Ray Roberts Lake State Park

  • Video published on Sep 20, 2017.

Natural Playground

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! Take a virtual tour with our interactive trails map.

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 15.18 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 the Lake Ray Roberts Marina website or call (940) 458-7343.
  • Lone Star Lodge Marina: The only marina on the east side of Lake Ray Roberts with outdoor electricity available in the parking lot to charge your boat batteries. They also have boat, jet ski, kayak, and overnight boat slip rentals. For more information, visit the Lone Star Lodge and Marina website or call (940) 686-0261. 
  • Fishing and lake information for Ray Roberts Lake.
  • Water Safety

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 and Marina is at the Jordan unit.

Get involved

We need your help! Visit our Volunteer page or ask at headquarters.

Support state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

Ranger Programs

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.

Area Attractions

Isle du Bois Unit
100 PW 4137
Pilot Point, TX 76258-8944

Latitude: 33.365671

Longitude: -97.012150

(940) 686-2148

Johnson Branch Unit
100 PW 4153
Valley View, TX 76272-7411

Latitude: 33.429802

Longitude: -97.056449

(940) 637-2294

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $7 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Isle du Bois and Johnson Branch:

Open daily.
6 a.m. – 10 p.m.


We often reach capacity; reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use. To guarantee entrance reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.


Satellite units:

Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Buck Creek - Grayson County
Jordan - Denton County
Sanger - Denton County
Pond Creek - Denton County
Elm Fork - Denton County
Pecan Creek - Cooke County


Busy Season

March through November


January average low is 30 degrees. July average high is 95 degrees. Average rainfall is 38.2 inches. For current weather conditions, call (940)391-5840.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

620 feet

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