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If you’re thinking of lake homes for sale, look to Lake O’ the Pines in northeast Texas. This sprawling reservoir and recreation haven has been heralded for offering some of the finest boating, fishing, hunting, and overall outdoor experiences in the region. After spending one day on the lake, it’s not hard to see why!
Lake O’ the Pines is situated on the Big Cypress Bayou, and it stretches into Marion, Harrison, Camp, Morris, and Upshur counties. Anglers in these areas, and far beyond, flock to the lake for its impressive variety of fish that are ripe for the hunting. Take to the lake’s 18,700 acres of water surface for a day of fun—and productive—fishing; you’ll find largemouth and spotted bass, in addition to a healthy population of indigenous white bass. You’ll also come across crappie (black and white) and sunfish, along with blue, channel, and flathead catfish. All of these fish are happy and healthy in the fresh waters of Lake O’ the Pines, which means they’re on the hefty side, too! Search out the many man-made fish attractors to make easy work of hunting down your next trophy catch today!
Of course, Lake O’ the Pines hasn’t earned such a proud reputation for its fishing alone. Recreation enthusiasts are quick to point out that the lake hosts a multitude of boating, camping, and hunting accommodations that are simply second to none in the area. Follow the call of the water by first visiting any of the lake’s several public boat ramps and marinas. In particular, lake homes for sale are located in close proximity to eleven local and federal-run boat ramps, six privately owned concessions, and mile upon mile of inviting shoreline. Launch your personal or rented sailboat, motor boat, Jet Ski, kayak, or raft and prepare to make a splash! Another idea is to lay out a towel on the beach, sport your favorite pair of sunglasses and best summer smile, and soak up some warm Texas rays. Better yet—do it all!
Mingling with lakefront properties are numerous public and fee-based campgrounds, parks, and day-use facilities that line the shores of Lake O’ the Pines. In addition to offering spectacular nature-watching opportunities, the lake is bordered by 4,500 acres of land designated for hunting. Aim your shot for feral hogs, white-tail deer, and even wild turkey. Or set your sights on a birdie that really takes to flight on any local golf course: test your swing at links like Rusty Rail, Oak Lawn, and The Challenge at Cypress Hills. If you’d like to live on a Lake O’ the Pines golf course, visit GolfHomes.com today for property listings and details.
With so much to see, do, and experience on and around the lake, many regard Lake O’ the Pines as their home away from home, and some are lucky to call it home year-round!
Lake O' The Pines is one of the most Beautiful Lakes in Northeast Texas, brimming with bass, catfish & crappie. Bring your ski boats, bass boats and sail boats or rent pontoon boats, party boats, jet skis and floating cabins from the marinas. They have marine gas, drinks, snacks and supplies. You can choose to stay at one of several waterfront or water view homes, guest houses, cabins or motels.
Stay at our motels, lodges, cabins, lakeside homes or private guest houses overlooking the lake, some with rental watercraft. Gas station with propane, ice, beer, snacks, deli, Lotto, fishing & hunting license, ATM; a convenience store with mini-market and deli; a beverage store with liquor, beer, wine, soft drinks & snacks; restaurants, cafes & grill; an ice cream parlor, auto repair & tire store and welding shop; complete fishing service with a lunch & dinner cruise,; U.S. Army Corps lakeside parks with RV and tent camping sites under tall pine trees, with water and electricity, cooking grills and boat ramps; Clean lakeside Day Use areas amongst the trees, with picnic benches, grills, a children's play area with swing & slide, with protected swimming beaches, fishing piers and rest rooms; a covered shelter and amphitheater for group rentals; a birdwatcher and nature lovers paradise; local shopping, banks, real estate offices, and investment firm; apartments, Laundromat, car wash, RV hookups, and movie rentals. Many bass & crappie tournaments.
Are they permitted? Yes
Can you swim in the lake? Yes
Average water level variance? 4-5 feet
Are they permitted? Yes
Are they permitted? Yes
Depth of Lake:
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth bass, spotted bass, blue catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, crappie, sunfish, white bass, hybrid striped bass, chain pickerel.
FISHING REGULATIONS: The following special regulations are in effect at this lake: For white bass and hybrid striped bass, minimum length limit is 10 inches and daily bag limit is 25. Only 5 white bass and hybrid striped bass 18 inches or greater may be retained each day. For black crappie and white crappie caught from December 1 through the last day in February, there is no minimum length limit. Daily bag is 25 in any combination of black and white crappie, and all crappie caught must be retained. Other fishes are subject to statewide regulations.
This lake's diverse fish community offers many angling opportunities. White bass are native to the Cypress River Basin; the population is abundant and contains many legal-size fishes. Crappie, also popular with anglers, are quite abundant with large proportions of legal-size fish available. Both white and black crappie are present with black crappie being the dominant species. Channel, blue, and flathead catfish are all present. The largemouth bass population is abundant with many legal-size fish available for harvest. Sunfish (bluegill, redear, and redbreast) are abundant with quality-size fish available.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Fishing Report
Hay's Bait Distributors
903-968-4938, RR 1 Box 286, Ore City, TX 75683-9761
903-968-4017, Wisteria Rd, Ore City, TX 75683
Glenn's Bait Shop
903-968-4920, 16420 State Highway 155 N, Ore City, TX 75683-4500
903-755-2675, RR 1, Avinger, TX
Boating and fishing access is provided by the Corps of Engineers, Marion County, and private marinas. Launch fees are charged at most boat ramps; however, the Corps maintains five free ramps in addition to developed park areas.
Brey Dock and Dredge
Ron Brey, email@example.com
P.O. Box 146, Grand Saline, Texas (903)963-8231
Dishman's Highway 155 Marina
903-968-3183, 16851 State Highway 155 N, Ore City, TX 75683-4510
Campsites with water and electricity are available at Brushy Creek, Buckhorn Creek, Johnson Creek, and Alley Creek. Primitive camping is available at Cedar Springs and Hurricane Creek.
Daingerfield State Park, in Morris County southwest of Texarkana, is a 550.89-acre recreational area (including an 80-surface-acre lake), deeded in 1935 by private owners and opened in 1938. The park offers picnicking; camping; boating (5 MPH speed limit); fishing; swimming in an unsupervised swimming area; hiking; and nature study. A seasonal concession (March - October) rents pedal boats and canoes.
Local Area Businesses
Nearby attractions include Lake Bob Sandlin, Atlanta, and Caddo Lake State Parks; Starr Mansion State Historic Site; Morris County Museum; Wildflower Trails 3rd weekend in April; and Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage and Mardi Gras Jefferson in February; and Captain Daingerfield Days in Daingerfield 3rd weekend in October.