Lake Athens is a spring fed lake about 80 miles SE of Dallas TX. It is near Athens, TX, the county seat of Henderson County. The lake is about 5 miles long, has numerous fingers, and is excellent for fishing, skiing and overall recreation. The bottom is sand, and you can see the bottom and fish around your boat dock. During the summer, each Tues. evening the marina has a fishing tournament with cash prizes. The marina also has a restaurant with great catfish and burgers.
It is owned and controlled by the Lake Athens Water Authority, and accommodates all types of boats and PWC's.