Where to Get your Feet Wet – Best Lakes in D/FW

Summer’s here, and if you can’t sit in front of a computer any longer, check out local lakes and water parks – and in North Texas, there are many.
The categories below represent nearly anything you’d want to do at local watering holes. From fishing to high power jet skis, DFW provides something for everyone.

For the fisherman
Texas has great fishing, and you don’t have to drive very far to find it. Lake Ray Hubbard is great for the experienced fisherman as well as the guy who wants to sit in a lawn chair and watch a bobber go up and down all day. Known for catfish and largemouth bass, Lake Ray Hubbard is stocked with fish ready to bite.

Lake Ray Roberts in Pilot Point and Eagle Mountain Lake in Fort Worth are also excellent lakes for fishing. If you are willing to drive about 80 miles east, Lake Fork is, hands down, the best fishing lake in Texas.

For the water sports enthusiast
Lake Grapevine is perfect for all things recreational: water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skis, you name it and they’ve got it. There are places on the lake to rent anything your little daredevil heart desires. Tubing by the dam is highly recommended.

For the outdoorsman

Depending on how rough and tough you want your camping experience to be, Joe Pool Lake provides all kinds. It’s typically about $25 a night for a campsite. Joe Pool has tons of campsites all around the lake, and even the most basic ones come with running water and electricity. You can also rent a cabin if you don’t like sleeping on the ground or don’t own an RV.

For the hiker, biker, or bird-watcher
Ray Roberts has really good hiking trails, not just for those on-foot, but also for bikers and horseback riders too. If you like cycling, White Rock has great bike paths. White Rock and Joe Pool are also excellent for bird watching by the lake.

For the romantic
Even on a cloudy day, the sunset’s still beautiful at White Rock.
It’s possible that the best sunset in Dallas is from the east side of White Rock Lake. Find a good spot at Sunset Bay and look west to see the sun setting over the Dallas skyline. In a word, it’s awesome.

For the young-at-heart
Lake Lewisville is still king when it comes to partying on the lake. Sneaky Pete’s is great to get away and have a few drinks. Just remember to use caution on this lake; it has a small (OK, large) reputation of being one of the most dangerous lakes in Texas.

For the paddler
Check out the Lake Arlington’s “Paddling Trail” if you are into kayaking or canoeing. It’s an on-the-water trail that goes almost all the way around the entire lake! You’re looking at a 10-mile jaunt for the whole trip, but less-athletic kayakers can cut the trip in half or thirds using pre-determined checkpoints.

By Kyle Scheumack, See Full article from Pegasus news

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