O. H. Ivie Lake

On a hot summer day in the northern Hill Country region of Texas, Lake Ivie is an ideal place to be. Officially named O.H.Ivie Reservoir, the waters are commonly called Lake Ivie among the locals. The original name was Stacy…

Lake Waxahachie

Texas Bluebonnets Near Waxahachie

One of many reservoirs in the Texas Prairies and Lakes Region, Lake Waxahachie was constructed to provide a municipal water supply to the nearby City of Waxahachie. Small by reservoir standards, the 656-acre reservoir still manages to provide plenty of…

Lake O’ the Pines

For many people in the Texas Piney Woods region, ‘let’s go to the lake!’ means Lake O’ The Pines. This extraordinary reservoir was built primarily for flood control and water supply, but recreation quickly claimed a spot near the front…

Lake Arlington

Lake Arlington Summer Sunset

Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Lake Arlington does double duty for the citizens of the metro-plex. Originally planned for flood control and water supply, Lake Arlington quickly became a favored local fishing and boating destination. Several small gated communities…

Lavon Lake

Lake Lavon Vista

Lavon Lake holds a special spot in the affections of residents northeast of Dallas. The reservoir, located on the East Fork of the Trinity River in the Prairies and Lakes region, does double-duty by providing flood control and water supply…

Lake Cleburne

Lake Cleburne Summer

Lake Cleburne does far more than provide water for the City of Cleburne, Texas. The reservoir in the Prairies and Lakes region also provides local residents and visitors with recreational opportunities and some great bass fishing. Texas reservoirs are well-known…

Lake Limestone

Lake Limestone Sunset

One of the best-kept secret destinations in the Prairies and Lakes Region of Texas is Lake Limestone. The reservoir was created in 1978 when the Brazos River Authority built the Sterling C. Robinson Dam across the Navasota River. Originally built…

Eagle Mountain Lake

View from Eagle Mountain Lake Park

Eagle Mountain Lake was created to alleviate two contradictory problems: periodic flooding along the Trinity River and a looming water shortage in Fort Worth. One of a series of flood control dams built by the United States Army Corps of…

Possum Kingdom Lake

Possum Kingdon Lake Observation Point

One of the most amusing names in lake recreation has to be Possum Kingdom Lake in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas. Often called simply PK, the reservoir has been termed the best man-made lake in Texas, in Kirk…

Benbrook Lake

Rainbow Over Benbrook Dam

Sprawled along the Clear Fork branch of the Trinity River in the Texas Prairies and Lakes region, Benbrook Lake works hard to improve the quality of life for area residents and visitors. The 3800-acre reservoir was created by the US…

Houston County Lake

One of the best-kept secrets in the Texas Piney Woods region is Houston County Lake. The reservoir was created in 1966 to supply water to the towns of Crockett, Grapeland, and Latexo. Since the lake opened, local residents have a…

Lake Whitney

Lake Whitney Dam & Powerhouse

A welcoming oasis of water in the often dry Texas Prairies and Lakes Region, Lake Whitney draws visitors from some of the largest cities in Texas. About 65 miles south of Forth Worth and 30 miles north of Waco, the…

Lake Nacogdoches

Lake Nacogdoches Shoreline

Lake Nacogdoches, located in the Piney Woods region of Texas, is known for excellent fishing, wildlife viewing, boating, and all types of water sports: swimming, sailing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, and tubing. The summer drought…

Joe Pool Lake

Sunrise Over Joe Pool Lake

When summer heat leaves residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area longing for cool breezes, many of them head for Joe Pool Lake. This reservoir was created in 1985 for water supply and recreation for the millions of residents of the…