Looking for a quick overview on Texas lakes? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Texas lakes and related sites. Just choose your Texas lake and use the links to see more information.
Cedar Creek Lake – Cedar Creek Lake, located just one hour southeast of Dallas, is the fourth largest lake in Texas and has a huge selection of vacation lake houses and cabins. Cedar Creek Lake includes a vibrant communityand it is one of the few lakes in Northeast Texas that allows private docks and boathouses. Cedar Creek lake is known for great boating, water skiing and jet skiing but it also has abundant catfish, largemouth bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, and crappie.
Lake Fork – Lake Fork Reservoir is located 65 miles east of Dallas on the on Lake Fork Creek, a major tributary of the Sabine River between Quitman, Alba, Emory, and Yantis, Texas. At 27,690 acres and 315 miles of shoreline, Lake Fork is one of the 10 largest lakes in Texas. Completed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife in 1980, Lake Fork was designed a premier bass fishing lake and currently holds records for 34 out of the Top 50 largemouth bass caught in Texas. If fishing is your sport then check out our Lake Fork waterfront homes and vacation rentals.
Lake Bridgeport – Located roughly one hour northwest of Fort Worth Texas, Lake Bridgeport is a smaller, 11,954 acres lake with a maximum depth of 85 feet. While Lake Bridgeport is a more “quaint” setting than many of the larger lakes, it is plenty large for watersports and fishing. Due to the smaller size, there are only a handful of vacation rentals available at Lake Bridgeport.
Possum Kingdom Lake – Possum Kingdom Lake, located two hours west of Fort Worth, is one of the most popular recreation lakes in north Texas. Possum Kingdom Lake is famous for its incredible clear blue water and “hells gate,” a channel which cuts between an island and a row of cliffs. PK is a huge lake, sparcely populated lake with awesome terrain but few amenities in nearby towns. If you are a fan of watersports and beautiful scenery then definitely check out Possum Kingdom Lake.
Lake Texoma – Lake Texoma is situated on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas about 1.5 hours north of Dallas and Fort Worth. As homeowners are not to build directly on Corp of Engineers properties, you’ll find more quaint remote cabins near the lake than lake houses on the water. Texoma is a great watersports and fishing lake but has become a very popular sailing center due to the lake’s size, depth and miles of sailing shoreline.
Lake Granbury – Granbury, just an hour south west of Fort Worth, has become one of the most popular tourist and bed and breakfast destinations in Texas. With the historic town of Granbury offering plenty of antique stores, spas, theaters, drive-inns and great dining, you’ll never run out of things to do at Lake Granbury. While the fishing and watersports are ok, come to Granbury to be pampered in a bed and breakfast and entertained in Granbury.
Lake Sam Rayburn – Sam Rayburn Reservoir is located north of Jasper, Texas in the heart of the East Texas Piney woods. The lake is design to provide flood control to the Angelina & Neches River basins, supply water to the the Beaumont and Lufkin as well as offer some of the best fishing, camping and boating in Texas.
Lake Bob Sandlin – Lake Bob Sandlin, located on Big Cypress Creek is roughly six miles southwest of Mount Pleasant and six miles northwest of Pittsburg, Texas. On February 19, 1966, local businessman and civic leader Bob Sandlin was named president of the Titus County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1.
Lake Palestine – Only 12 miles from Tyler Texas situated in the piney woods of east Texas, Lake Palestine is 25,600 acre recreational destination on the Neches River. With a total length of 18 miles, 135 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 16.25 ft, Lake Palestine offers plenty of room for fishing, boating, skiing and much more! The water is clear and with a good number of coves that provide good protection from the wind.
Moss Lake – Hubert H. Moss Lake, known simply as Moss Lake is located 60 miles north of Dallas / Fort Worth Texas and about 12 miles northwest of Gainesville Texas. This secluded, sparsely populated lake is great fishing boating, or water sports. The rolling hills, lush scenery and abundant wildlife make Moss Lake a perfect getaway for nature lovers. With the serene surroundings, ability to own the shoreline and nearby amenities, Lake Moss is a great option for a vacation home.
Lake Whitney – Located roughly 80 miles south of the Dallas / Fort Worth Texas metroplex, Lake Whitney has become a popular recreational destination with over two million visitors each year enjoying camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, hunting, sight-seeing, and much more. Named the Official Getaway Capital of the state by the Texas Legislature in 2005, the lake terrain resembles Texas Hill Country with towering cliffs, sandy beaches, protective coves and clear blue water.