Ray Roberts Lake State Park
Things to Do
Activities include picnicking, camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, rollerblading, swimming on a beach area (unsupervised), boating and fishing. Johnson Branch also offers backpacking.
Ray Roberts Greenbelt
The Ray Roberts Lake/Lake Lewisville Greenbelt Corridor is a 20-mile multiuse trail system (12 miles for equestrian and 10 miles for hike and bike use) that begins at the Ray Roberts Dam and ends at the headwaters of Lake Lewisville. This unique trail corridor meanders along the heavily wooded banks of the Elm Fork Branch of the Trinity River. Equestrians, hikers, bikers, canoeists, birdwatchers, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts can access the trail at one of three trailheads, located at FM 455, FM 428 and Highway 380. .
Ray Roberts Lake has evolved into a very productive fishing lake, growing in popularity among anglers. The current lake record for largemouth bass is 14.06. Crappie, white bass and catfish are also a good catch. Please check the "TPW Outdoor Annual Official Hunting and Fishing Regulations" or click Freshwater Fishing Regulations for length and catch limits.
The Ray Roberts Lake SP Outdoor Classroom offers guided nature hikes and educational programs to school groups and other youth groups. Check the calendar for upcoming events, or contact the park interpreter for information or tour reservations.
The Lake Ray Roberts Marina at the Sanger Unit is a full-service marina. They have a repair shop and boat storage; sell and rent boats and motors; sell fuel; and rent boat slips. They also sell fishing licenses, bait, groceries and deli snacks. For more information on the Lake Ray Roberts Marina go to their website at www.rayrobertsmarina.com or call them at (940) 458-7343.
Dining and overnight accommodations are available at Lantana Resort. The Resort is located on a high ridge overlooking the lake in the Jordan Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park. More information on Lantana Resort.
Nearby attractions include Eisenhower State Park and Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site; Tioga, a railroad town that enjoyed prominence as a mineral water and health spa in the 1880s; Gainesville's Morton Museum, antique shops, Frank Buck Zoo and factory outlet mall; Denton's historical museums, University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University (which houses the Ladies Gowns Museum and Little Chapel in the Woods), Camping World and factory outlet mall; Collinsville's restored downtown area, antique shopping and historical landmarks; Sanger's Heritage Sellabration, held the second weekend in September; and the city of Aubrey, known as "Horse Country USA."