Map of East Texas Lakes

East Texas is blessed with over 50 lakes offering a variety of outdoor sports for vacations or weekends, for residents and visitors alike. From large lakes like the Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Lake Tawakoni to smaller lakes like East Lake Tyler and Lake Striker, the options for fishing and recreation are endless!

Included on this page is a map of the larger and more popular lakes in the region.

Interactive Map of Lakes in the East Texas Area

Zoom / pan map for more detail, and click on icons for lake details.

Click on this icon Display the list of East Texas lakes below to see a list of East Texas lakes. 

 

 

List of East Texas Area Lakes by Acres

Lake Name
Size (Acres)
Toledo Bend Reservoir
181,600
Sam Rayburn
114,500
Livingston
90,000
Richland-Chambers
41,356
Tawakoni
37,879
Cedar Creek
32,623
Fork
27,264
Palestine
25,560
Caddo
25,400
Conroe
20,118
Jim Chapman - Cooper
19,305
Wright Patman
18,994
O' the Pines
16,919
Bois d'Arc (new)
16,641
Steinhagen
10,687
Bob Sandlin
9,004
Ralph Hall (new)
7,600
Pat Mayse
5,940
Martin Creek
4,981
Cherokee
3,749
Murvaul
3,397
East Lake Tyler
2,276
Tyler
2,224
Nacogdoches
2,212
Fairfield
2,159
Monticello
2,001
Striker
1,863
Athens
1,799
Lone Star - Ellison Creek Reservoir
1,500
Sulphur Springs
1,340
Houston County
1,330
Jacksonville
1,320
Welsh
1,269
Brandy Creek Reservoir
1,242
Bonham
1,020
Gilmer
1,010
Quitman
814
Winnsboro
806
Kurth
726
Naconiche
692
Holbrook
653
Hawkins
633
Pinkston
523
Gladewater
481
Timpson
223
Raven
203
Bellwood
170
Lomond
92
Daingerfield State Park
80
Tyler State Park
64

 

 

Alphabetical List of East Texas Area Lakes and Their Size

Lake Name
Size (Acres)
Athens
1,799
Bellwood
170
Bob Sandlin
9,004
Bois d'Arc (new)
16,641
Bonham
1,020
Brandy Creek Reservoir
1,242
Caddo
25,400
Cedar Creek
32,623
Cherokee
3,749
Conroe
20,118
Daingerfield State Park
80
East Lake Tyler
2,276
Fairfield
2,159
Fork
27,264
Gilmer
1,010
Gladewater
481
Hawkins
633
Holbrook
653
Houston County
1,330
Jacksonville
1,320
Jim Chapman - Cooper
19,305
Kurth
726
Livingston
90,000
Lomond
92
Lone Star - Ellison Creek Reservoir
1,500
Martin Creek
4,981
Monticello
2,001
Murvaul
3,397
Nacogdoches
2,212
Naconiche
692
O' the Pines
16,919
Palestine
25,560
Pat Mayse
5,940
Pinkston
523
Quitman
814
Ralph Hall (new)
7,600
Raven
203
Richland-Chambers
41,356
Sam Rayburn
114,500
Steinhagen
10,687
Striker
1,863
Sulphur Springs
1,340
Tawakoni
37,879
Timpson
223
Toledo Bend Reservoir
181,600
Tyler
2,224
Tyler State Park
64
Welsh
1,269
Winnsboro
806
Wright Patman
18,994

New Lakes in East Texas

Bois d'Arc Lake

Bois d’Arc Lake is the first new major reservoir in Texas in nearly 30 years. The 16,641-acre lake is located northeast of the city of Bonham in Fannin County and began to impound (hold) water on April 14, 2021. It will have a maximum depth of 70 feet.

The lake will meet the water needs and demands for a growing region of 1.8 million people until 2040.

Read more about of Bois d'Arc Lake

Lake Ralph Hall

Lake Ralph Hall will be one of Texas’ newest lakes and one of the state’s biggest water projects in the last 30 years. Named after the longtime US Congressman Ralph Hall from Rockwall, the reservoir will be located on the North Sulphur River in Southeast Fannin County. Its lake surface will total about 7,600 acres.

The project is being built by Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) and will provide crucial water for an area whose population is projected to increase nearly five fold in the next 50 years. Construction of the lake is anticipated to begin in early 2021 with water delivery by 2025.

This massive $490 million project will deliver water to thousands of North Texas residents when it is completed.

Read more about of Lake Ralph Hall

Lake Columbia

Lake Columbia, a project in the planning stage by the Angelina and Neches River Authority, would cover about 10,000 surface acres and be 14 miles long.

The dam would be located about five miles southeast of Jacksonville, and the lake would have 95 miles of shoreline. Its anticipated yield is 85,507 acre-feet annually for use by water supply customers, which include Whitehouse, Jacksonville, Troup and Rusk. No plans are in place for actual development and construction.

Information & Status of Lakes Across Texas

  • For more information on all Texas lakes, we recommend a visit to Texas Freshwater Lakes provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Their website includes an alphabetical listing of 150 Texas lakes as well as a clickable map of lakes by region.
  • Also provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife is a listing of Texas Community Fishing Lakes.  A Community Fishing Lake (CFL) is a public impoundment 75 acres or smaller located within an incorporated city limits or a public park, or any impoundment lying totally within the boundaries of a state park.

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