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Lake-Fork-Reservoir is known as one of the top fishing lakes, not only in the Dallas, Texas area, but the whole world. This premier fishing lake was impounded by Lake Fork Dam in 1980. It holds 15 of the top 20 Texas State records for largemouth bass. Lake Fork Reservoir consists of 27,690 acres and is situated in Wood and Rains County in Northeast Texas, between the towns of Quitman, Alba, Emory, and Yantis, Texas. The lake has 315 miles of shoreline, and a drainage area of 493 square miles. Lake Fork Dam is 12,410 feet in length and impounds Lake Fork Creek, which is a tributary of the Sabine River, and other major creeks are Big Caney and Little Caney. Lake Fork Dam and Reservoir are owned and operated by the Sabine River Authority of Texas. Lake Fork Reservoir was created as a textbook fishery, including initial stockings before the lake was filled. Lake Fork Reservoir was established, by the Texas Parks and Wildlife, as a premier bass fishing lake, with 732,514 Florida-strain largemouth bass being stocked from 1979 through 1987. Other species of fish include Catfish, Black and White Crappie, Sunfish, and Bluegill. The predominant food source for the larger fish is Shad, Minnows, and Crawfish. There is a protected slot limit of no bass between 16 and 24 inches will be kept, and will be returned into the waters of Lake Fork immediately. A 5 bass per day limit can be kept, consisting of 5 under 16 inches, or 1 over 24 inches, and 4 under 16 inches.

Surrounding areas: Mineola, Texas (15.8 mi), Lake Tawakoni, Texas (21.5 mi), Holly Lake, Texas (25.5 mi), Canton, Texas (26.2 mi), Hide-a-way Lake, Texas (27.5 mi), Holly Lake Ranch, Texas (28.4 mi), Mount Vernon, Texas (31.5 mi)

Lake Fork Reservoir Vacation Rentals

Lake Fork Reservoir Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Trail Dust Inn1521 Shannon RdSulphur Springs, TX17.1 mi.(903) 885-7515
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites421 E Industrial DrSulphur Springs, TX17.1 mi.(903) 885-6851
Royal Inn Motel1233 South BroadwaySulphur Springs, TX17.2 mi.(903) 885-0088
Days Inn1495 Industrial Dr ESulphur Springs, TX19.1 mi.(903) 885-0562
Comfort Suites1521 Industrial Dr ESulphur Springs, TX19.3 mi.(903) 438-0918
Best Western Inn-canton2251 N Trade Days BlvdCanton, TX24.6 mi.(903) 567-6591
Comfort Inn & Suites2406 N Trade Days BlvdCanton, TX24.6 mi.(903) 567-0909

Lake Fork Reservoir Weather & Climate

Northeast Texas Prairie and Lakes Region has a humid, subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid and winters are mild to cool. Warm, dry winds from the north and west cause summer temperatures to soar over 100 degrees F. Winters are generally mild with clear, sunny skies. Sometimes, strong cold fronts in winter known as "Blue Northers" will pass through the region, causing nighttime lows to drop below 25 degrees F. It generally snows 1 or 2 days per year, with an average accumulation of 1.8 inches. However, daytime highs around 70 are not uncommon in winter. Spring weather is warm but volatile. Severe thunderstorms are common, along with lightening, heavy rain, hail and possible tornadoes. Northeast Texas is located in the heart of Tornado Alley.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 49°F 31°F 2.89 in. -
February 54°F 35°F 3.03 in. -
March 62°F 43°F 3.07 in. -
April 70°F 50°F 3.53 in. -
May 78°F 59°F 5.29 in. -
June 85°F 67°F 2.78 in. -
July 89°F 71°F 1.81 in. -
August 90°F 69°F 2.44 in. -
September 83°F 63°F 3.05 in. -
October 74°F 51°F 4.38 in. -
November 61°F 41°F 4.49 in. -
December 52°F 33°F 4.20 in. -

Lake Fork Reservoir Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Majors airport (GVT) located about 29 miles northwest of Lake Fork Reservoir in Greenville, Texas, the Tyler Pounds Regional airport (TYR) located approximately 37 miles south of Lake Fork Reservoir in Tyler, Texas, the Collin County Regional At Mc Kinney airport (TKI) located roughly 60 miles northwest of Lake Fork Reservoir in Mckinney, Texas, the East Texas Regional airport (GGG) located around 62 miles southeast of Lake Fork Reservoir in Longview, Texas, the Addison airport (ADS) located about 71 miles west of Lake Fork Reservoir in Dallas, Texas, and finally Dallas Love Field (DAL) located approximately 72 miles west of Lake Fork Reservoir in Dallas, Texas.

Lake Fork Reservoir Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
State Fair of TexasDallasTX69.4 mi.
SpeedZoneDallasTX69.4 mi.
Sandy Lake Amusement ParkCarrolltonTX74.5 mi.
Boardwalk Fun ParkGrand PrairieTX81.1 mi.
Six Flags Over TexasArlingtonTX87.5 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX87.5 mi.
Water TownShreveportLA110.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Links At Lands EndYantisTX4.8 mi.
Mineola Country ClubMineolaTX16.3 mi.
Rockdale Country ClubRockdaleTX16.7 mi.
El Dorado Golf ClubHumbleTX17.4 mi.
Tour 18 HoustonHumbleTX17.4 mi.
Meadowbrook Country ClubPalestineTX18.3 mi.
Sulphur Springs Country ClubSulphur SpringsTX19.4 mi.
Tawakoni Golf ClubQuinlanTX23.5 mi.
Cypress Creek Country ClubScrogginsTX25.8 mi.
Sand Hills Golf & Country ClubCampbellTX27.2 mi.
State Parks
Lake Bob Sandlin State ParkTX32.9 mi. 
Tyler State ParkTX33.2 mi. 
Longview Museum of Fine ArtsLongviewTX56.6 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Caldwell ZooTylerTX40.0 mi.
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX69.4 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX69.4 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX69.4 mi.
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX99.9 mi.
Ellen Trout ZooLufkinTX117.7 mi.

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