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Information and Facts about Lake Lewisville

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Lewisville Lake
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1801 N Mill Street
Lewisville, TX 75057-1821
Phone: (469) 645-9100

Directions & Factoid
Directions: At Lewisville, east of I-35E.

Factoid: Just north of Dallas, popular Lewisville Lake is a 29,592 acre lake with unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities. Over 20 parks surround the lake and offer camping, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, boating, and golf.

Lake Lewisville

Quick Links: Fishing Regulations | Angling Opportunities | Cover & Structure | Tips & Tactics
Small outline of lake
Public Access Facilities
Lake Characteristics

Location: On the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Denton County near Lewisville
Surface area: 29,592 acres
Maximum depth: 67 feet
Impounded: 1954
Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 522 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 4-8 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority

US Army Corps of Engineers
1801 N. Mill St.
Lewisville, Texas 75057
(469) 645-9100
Aquatic Vegetation

Small stands of pondweed
Predominant Fish Species

* Largemouth bass
* Spotted bass
* White & hybrid striped bass
* White crappie
* Blue & channel catfish

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report
Stocking History
Lake Maps

Free maps are available at the USACE office (214) 434-1666. Commercial maps are available at retail stores.
Fishing Regulations

Statewide regulations apply to all fishes except blue catfish, which are subject to a 30-to-45-inch slot limit. Blue catfish 30 inches and less or 45 inches and longer may be retained, with a limit of one per day that measures 45 inches or longer. Otherwise, the daily bag limit is 25 blue and channel catfish combined.
Angling Opportunities

White crappie and white bass provide the most angling activity on Lake Lewisville. Largemouth bass, the most popular fish in Texas, is also popular at Lewisville. Hybrid striped bass have been stocked and provide anglers with another open water sport fish. The blue and channel catfish fisheries are excellent.
Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass yes
Spotted Bass yes
Catfish yes
Crappie yes
White Bass yes
Hybrid Striped Bass yes
Fishing Cover/Structure

Standing timber in several areas of the lake hold crappie and largemouth bass.
Tips & Tactics

Largemouth bass can be found around available structure (timber) in coves or along the shoreline. White bass school in the main lake during summer; follow the gulls. Crappie fishing is excellent under bridges that cross arms of the lake. Hybrids are found around humps and ridges on Hickory Creek and the main lake. Catfishing is good near the old Lake Dallas area.

Lewisville
Lewisville, TX
Website
Texas Outside Rating: 7.1

Acres Of Water & Miles Of Shoreline
28,890 acres and 187 miles of shoreline

Links

* Lake Map
* Watercraft Rentals

Brief Overview:
Lake Lewisville is a Texas Outside Favorite because it offers some good shoreline camping, fair cruising, good food and music, a fun party cove, and some OK places to ski or board. Lake Lewisville is a large (28,980 acres) Corp of Engineers lake with plenty of camping and day use areas, but it is relatively shallow, and is not one of the prettiest of the Texas lakes. It can get crowded and rough due to wind, lots of boat traffic, and big wakes made by some very large, beautiful boats.
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A Typical Texas Outsider Day
Cruise by some of the big houses on the west end of the lake (just before you get to Pilot Knoll Park), raft up and swim in the party cove at Westlake Park, and then head over to Charlie’s or Sneaky Pete’s for a drink of your choice, fun crowds, some munchies, and good music on the deck.

For something different, try boat golfing – pack your clubs and Frisbee golf discs and boat over to Stewart Peninsula Golf Course (tie up to their dock and walk about 150 yards to the pro shop). You can find a review of Stewart Peninsula Golf Course in the golfing section of Texas Outside. It is a very fun and challenging course. Beach your boat at the west side of Lake Lewisville Park and play the disc golf course (a really fun course that winds through the trees, up and down some hills and along the water, plus dog legs, blind shots, and more).

Try to find some calm water for skiing, tubing, or boarding in one of the coves at the north end of the lake, along the dam, or on the west side of the lake by the Highway 35 bridge.
Charlies Lewisville_cove

Other Cool Things To Do:
There are quite a few coves for swimming or fishing. You can watch the wind surfers at Lewisville Lake Park. Or for the really adventurous seeking a thrill, go for a powered parachute, parasail, or hot air balloon ride with Flying and Floating Toys. Cruise over to Sneaky Pete’s and play or watch volleyball, swim in the pool, and have drinks on the deck. Or boat over and play a round of frisbee golf near Lake Park.
Lewisville6 Flyingandfloating

What To Do If No Boat:
You’re missing a lot of fun if you don’t get out on the water, so go rent a boat or some other water toy from Just For Fun – click here to find a listing of what they rent and a link to thier website. Take advantage of some of the day use areas at Oakland Park, Hickory Creek Park, or any of the other parks on the lake – swim, fish, picnic, and horse around.

Nearby Activities:
There are lots of restaurants, golf, shopping and anything else you need within 20 miles of Lake Lewisville – check out Discover Texas and the Golfing Section of Texas Outside.

Restaurants, Bars, & Music:
Sneaky Pete’s and Charlies have good food and live music and both are fun places to spend a few hours eating, sipping a cold one, people watching, or listening to some music.

Wake Boarding & Skiing:
Try the far east end near Stewart Creek Park, by the dam, or the far west end by Pilot Knoll Park. Windsurfing is excellent off the point at Lewisville Lake Park

Fishing:
White crappie and white bass provide the most angling activity on Lake Lewisville. Largemouth bass, the most popular fish in Texas, is also popular at Lewisville. Hybrid striped bass have been stocked and provide anglers with another open water sport fish. The blue and channel catfish fisheries are excellent.
Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Catfish
Crappie
White Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass

*Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife

Camping, Waterfront Lodging, and Day Use Parks

* Day use areas include: East Hill, Westlake, Copperas Branch, and Harbor Lane
* Read the Texas Outside campground reviews on Hickory Creek and Oakland Park. Others parks with camping include: Stewart’s Creek, Eastvale Park, Hidden Cove Park, Little Elm, Willow Grove, Sycamore Bend, Pilot Knoll, and Cottonwood.
* We are not aware of any lodges, cabins, or other rental properties on the lake.

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Ramps & Marinas
Gas, ice, and other basics are available at Eagle Point Marina (hiding in the back and down the last row of boat slips on the east side of Sneaky Pete’s and past the volleyball courts) and Pier 121 Marina. There are plenty of ramps in the day use parks.
Texas Outside Rating of Lewisville
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More Pictures
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Texas Outside Lakes Rating Scale

Texas Outside rates lakes on a 1 to 10 scale based on:

* Beauty: high scores are given for lots of trees, hills, or pretty houses
* Water Clarity: if you’re standing in two feet of water and can’t see your toes or the water has a deep brown color, we’re talking a 1
* Water Conditions: rough water with waves over a foot (good for PWCs or surfing) due to consistent wind or boat wakes don’t rate high on our scale
* Skiing & Board Conditions: on the weekends if you can typically find a good cove or part of the lake with glass, we’re talking a 10
* Beaches: don’t you hate those beaches when you step into the water you sink in mud up to your knees and loose your flip-flops or it’s all slime and weeds or small rocks – if so, that’s a 1
* Fun Scale: lakes scoring a 10 have fun restaurants and bars, great coves for raft ups or swimming, and fun rental toys
* Cruising & Touring: if you can cruise the lake and look at beautiful houses, nice marinas, pretty coves, or anything similar it will score high
* Restaurants & Bars: nothing better than cruising over and having some good food and listening to some great music on the deck of a fun restaurant – the ride back with smooth water and a fun moon is also pretty cool – we’re talking a 10
* Safety Level: lakes with lots of wild and crazy jet skiers or fast cigarette boats will score low
* Camping: we’re looking for beautiful spacious sites right on the water with a nice sandy beach to swim and park the boat
* Fishing: the bigger the better and they have to be easy to hook

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