TPWD District Fisheries Office

PO Box 1446
Pottsboro, Texas 75076
(903) 786-2389
Dan Bennett, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

Nearby State Parks

  • Eisenhower
    50 Park Road 20
    Denison TX 75020-4878
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Lake Texoma

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BOATER ADVISORY: Zebra mussels have invaded this reservoir! CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY your boat, trailer, livewells/bait buckets, and other gear before traveling to another water body. Draining water is required by law and possession and transport of zebra mussels is illegal.

Small outline of lake
Public Access Facilities
Lake Characteristics

Location: A Red River impoundment on the Texas-Oklahoma border northwest of Sherman-Denison, west of US 75
Surface area: 74,686 acres
Maximum depth: 100 feet
Impounded: 1944

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 615 to 619 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 5-8 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Moderate to clear

Reservoir Controlling Authority

US Army Corps of Engineers
Drawer A
Denison, Texas 75020
(903) 465-4990

Aquatic Vegetation

Not abundant, but there are some stands of water willow, American lotus, floating heart, and bushy pondweed. Blue-green algae blooms occasionally occur in this reservoir. Visit the USACE Tulsa District website for any current advisories or warnings.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offers a downloadable map