Ray Roberts Lake State Park
Escape the bustle of the city and get back to nature just an hour north of the DFW Metroplex. Come play at Ray Roberts Lake State Park for the day or the weekend!
Things to Do
On land, you can camp, hike, bike, ride your horse, rollerblade, geocache or go backpacking. On the water, you can swim at one of our beach areas (no lifeguards on duty), paddle, or wet a hook in our kids’ fishing pond or the lake. Or enjoy quieter pursuits: photography, nature watching, or simply relaxing!
Stay at one of our many campsites or reserve a room at Lone Star Lodge. Hold your next group event here; we have group walk-in campsites, four picnic pavilions overlooking the lake, and meeting rooms at Lone Star Lodge.
Fish the 29,000-acre Ray Roberts Lake. Anglers catch largemouth bass, crappie, white bass and catfish here. The current lake record for largemouth bass is 14.07 pounds. We have boat ramps, a marina, a fishing pier and fish cleaning stations. Remember, you can fish from the shore or a pier in a state park without a fishing license!
- Lake Ray Roberts Marina: This full-service marina has boat storage and a boat repair shop. The marina sells and rents boats and motors, sells fuel and rents boat slips. Buy fishing licenses, bait, groceries and deli snacks. For more information, visit their website or call (940) 458-7343.
- Fishing and lake information for Ray Roberts Lake.
- Boater Safety
- Swimming Safety Tips
Explore our trails. The 20-mile multiuse Greenbelt Corridor runs from the Ray Roberts Dam to Lake Lewisville, along the Elm Fork Branch of the Trinity River. Horse riders can use 12 miles of the trail, while 10 miles are for hike and bike use only. Johnson Branch and Isle du Bois have multiuse trails, some of which are paved.
Ray Roberts Lake State Park has nine units. Three are developed: Johnson Branch, Isle du Bois and the Greenbelt Corridor. Six satellite units (see sidebar, under hours) have boat ramps. The full-service Lake Ray Roberts Marina is at the Sanger unit; Lone Star Lodge is at the Jordan unit.
We need your help! Visit our Volunteer page or ask at headquarters.
Rangers lead nature hikes and programs on outdoor skills, arts in the parks, and more! Check our Events page for upcoming programs. We offer guided nature hikes and programs for groups at our outdoor classroom. Call the park to schedule a program for your group.
- Drop by the Interpretive Center at Isle du Bois.
- Borrow a Junior Ranger Explore Pack for your kids!
- Learn more about the park on our Nature and History pages.
- Teachers: This is a Texas Aquatic Science Certified Field Site.
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- Gainesville: Morton Museum, antique shops and zoo.
- Collinsville: Antique shopping and historical landmarks.
- Dallas: All the amenities of the big city!
- Fort Worth: Explore Texas’ western heritage at the Stockyards.
- Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
- Texoma Loop of the Great Texas Wildlife Trails: Best wildlife viewing in the area.