Lewisville Lake

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Lewisville Lake

Texas

(469) 645-9100

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Things To Do

Overview

Just north of Dallas, popular Lewisville Lake is a 29,592 acre lake with unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities. Over 20 parks surround the lake and offer camping, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, boating, and golf. To increase water storage capacity for a growing community, construction of the Lewisville Dam began in 1948. The cities of Dallas and Denton contributed funds for construction and own most of the water to this day. The new dam would impound the waters of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, as Lake Dallas had, but also Stewart, Panther, Cottonwood, Doe Branch, LIttle Elm, Pecan and Hickory Creeks. The lake was created by the completion of the dam in 1955 and later renamed Lewisville Lake. Lake Dallas's dam was later breached and the two lakes combined. The dam is 32,888 feet long (over six miles) and is constructed of compacted soil. A 560-foot uncontrolled spillway sits at the eastern end of the dam. Gates are located at the opening to conduits to allow controlled releases of water downstream.

Map of Lewisville Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 33.142324, -96.986730

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Activities

  • Boating

    Lewisville Lake is a popular place to fish, water ski, jet ski or just relax on the water. With four public marinas and numerous boat ramps, finding a place to launch watercraft is easy. There are also canoe trails.

  • Bicycling

    Two bicycling trails are available. For directions to the trailheads, visit http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lewisville/Recreation/Trails/Bike.asp.

  • Camping

    The Hickory Creek Park is the only campground at Lewisville Lake. The campground features sites with water and electric hookups and primitive sites. Other features include a boat ramp, playground, restrooms with showers, dump station, walking/biking trail, and shoreline access for fishing.

  • Fishing

    Popular sports fish at Lewisville Lake include largemouth bass, crappie, and blue and channel catfish. Texas Parks and Wildlife regulations and licenses apply.

  • Hiking

    Lewisville Lake is home to over 50 miles of natural surface and paved trail. Some trails are managed by the Corps through a partnership agreement with surrounding cities. Cities which have leased Corps parks have opted to construct and maintain trails as well. Trails range from 6 to 10 miles long. For directions to individual hiking trailheads, visit http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lewisville/Recreation/Trails/Hike.asp.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is allowed on the Pilot Knoll Equestrian Trail, Elm Fork Hiking and Equestrian Trail, and Ray Roberts Greenbelt. The three trails range from 6 to 10 miles long; however, only two miles of trail is available for horseback riding on the Elm Fork Hiking and Equestrian Trail.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed for dove, quail, squirrel, rabbits, feral hogs, waterfowl and turkey. Archery only for feral hogs, all other legal game may be taken with a shotgun using shot size not larger than #2. To obtain a hunting permit for Lewisville Lake, a valid hunter education certificate is required regardless of age.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged, and pavilions can be rented.

  • RVing

    Sites with water and electric hookups as well as a dump station available.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming, fishing, and boating are popular water sports.

Directions

Driving

Lewisville Lake/Elm Fork Project Office From north or south I-35E, exit FM 407/Justin Road and head east. Continue east on Lake Park Road to the four-way intersection. Turn right onto Mill St. and the project office is 100 yards down on the right.

Big Sandy Boatramp (Though the map shows the boatramp to be off of Cielo Lane, it is in fact north of Cielo Lane off of Lakeshore Drive.)

Doe Branch Park (There has been significant construction since this map was created around the park and there are more roads than what is currently shown.)

Hickory Creek Park Coming Northbound on I-35, take exit 458 toward Swisher Rd/FM-2181. Make the u-turn under I-35 at the Swisher Rd/FM-2181 intersection and head South on the I-35 frontage road. Turn right on Turbeville Rd, then turn left on Point Vista. The park will be down on your right hand side.

Coming Southbound on I-35, take exit 458 toward Swisher Rd/FM-2181. Stay on the Southbound frontage road and turn on right on Turbeville Rd. Next, turn left on Point Vista and the park will be down on your right hand side.

1201 Point Vista, Hickory Creek, Texas

Westlake Park From north I-35E, exit Lake Dallas/Hickory Creek. Turn left onto S. Denton Drive and continue to four-way intersection next to Sonic restaurant. Turn right onto Main St. and continue to park entrance.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(469) 645-9100

Campground reservations

(877) 444-6777

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