Lake Tawakoni State Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park 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. It was acquired in 1984 and opened to limited access (by tour only) in 1992. The park was authorized through a 50 year lease agreement with the Sabine River Authority, which operates the 36,700-surface-acre reservoir (at elevation 437.5) and Iron Bridge Dam, on the headwaters of the Sabine River.


With a shoreline of approximately 200 miles, stretching through Hunt, Rains, and Van Zandt counties, Lake Tawakoni provides water-oriented recreation for much of central northeast Texas. More History...


Facilities include a swimming beach, 5.5 miles of hiking trails, 40 picnic sites, a four-lane boat ramp, a dump station/sewage treatment plant, and trailer pads for long-term guest host sites. 78 multi-use campsites (with electricity and water) and a Group Youth Area (35 person max.) are now open and reservable. This lease agreement with the Sabine River Authority will allow us to manage and enhance about 40 acres of native tallgrass prairie, an ecosystem that's hard to find in East Texas.


The park is located some 50 miles east of Dallas and 12 miles south of Greenville. From Interstate 20, take State Highway 47 north through Wills Point to FM 2475 and continue for about 4 miles.

Elevation, Weather, and Schedule Information

Elevation: Elevations range from 437 to 500 feet.

Weather: Average annual rainfall 42.4 inches. January average low is 30 degrees. July average high is 95 degrees.

Open: Currently open, gate hours are 7am - 10pm.

Flora and Fauna

The park consists of mostly upland re-growth and creek-bottom, post oak woodlands, and a small tract of tall grass prairie.

Area Attractions

Nearby Lake Tawakoni, you can camp at Lake Tawakoni State Park, Purtis Creek State Park, Tyler State Park, Cooper Lake State Park, Cedar Hill State Park. Other attractions nearby include Governor Hogg Shrine Historic Site (operated by the City of Quitman), and Canton "First Monday" Trade Days.

For further information on call Lake Tawakoni State Park at 903-560-7123. For more information on other State Parks, call State Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.