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    About Upper Raintree Lake
    Location and Access

    Upper Raintree Lake is a reservoir in Big Sandy, Texas, part of Upshur County. Longview is around 35 miles away, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area is around 125 miles away.

    CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Winnsboro is the closest medical center, located just 26 minutes away from the lake area. East Texas Regional Airport is located around an hour away.

    The area offers great schooling dedicated to providing a supportive learning environment for your children. Harmony Elementary, Harmony Jr. High, and Harmony Sr. High are the closest to the area. There is also the Gilmer school district which is about 20 minutes away from the lake area.

    On the Water Fun

    The Upper Raintree Lake area is a lesser-known property but makes for a beautiful and peaceful view for visitors to enjoy outdoor recreational activities around the lake.

    The lake is 26-acres in size, perfect for recreational activities for the whole family. The fishing opportunities here are limited, but you can expect to catch largemouth bass and redear sunfish.

    City of Gilmer, Texas

    If you are someone who does not enjoy the busy, loud, and crowded city life, then Gilmer could be the spot for you. This lesser-known small town area is perfect for local traditions and a great stopping point for visitors.

    Gilmer is known for being the home of the East Texas Yamboree. This four-day event in October is one of the oldest festivals that continues to be a success. Established in 1935, the Yamboree has been able to grow from being once a small local festival to a large one that attracts Texans from around the state and some in surrounding states.

    Excellent Choice for a Lake Home

    Whether you are looking for a family home, full-time retirement home, or vacation home, Upper Raintree Lake is a great option. Escape the busy city life and enjoy the beautiful scenic peaceful area.