Everything is bigger in Texas, as the saying goes, and if you want proof, take a look at Lake Fork. About 70 miles east of Dallas, Lake Fork is one of the biggest lakes in the biggest state, covering almost 30,000 acres and creating 315 miles of shoreline. If you are serious about playing, the lake offers big opportunities for fishing, golfing, and other outdoor sports. Just find a place to live on the lakefront among a big collection of beautiful lake homes for sale.
Lake Fork is renowned for its “trophy waters.” Originally instituted as a fishery reservoir, it now continues as possibly the top premiere fishing destination in Texas. Many bass record holders have come from this lake, including a largemouth bass weighing over 18 pounds caught in 1992. In order to preserve the lake's phenomenal opportunities for trophy fish, the Sabine River Authority of Texas and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department work hard to maintain the lake's reputation. They have instituted a slot limit on largemouth bass larger than 24 inches, and the Parks Department continues to ensure a good crop of fish by stocking the lake with Florida bass.
Anglers, prepare for big rewards at Lake Fork. Many of the fish in the lake love to hang out because of the variety of its underwater structure, which consists of roadbeds, fallen trees, ridges, humps, and creeks. The lake also welcomes fishers interested in deeper waters. Several marinas near Lake Fork's lakefront cabins, including the Minnow Bucket Marina and Pope’s Landing Marina, offer a place to lodge your boat or rent one. And those new to the lake can rent out a professional fishing guide service for their first fishing expedition.
In addition to fishing, lake-view homes provide access to great golfing for golfers of all skill levels. The first of two main golf courses surrounding the reservoir, Lake Fork Golf Course, offers 18 holes of less challenging ranges for those who don’t consider themselves professionals. The second, The Links at Land’s End, features an 18-hole course set on more challenging terrain and has been rated highly among Texas golf courses. If you are serious about golf, consider residing on one of these courses. For more information, visit GolfHomes.com.
There is more to do at Lake Fork than fish and golf. The Lake Fork Chamber of Commerce boasts about the duck hunting available at Lake Fork. A great venue for bird watching, the lake attracts a variety of birds due to its vegetation in shallow waters. Bald eagles are just one of many interesting bird species that have been reported to nest and feed in the area.
In true Texas fashion, Lake Fork is a big lake with big opportunities for outdoor sports. Anyone looking to adopt a Texas-sized lifestyle should take a serious look at the lake properties for sale at Lake Fork.
On Lake Fork Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River, lake's acreage is 27,690 at conservation level, maximum depth is 70 feet. Little clearing of timber was done prior to impoundment in 1980, making for excellent fish habitat. Water Level Fluctuation: Moderate, 2-4 ft. Boat launch ramps are at Lake Fork Bridge on FM 515 and on south shore on Texas 154. Maps and information available at lake headquarters at dam on Texas 182. Accessible from Quitman (5 miles northeast) and Alba. - Texas Dept of Transportation Guide Book.
Lake Fork Creek, Birch Creek and Big Caney Creek are the primary feeder streams along with numerous secondary creeks. The Reservoir is used for water supply and recreation. Lake Fork is used for water supply and recreation. Lake Fork has gained national recognition because of its trophy largemouth bass fishery.