Lake Tawakoni is the 4th largest inland lake in Texas. It's almost 40,000 acres and is the Best Fishing Lake in Texas. Tawakoni is incredibly diverse in its fishing it offers. From the black bass fishermen to the most picky monster Blue Catfish fishermen, Tawakoni has it.
Lake Tawakoni is located on the Sabine River in Hunt,Rains and Van Zandt counties. A permit for project construction was issued to Forrest and Cotton by the State Board of Water Engineers on December 20, 1955. Land acquisition was initiated in 1956 and completed in October 1960. Construction on the earth filled Iron Bridge Dam and concrete spillway began in January 1958 and was completed in October 1960. The water supply project is owned an operated by the Sabine River Authority and was funded through a water supply agreement with the City of Dallas to provide water for municipal and industrial purposes. The lake has a capacity of 936,200 acre-feet and a surface area of 36,700 acres. Crest elevation is 437.5 feet above mean sea level. The maximum depth is 70 feet. The 200-mile-long shoreline makes its way through Hunt, Rains, and Van Zandt counties.
Located some 50 miles east of Dallas and 12 miles south of Greenville, the reservoir's primary purpose is to provide water for the surrounding communities and the City of Dallas. In addition the lake provides water-oriented recreation for much of central and northeast Texas. Fishing is the primary recreational sport with catfish being the lake specialty. West Tawakoni, located at the west end of the 2-mile Bridge, was awarded the distinction of being the Catfish Capital of Texas by the Texas State Legislature in 2001. In 1995, The Texas Legislature declared Wills Point the Bluebird Capital of Texas.
The lake has many parks and marinas including Lake Tawakoni State Park which is a 376.3-acre park in Hunt County with 5.2 miles of shoreline along the south central shore of the main body of the reservoir.
While you visit Lake Tawakoni, don't forget to check out First Monday Trade Days in Canton, just 20 minutes from our Marina. What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques and collectibles that can be found anywhere. Over the past 150 years, lots of things have changed in the Original First Monday Park; but the genuine, down-home human relationships between vendors and shoppers are the reason people keep coming back. This is a place where you can slow down, visit and ask questions, talk to collectors and antique dealers and meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items.
Also, while visiting our Lake, if you want to experience on the BEST STEAK dinners in our region, check out Four Winds steakhouse, just 15 minutes from marina. You most likely will be really hungry and ready for a good dinner after browsing the Canton Trade Days or fishing at Lake Tawakoni and starving for New York strip steak served with a baked potato and creamed corn? No matter where you're coming from, Four Winds Steakhouse is your destination for dinner.
Four Winds Steakhouse is located off of I-20 near Wills Point, TX. Located on a beautiful 1,100 acre East Texas ranch, Four Winds Steakhouse has built its reputation on serving the finest steak with the best service in the most serene of locations.
We have good cell service around the lake grocery stores which include beer, wine and liquor are near. Also, Walmart and hardware stores are also near by.