighth.

Thousands of Dallas residents spend their weekends enjoying boating, fishing, or water sports -- and listed below are some of the places where they play. And for those who find that weekends on the water is just not enough, the Dallas area also offers housing communities for "lake people" with lake frontage or lake views or that are situated close to lakes (see the Dallas Area Lakes page and the Lake Communities page).

All lakes in North Texas are manmade, and many are owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Although their stricter rules and regulations provide a cleaner and more natural lake, it also means that you can't own the waterfront. And that means no boat docks, which is why the marinas are so important. Other lakes not owned by the Corps (such as Lake Ray Hubbard) have similar dock restrictions. The closest lakes without waterfront restrictions are Cedar Creek (53 miles southeast of Dallas between Kaufman and Athens, about an hour from Dallas) and Eagle Mountain Lake (northwest of Fort Worth, about 1 1/2 hours from Dallas).

I would be happy to provide information on lake properties in any of these communities -- just call (800-530-4634) or email me.


Dallas area map Collin County Texas Dallas County Texas Denton County Texas Joe Pool Lake Texas Lake Arlington Texas Lake Grapevine Texas Lake Lavon Texas Lake Lewisville Texas Lake Lake Ray Roberts Texas Mountain Creek Lake Texas Tarrant County Texas White Rock Lake Texas

Collin County || Dallas County ||Denton County || Tarrant County
Joe Pool Lake || Lake Arlington || Lake Grapevine || Lake Lavon
Lake Lewisville || Lake Ray Hubbard || Lake Ray Roberts
Mountain Creek Lake || White Rock Lake

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COLLIN COUNTY

Lake Lavon

This 21,400-acre lake is located 4 miles northeast of Wylie. Normal clarity of the water is moderate greenish color and reaches a depth of 59 feet. Although there is not much aquatic vegetation, some coontail, bushy pondweed, cattail, and floating pondweed are in the small bays and coves and line the shore. There is also a significant concentration of standing timber. The fish caught in Lake Lavon (see weekly fishing report) include large-mouth bass (good angling), white bass (good), channel and blue catfish (good), striped bass (fair), sunfish (excellent), and crappie (excellent). Bonham, Cedar Hill, and Ray Roberts state parks are nearby. The US Army Corps of Engineers is the reservoir controlling authority, operating 15 lakeside parks with boat ramps, picnic areas, campsites, and other facilities (see lake access).

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DALLAS COUNTY

Joe Pool Lake

Located 4 miles south of Grand Prairie on Mountain Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River, this mid-sized 7,470-acre reservoir opened in 1989 (see history). It has a maximum depth of 75 feet, and the normal water clarity is murky. It is the easiest commute into Dallas. There is very little aquatic vegetation, aside from small stands of American pondweed; brush piles and standing timber are prevalent. Florida large-mouth bass (good angling), channel catfish (good), white crappie (good), and white bass (fair) are the predominant fish (see weekly fishing report). The US Army Corps of Engineers is the reservoir controlling authority. Campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, and boat ramps are provided by several parks and marinas (see lake access). Cedar Hill State Park is located on the east side of the lake.

  • Joe Pool Marina ... 214-299-9010
  • Lynn Creek Marina ... 817-640-4200 ... launch ramp ... lighted docks ... full service ... restaurant/bar ... store ... enclosed fishing barge ... boat repair/sales ... swimming pool
  • Lynn Creek Yacht Club

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Lake Ray Hubbard

This 22,745-acre lake is located 1 mile east of Rockwall on the East Fork of the Trinity River. Its maximum depth is 40 feet, and the water clarity is normally murky. It is considered to be a good sailing lake and is popular with commuters. Aquatic vegetation includes stands of emergent vegetation in shallow flats, with hydrilla found in some areas. Standing timber is prevalent in the north end. Fish species include hybrid striped bass (excellent angling), white bass (good), large-mouth bass (good), channel catfish (good), blue catfish (excellent), and white crappie (good) (see weekly fishing report). The City of Dallas is the reservoir controlling authority. Parks and marinas provide boat ramps and other services (see lake access); there are no campsites. Cedar Hill State Park is located nearby.

  • Harbor Bay ... 972-771-0071 ... 350 slips ... deli ... floating fishing barge ... swimming pool ... launch ramp
  • Chandler's Yacht Club
  • Chandler's Landing Marina ... 972-771-8865
  • Captain's Cove Marina ... 972-226-7100
  • Lakeside Marina ... 972-475-3824
  • Marina del Ray ... 972-240-2020
  • Dalrock Marina ... 972-264-0333
  • East Trinity Marina
  • Bayview Marina ... 972-412-1977 ... 600 wet slips/400 dry slips ... swimming pool ... gated ... personal docking ... deli ... restaurant/bar
  • Bayview Boat Club
  • Rush Creek Yacht Club ... 972-771-6500

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Mountain Creek Lake

Mountain Creek Lake is located 4 miles southeast of Grand Prairie on Mountain Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River. It covers 2,710 acres, and its maximum depth is 26 feet, although much of the lake is silted in to an average depth of 4 feet. Normal water clarity is murky. Aquatic vegetation is sparse but includes a stand of lotus near the dam. Large-mouth bass (good angling), channel catfish (excellent), white bass (good), and white crappie (good) are the main fish species; however, a consumption ban is currently in effect. TXU Electric is the reservoir controlling authority. Mountain Creek Lake has one public boat ramp and no camping facilities (see lake access). Cedar Hill State Park is nearby.

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White Rock Lake

Located in Dallas on White Rock Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River, is the 1,120-acre White Rock Lake. It reaches a maximum depth of 20 feet, and the normal water clarity is murky. Aquatic vegetation includes sparse submerged vegetation with stands of bulrush and water willow in a few areas. The main fish species found in White Rock Lake are large-mouth bass (excellent angling), channel catfish (fair), and white crappie (excellent). The City of Dallas is the reservoir controlling authority. There are 2 boat ramps (see lake access) and several fishing piers on the lake, as well as picnic facilities, but no camping.

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DENTON COUNTY

Lake Grapevine

Just north of Grapevine, on Denton Creek, a tributary of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, is 7,280-acre Lake Grapevine. It has a maximum depth of 65 feet, with generally murky water clarity. It is a good sailing lake and a popular lake for commuters. Large-mouth bass (excellent angling), white bass (excellent), white crappie (good), and channel catfish (good) are the predominant fish species (see weekly fishing report). The US Army Corps of Engineers is the reservoir controlling authority. Campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, and boat ramps are provided by several parks on the lake (see lake access). Ray Roberts and Cedar Hill state parks are nearby.

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Lake Lewisville

29,592-acre Lake Lewisville is located on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, near Lewisville. It reaches a depth of 67 feet and has generally murky water clarity. It offers an easy commute into Dallas and has some of the nicest lake neighborhoods. Aquatic vegetation is sparse, with a native plant restoration project underway. There are many areas of standing timber. The main fish caught in Lake Lewisville (see weekly fishing report are large- mouth bass (good angling activity), white bass (excellent), white crappie (excellent), hybrid and striped bass (good), and blue and channel catfish (excellent). The US Army Corps of Engineers is the reservoir controlling authority. Several parks on Lake Lewisville provide campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, and boat ramps (also see lake access). Cedar Hill and Ray Roberts state parks are nearby.

  • Eagle Point Marina ... 972-436-6561 ... 800 wet slips/230 dry slips ... full service ... private launch ramp ... store ... restaurant/bar ... boat repair
  • Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club ... 972-294-1661
  • Lakeview Marina ... 817-243-7081/940-321-2675 ... full service ... 475 slips ... store ... boat repair/sales ... airport
  • Pier 121 Marina ... 972-625-2233 ... 900 slips ... full service ... launch ramps ... shower/bath facilities ... boat repair/rental/sales ... store ... floating cafe/bar
  • Lewisville Lake Boat Club ... 972-571-8906

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Lake Ray Roberts

Located on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, Lake Ray Roberts is 10 miles north of Denton. It is 29,350 acres of normally clear water, reaching a maximum depth of 106 feet. This lake is mainly undeveloped, with very few shoreline homes and businesses and is popular with commuters. Aquatic vegetation includes native floating species (floating pondweed, American lotus, water primrose), native submersed species (American milfoil, bushy pondweed, Chara), and nonnative submersed hydrilla. There are about 2000 acres of standing timber and 44 brush piles. Large-mouth bass (excellent angling activity), white bass (good), channel catfish (good), crappie (excellent), and sunfish (good) are the main fish caught in Lake Ray Roberts (see weekly fishing report). The US Army Corps of Engineers is the reservoir controlling authority. Several parks around the lake provide boat ramps, campsites, picnic areas, and a fishing pier (see lake access). Ray Roberts State Park is nearby.

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TARRANT COUNTY

Lake Arlington

Lake Arlington covers 2,275 acres on Village Creek, a tributary of the West Fork Trinity River, in Arlington. It reaches a maximum depth of 51 feet, and the water clarity is generally murky. There is sparse aquatic vegetation; however, hydrilla is sometimes present. There are several areas with stump fields. The fish caught in Lake Arlington include Florida large-mouth bass (excellent angling), hybrid striped bass (good), white bass (good), white crappie (good), channel catfish (good), and sunfish (fair). The City of Arlington is the reservoir controlling authority. Three boat ramps with fishing piers and picnic areas are located on the lake, but there are no camping areas (see lake access).

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Dallas marinas


For more information on these lakes, check out the websites for the US Army Corps of Engineers and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Also see Dallas Area Lakes and Lake Communities in the Dallas Area


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NOTE: This compilation was researched, formulated, and submitted by Larry Regen, an experienced real estate market specialist, and is the intellectual property of dallasrelo.com inc. All rights are reserved. Although striving for accuracy, dallasrelo.com inc. does not assume liability for errors or omissions in this information. The base map is from the National Atlas of the US.

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To receive a list of new and preowned homes for sale near these marinas or yacht clubs, send the following request form or contact Larry Regen, CRS, at 800-530-4634 or email larry@dallasrelo.com

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