Lake Fork Reservoir

Texas

150Listings$5K-$9.5M$66.3MTotal Value
Lake Fork Reservoir, Texas

Lake Fork Reservoir real estate is regarded as a top twenty market in Texas for lake homes and lake lots.

Typically, buyers can find 50 Lake Fork Reservoir homes for sale, and 100 lake lots and land for sale. Offering houses at many price points, Lake Fork Reservoir homes for sale have an average list price of $433,000.

One of Texas's largest lakes, Lake Fork Reservoir has 315 miles of shoreline. The lake is also known as Lake Fork,

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  • 315Mi. of Shoreline
  • 60Deepest Depth
  • Dam Name
    Lake Fork Dam
  • Year Built
    1980
  • Managed By Sabine River Authority
  • Water Drops
    8 ft
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    27,690
  • Public Boat Ramps
    23
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
  • Schedule
    February-August
Marinas
(903) 765-2987
5004 FM 17
Alba, TX 75410
(903) 878-2500
3035 TX-154
Quitman, TX 75783
(903) 765-2385
195 PR 5551
Alba, TX 75410
Golf Courses
(903) 473-3112
252 Pvt Rd 5937
Emory, TX 75440
(903) 569-2472
975 W State Loop 564
Mineola, TX 35773
(903) 383-3290
285 Private Rd 5980
Yantis, TX 75497
Campgrounds
Lake Fork Island Inc
(903) 878-7133
2805 TX-154
Quitman, TX 75783
Owens Bro RV Park and Campground
(903) 878-2832
3035 Texas 154
Quitman, TX 75783
(903) 383-7885
8372 W FM 515
Yantis, TX 75497
  • Counties: Hopkins County, Rains County, Wood County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Interesting facts: Holds 15 of the top 20 Texas State Record Largemouth Bass ever caught, one of best bass fishing lakes in the world
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- If you were born on or after September 1, 1993, yes, you must complete a Boater Education course to operate a PWC or a boat with a horsepower rating of more than 15 hp. (See http://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/boat/laws/)
Hospitals
(903) 342-5227
719 W Coke Rd
Winnsboro, TX 75494
Airports
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
International Pkwy, DFW Airport, TX 75261
99 miles away
Mineral Quitman Airport
Co Rd 2355, Mineola, TX 75773
18 miles away
About Lake Fork Reservoir
Wood, Rains, and Hopkins Counties

Lake Fork Reservoir is located between the towns of Quitman, Alba, Emory, and Yantis, Texas. The area is just under two hours from Dallas and offers great fishing and lots of activities.

Emergency care can be found at UT Health Quitman about a 20-minute drive from the lake. While Lake Fork Reservoir is surrounded by several small airports, the closest major airport is Dallas Love Field, which is about 90 miles away.

Stock up on snacks and essentials at Brookshire’s Grocery Store, which is less than 20 minutes away. Locals recommend restaurants such as Gateway Bar & Grill, Jacky’s Pub Restaurant, and Land’s End Restaurant if you choose to dine out.

Endless Opportunities

At 43 square miles, Lake Fork Reservoir is vast, making it incredibly difficult to run out of things to do or places to explore.

Anglers can hope to catch largemouth bass, white bass, white crappie, black crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, bowfin, and sunfish. This area holds 15 of the top 20 Texas State Record Largemouth Bass ever caught, which makes it one of the premier trophy bass fishing lakes.

You can find great campgrounds nearby with great amenities like a pool and Wi-Fi. You can also park your RV on the grounds overnight or pay for a month at a time, and also benefit from the awesome perks.

Entertainment Options

Nature-lovers won't want to miss the East Texas Zoo and Gator Park, where guests can see various alligators, primates, exotic cats, monkeys, smaller reptiles, farm animals, and more.

Take some time to go to the Grand Saline Salt Palace, the only building in the world made of pure rock salt. Visitors can learn about the history of salt discovery and production in the area, as well as view exhibits about famous local people.

You could also hit the links at Lake Fork Golf Course, an 18-hole course featuring a pro shop, golf lessons, and a clubhouse.

Excellent Location for Lake Life

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Lake Fork Reservoir is an excellent choice.