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  • East Texas44’ Sam Rayburn Lake is one of the state’s most popular fishing and boating lakes. It is located halfway between Beaumon...

  • East Texas’ Sam Rayburn Lake is one of the state’s most popular fishing and boating lakes. It is located halfway between Beaumont and Longview, approximately 70 miles from each city. At nearly 8...

  • Wright Patman Lake is a reservoir in northeast Texas in the United States. The lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir formed on the Sulphur River in Bowie and Cass counties by Wright Patman ...
  • White Rock Lake is a reservoir located in east Dallas, Texas (United States). The lake was formed by damming White Rock Creek, which today widens into the lake before continuing south out of the spill...
  • South of the canyon, in far southeastern Crosby County, it was dammed in 1963 to create a lake, the White River Reservoir, which provides water for the towns of Post, Spur, Crosbyton, and Ralls.

  • Victor Braunig Lake, formerly known as East Lake, is a reservoir on Calaveras Creek and Chupaderas Creek 17 miles (27 kilometers) south of downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. The reservoir was formed in...
  • Twin Buttes Reservoir is an artificial lake located about 6 mi (9.7 km) southwest of the town of San Angelo, Texas and immediately upstream from Lake Nasworthy. With the financial support of the Upper...
  • Toledo Bend Reservoir is a reservoir on the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana. The lake has an area of 185,000 acres (749 km²), the largest man-made body of water in (or partially in) Texas, t...
  • Stillhouse Hollow Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the Lampasas River in the Brazos River basin, 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Belton, Texas, USA. The unincorporated town of Stillhous...
  • Squaw Creek Reservoir is an 3,275 acre (13.3 km²) impoundment located between Glen Rose, Texas and Granbury, Texas. The primary purpose is cooling for Comanche Peak Nuclear Generating Station. ...
  • Somerville Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on Yegua Creek in the Brazos River basin, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Brenham, Texas, USA. The town of Somerville in Burleson County is ad...
  • Smithers Lake is a lake in Fort Bend County, Texas.It is located ten miles (16 km) southeast of Richmond. It is near the Brazos River....
  • Sheldon Reservoir is a reservoir on Carpenters Bayou in the San Jacinto River basin, 16 miles (26 km) east of downtown Houston, Texas....
  • Sam Rayburn Reservoir is a reservoir in the United States located in Southeast Texas, 70 mi (110 km) north of Beaumont....
  • Rucker Pond is a reservoir within the LBJ National Grasslands. The pond is located in North Texas in Wise County near Decatur. It is off County Road 2650. Among Rucker Pond's fish species are largemou...
  • Richland-Chambers Reservoir is the third largest inland reservoir by surface area and the 8th largest reservoir by water volume in Texas formed by the impoundment of Richland Creek and Chambers Creek ...
  • Red Bluff Reservoir is a reservoir on the Pecos River 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Pecos, Texas, USA. The reservoir extends into Loving and Reeves counties in Texas, and Eddy County in New Mexico...
  • Proctor Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir along the Leon River located in Comanche County in the U.S. state of Texas. Around 3 miles (5 km) west of Proctor, Texas,...
  • Possum Kingdom Lake (popularly known as P.K.), is a reservoir on the Brazos River located primarily in Palo Pinto County Texas. It was the first water supply reservoir constructed in the Brazos River ...
  • Pat Mayse Lake is a reservoir in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas, United States. It is in Lamar County near the towns of Chicota and Powderly. Paris, Texas is the nearest major city....
  • O.C. Fisher Reservoir was established to provide flood control and a secondary drinking water source for San Angelo and the surrounding communities in Tom Green County. The lake also serves as a recre...
  • Mountain Creek Lake is a reservoir located 8 miles (13 km) southwest of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) in the Mountain Creek area of the city....
  • Mitchell Lake is a small lake in the southern part of San Antonio that encompasses approximately 600 acres (2.4 km2) within its city limits, in southern Bexar County. ...
  • Lake Medina is in northeastern Medina County, and southeastern Bandera County, about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of San Antonio....
  • Meadow Lake is a reservoir on the Guadalupe River south of the town of Seguin in Guadalupe County, Texas. The reservoir was formed in 1931 by the construction of a dam to provide hydroelectric power t...
  • Lewisville Lake is a reservoir located in North Texas (USA) on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Denton County near Lewisville. The lake is primarily used recreationally for boating and watercraft,...
  • Lake Wood is a reservoir on the Guadalupe River 4 miles (6 km) west of the town of Gonzales in Gonzales County, Texas. ...
  • Lake Whitney is a flood control reservoir on the main stem of the Brazos River in Texas. It is located on River Mile Marker 442 and controls drainage for 17,656 square miles (45,730 km2) of Texas and ...
  • Lake Walter E. Long is a power plant cooling reservoir on Decker Creek in Austin, Texas, USA. ...
  • Lake Waco is a reservoir located within the city limits of Waco, in McLennan County, Texas, which serves as the western border for the city of Waco. The dam is located on the Bosque River. The lake ha...
  • Lake Travis has the largest storage capacity of the seven reservoirs known as the Highland Lakes, and stretches 65 miles (105 km) upriver from western Travis County in a highly serpentine course into ...
  • Lake Texoma is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, the 12th largest Corps of Engineers (USACE) lake, and the largest in USACE Tulsa District....
  • Lake Texana is a reservoir on the Navidad River, 8 miles (13 km) east of Edna, in Jackson County, Texas. The reservoir is formed by the construction of Palmetto Bend Dam, begun in 1968 and completed i...
  • Lake Tawakoni is a reservoir located approximately 53 miles (85 km) east of Dallas, Texas, 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Greenville, Texas, and 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Wills Point, Texas. It lie...
  • Lake Tanglewood is a village in Randall County, Texas, United States. The population was 825 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Amarillo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area....
  • Lake Ray Roberts (formally Ray Roberts Lake) is a 29,350-acre (119 km2) reservoir located 10 miles (20 km) north of Denton, Texas, between the cities of Pilot Point, Texas and Sanger, Texas....
  • Lake Ray Hubbard, formerly Forney Lake, is a reservoir located in Dallas, Texas in the counties of Dallas, Kaufman, Collin, and Rockwall County, Texas, just north of Forney, Texas, built on the East F...
  • Lake Placid is a reservoir on the Guadalupe River one half mile (1 km) southwest of the town of Seguin in Guadalupe County, Texas. The reservoir was formed in 1928 by the construction of a dam on the ...
  • Lake Pflugerville is a reservoir in Pflugerville, Texas in the United States. Construction of the 180-acre reservoir began in 2005 and was completed in 2006. Pumps are used to flow water through a 16-...
  • Lake Pat Cleburne is the municipal water reservoir for the city of Cleburne, Texas as well as a recreational lake for residents. It is formed by damming the Nolan River which continues below the lake'...
  • Lake O’ the Pines is a reservoir on Big Cypress Bayou, also known as Big Cypress Creek, chiefly in Marion County, Texas, USA. The reservoir also occupies a small part of Upshur and Morris Counties. ...
  • Lake McQueeney is a reservoir on the Guadalupe River located 5 miles (8 km) west of the town of Seguin in Guadalupe County, Texas, USA. The reservoir was formed in 1928 by the construction of a dam to...
  • Lake Marble Falls is a reservoir on the Colorado River in the Texas Hill Country in the United States. The reservoir was formed in 1951 by the construction of Max Starcke Dam by the Lower Colorado Riv...
  • Lake Lyndon B. Johnson (or Lake LBJ) is a reservoir on the Colorado River in the Texas Hill Country in the United States. The reservoir was formed in 1950 by the construction of Granite Shoals Dam by ...
  • Lake Livingston is a reservoir located in the East Texas Piney Woods. Lake Livingston was built, and is owned and operated, by the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) under contract with the City o...
  • Lake Limestone is a 13,680 acres (55.4 km2)) lake near Thornton, Texas. It lies 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Groesbeck, Texas on Texas FM 3371 in Leon, Robertson and Limestone Counties.The lake's wat...
  • Lake Lavon is a reservoir located in North Texas on the East Fork of the Trinity River in Collin County near Wylie. It is off of State Highway 78. Lake Lavon's dominant fish species are the largemouth...
  • Lake Kickapoo is a reservoir in Archer County, Texas. Created in 1947. It has a surface area of 6,200 acres (25 km2). Named after the Kickapoo tribe native to the area....
  • Lake Houston is a reservoir on the west fork of the San Jacinto River, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of downtown Houston, Texas, USA. The reservoir is the secondary municipal water supply for the city of...
  • Lake Holbrook is a lake in Wood County, Texas, United States....
  • Lake Granbury is a North Texas reservoir near Granbury, Texas. It was created in 1969 and is one of three lakes damming the Brazos River.Lake Granbury is contained by the De Cordova Bend Dam and is a ...
  • Lake Gonzales is a reservoir on the Guadalupe River 4 miles (6 km) southeast of the town of Belmont in Gonzales County, Texas. The reservoir was formed in 1931 by the construction of a dam to provide ...
  • Lake Gilmer is four miles (6 km) west of downtown Gilmer, Texas, in the United States. It is located at State Highway 852 (SH 852).The lake opened on September 29, 2001. It is 1,010 acres (4.1 km²) i...
  • Lake Georgetown is a reservoir on the north fork of the San Gabriel River in central Texas in the United States. Lake Georgetown is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir formed on the San Gabriel b...
  • Lake Fork Reservoir is one of the premier trophy bass fishing lakes in the world, and serves as a reservoir for Dallas and its suburbs.It holds 15 of the top 20 Texas State Record Largemouth Bass. ...
  • Lake Findley, also known as Lake Alice is a reservoir on Chiltipin Creek about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) north of the city of Alice, Texas. The reservoir was formed in 1965 by the construction of a dam ...
  • Lake Dunlap is a reservoir on the Guadalupe River near the town of New Braunfels in Guadalupe County, Texas, USA. The reservoir was formed in 1931 by the construction of a dam to provide hydroelectric...
  • Lake Corpus Christi is a reservoir in coastal southern Texas. The lake was created in by the impounding of Wesley E. Seale Dam. The lake and the dam that creates it are managed by the City of Corpus C...
  • Lake Conroe is a 21,000 acre (85 km²) lake in Montgomery County, Texas, United States. Even though it is named Lake Conroe, only a small portion of the lake is in Conroe, Texas. Most of the lake is i...
  • Rhoads Lake, located northeast of Alvord off CR 2690, is 18 acres and has a small, primitive boat ramp. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department license, regulations and bag limits apply.

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  • Lake Casa Blanca is a reservoir on the Chacon Creek, 5 miles (8 km) northeast of downtown Laredo, Texas, United States. The reservoir was formed in 1951 by the construction of a dam to provide recreat...
  • Lake Buchanan was formed by the construction of Buchanan Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority to provide a water supply for the region and to provide hydroelectric power. Buchanan Dam, a structur...
  • Red Hills Lake is located a short distance from Toledo Bend Reservoir. Completed in 1940 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), this area offers camping, fishing and swimming on a picturesque 19...

  • Lake Bryan is a power plant cooling reservoir in Brazos County, 5 miles (8 km) west of Bryan, Texas, USA. The dam and lake are managed by Bryan Texas Utilities which uses the reservoir as a cooling po...
  • Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It surrounds a picturesque 45-acre lake that was once a log pond and a source of water for the Central Coal and C...

  • Lake Brownwood is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Brown County in West Central Texas. The population was 1,694 at the 2000 census....
  • Lake Bridgeport is a city in Wise County, Texas, United States. The population was 372 at the 2000 census. Lake Bridgeport is named for a nearby lake....
  • This 43-acre lake has a boat launch, and fishing is permitted. No public facilities.

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  • Drinking water, picnicking, camping, and a sanitary facility are available. Boating and fishing are permitted on this 450-acre lake. A boat ramp is on the east side of the lake.

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  • Located on the shores of Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Harvey Creek was completed in 1963. The area has a popular boat ramp which provides access to the lake even when water levels are low. Visitors can e...

  • Lake Austin is a reservoir on the Colorado River in Austin, Texas in the United States. The reservoir was formed in 1939 by the construction of Tom Miller Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority. La...
  • Built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Double Lake offers a little of everything including camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking or just getting back in touch with nature.

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  • Boating and fishing are permitted. A boat launch is available on this 40-acre lake. This is also the trailhead for a hiking trail to Black Creek Lake.

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  • Lake Anahuac is an artificial lake fed by the Trinity River, 45 miles (72 km) east of downtown Houston, Texas, USA in western Chambers County. The city of Anahuac lies on its eastern shores.The lake w...
  • A boat ramp, drinking water, picnicking, tent camping, and a sanitary facility are available. Boating, skiing, and fishing are permitted on 750-acres lake.

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  • Located within Unit 41 of the LBJ National Grasslands, Clear Lake is an 18-acre flood prevention lake that was constructed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides excellen...

  • Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) is a reservoir on the Colorado River in downtown Austin, Texas, in the United States. It was created in 1960 by the construction of Longhorn Dam and is owned and op...
  • A popular spot for those who enjoy the outdoors, Caney Creek is located on the shores of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Completed in 1966, this recreation area provides visitors with rustic charm surrounde...

  • A popular spot for those who enjoy the outdoors, Caney Creek is located on the shores of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Completed in 1966, this recreation area provides visitors with rustic charm surrounde...

  • Joe Pool Lake is a fresh water impoundment located in the southern part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in North Texas (USA). The lake encompasses parts of Tarrant, Dallas and Ellis counties....

  • Jim Chapman Lake (also known as Cooper Lake) is a 19,305-acre (78.12 km2) impoundment operated by the Army Corps of Engineers and is located 75 miles (121 km) east of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro...

  • Located on Boykin Springs Lake, the area offers a little of everything, including camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking, or just getting in touch with nature.

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  • Inks Lake is a reservoir on the Colorado River in the Texas Hill Country in the United States. The reservoir was formed in 1938 by the construction of Inks Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority. L...
  • One of the best kept secrets about the Angelina National Forest is Bouton Lake Campground. Completed in 1963, this area provides visitors with primitive camping, fishing and hiking, amidst bottomla...

  • Imperial Reservoir is a reservoir in Pecos County, Texas, United States....
  • One of the best kept secrets about the Angelina National Forest is Bouton Lake Campground. Completed in 1963, this area provides visitors with primitive camping, fishing and hiking, amidst bottomla...

  • A boat ramp, picnicking, tent camping, and sanitary facilities are available. Boating and fishing are allowed on the 30-acre lake. This is also the trailhead for a 4-mile-long hiking trail to Cotto...

  • Green Lake is a natural tidal lake in Calhoun County, Texas, on the Guadalupe River flood basin, known for its greenish waters, from which its name derives. The lake is 12 miles (19 km) west of Port L...
  • Grapevine Lake is a freshwater lake located in the north Texas area, approximately 20 mi (32 km) northwest of Dallas, Texas. It was impounded in 1952 by the US Army Corps of Engineers when they dammed...
  • Granger Lake is a United States Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the San Gabriel River in central Texas in the United States. The lake is located near the towns of Granger, Texas and Taylor, Texas...
  • Gibbons Creek Reservoir is a power plant cooling reservoir on Gibbons Creek in the Navasota River basin, 20 miles (32 km) east of College Station, Texas, USA. The dam and lake are managed by Texas Mun...
  • Fayette County Reservoir is a power station cooling reservoir on Cedar Creek in the Colorado River basin, 10 miles (16 km) east of LaGrange, Texas. The reservoir was created in 1978 when a dam was bui...
  • Falcon International Reservoir, commonly called Falcon Lake, is a reservoir on the Rio Grande 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Laredo, Texas, USA, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The huge lake is b...
  • Eagle Mountain Lake is a freshwater lake in North Texas. The lake was created by damming the West Fork of the Trinity River and sits below Lake Bridgeport and above Lake Worth (Texas). The lake dam wa...
  • E.V. Spence Reservoir (also known as Lake E.V. Spence) is an artificial lake located west of (and upstream from) the town of Robert Lee, Texas. The reservoir was impounded by the creation of Robert Le...
  • Coleto Creek Reservoir is a reservoir on Coleto Creek and Perdido Creek located in Fannin, Texas, 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Victoria, Texas. The surface of the lake extends into Victoria and Golia...
  • Choke Canyon Reservoir is a reservoir in southern Texas, USA. The lake and the dam that creates it are managed by the City of Corpus Christi....
  • Cedar Creek Reservoir is a reservoir located in Henderson and Kaufman Counties, Texas (USA), 60 miles (97 km) southeast of Dallas. It is built on Cedar Creek, which flows into the Trinity River. Flood...
  • Canyon Lake is a reservoir on the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country in the United States. Canyon Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir formed on the Guadalupe River in Comal County ...
  • Calaveras Lake is a reservoir on Calaveras Creek, located 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. The reservoir was formed in 1969 by the construction of a dam to provi...
  • Caddo Lake (French: Lac Caddo) is a 25,400 acres (10,300 ha) lake and wetland located on the border between Texas and Louisiana, in northern Harrison County and southern Marion County in Texas and wes...
  • Victor Braunig Lake, formerly known as East Lake, is a reservoir on Calaveras Creek and Chupaderas Creek 17 miles (27 kilometers) south of downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. The reservoir was formed in...
  • Brady Creek Reservoir is a reservoir on Brady Creek in McCulloch County, Texas in the United States. The lake is just west of downtown Brady, Texas. The dam and lake are managed by the City of Brady. ...
  • Big Lake is an intermittent dry lake located one-mile (1.6 km) south and southwest of the city of Big Lake in Reagan County, Texas.Covering approximately 1,300 acres (530 ha), the playa lies in a floo...
  • Benbrook Lake (also known as Benbrook Reservoir) is a reservoir on the Clear Fork of the Trinity River in Tarrant County, Texas, USA. The lake is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) southwest of th...
  • Belton Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the Leon River in the Brazos River basin, 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Belton, Texas, USA. The lake extends into both Bell County and Coryell ...
  • Aquilla Lake is an artificial lake (reservoir) in Hill County, Texas, USA. The dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dam is part of the overall flood control project in the Braz...
  • Alvarado Park Lake is a reservoir in Johnson County, Texas 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Alvarado, Texas. The county-owned reservoir was built in 1966 by Jack P. McKinney for floodwater retention, mun...
  • The Addicks Reservoir and Addicks Dam in conjunction with the Barker Reservoir prevent downstream flooding of Buffalo Bayou in the City of Houston. ...