Visitors Guide for Lake Tawakoni
Want to go boating
Lake Tawakoni is a
popular boating and fishing lake about an hour's drive east of Dallas and 7 miles east of
Quinlan, Texas. Lake
Tawakoni has 36,700 acres of surface area and approximately 200 miles of shore line which
offers a lot in recreational activities. It has become a popular lake for swimming,
boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing, picnicking, duck hunting, and more. It is
also a good lake for summer lake homes along the shore.
Lake Tawakoni is known
as the "Catfish Capital of Texas", but good to great fishing also includes
striped bass, white bass, large-mouth bass, hybrid bass, sandbass and crappie. The average hybrid on Tawakoni weighs about 7 to 8
pounds. Lake Tawakoni's record for striper bass is 22.25 lbs.
Two Mile Bridge
There are several towns around Lake
Tawakoni where you can find dining, shopping and lodging. Some of the towns around
Lake Tawakoni include: West Tawakoni, East Tawakoni, Wills Point, Boles Home, Quinlan,
Hawk Cove, McRoy, Alsa, Flats, Hermit Cove, Point and Lone Oak.
You will find several places where you
can dock your boat and launch your boat on Lake Tawakoni. You can also rent
watercraft at the lake. There are several marinas where you can store your boat at
Photo compliments of Texas Parks & Wildlife
|Lake Tawakoni State Park
Lake Tawakoni State Park is a 376 acre park with 5.2 miles of
shoreline. The park
offers boating, fishing, hiking trails, sandy beaches, boat docks, picknicking, and
viewing of wildlife and fauna. It has three nature trails with beautiful views of
Lake Tawakoni. It has open areas and deep woods. For more information - click here.
Lake Tawakoni is
located in three Texas counties: Rains, Hunt and Van Zandt counties. Iron
Bridge Dam, located in Van Zandt and Rains counties, is a rolled-earth embankment with an
ungated concrete spillway. The total length of the dam, including the spillway, is
approximately 5.5 miles long.
Iron Bridge Dam
While you are in the
Lake Tawakoni area, you may want to stop by Edgewood Heritage Park & Historic Village in Edgewood, Texas.
The Village represents rural life in East Texas, circa 1900. It covers parts of 3
downtown city blocks in Edgewood and is owned and operated by the Edgewood Historical
Society, Inc, a non-profit organization.
Lake Tawakoni Map
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