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Other Texas Lakes


There are many lakes in Texas that will allow a pier and/or boathouse.  Many are listed below.  There are also many lakes that are U.S. Corp of Engineer lakes and typically a boathouse and/or pier is not allowed.  You can visit my Ebby website for more details regarding these lakes and the Corp lakes.  














Lake Athens

Lake Athens is a 1,799 acre lake and the maximum depth is 50 feet.  Lake Athens is located 5 miles east of Athens.  It is owned and operated by Athens Municipal Water Authority.  The lake is in Henderson county.  This lake does allow home ownership on the water and a boathouse / pier.  It is also considered a constant level lake.  Lake Homes for Sale in Athens area (Lake Athens, Waters Edge Ranch).  Residential Homes for sale in Athens.  Acreage Homes for Sale in Athens


Waters Edge Ranch

Waters Edge Ranch is a gated community located in Athens Texas.  Enjoy the rolling hills, trees and the 328-acre private lake.  Originally the Cox Valley View Ranch, the scenic 2,150-acre gated & private Waters Edge Ranch boasts 328-acre private lake among the rolling hills, meadows & trees in Athens TX.   Gated Cabana pavilion with grilling area & pool, boat launch, marina slips, RV hook ups & dump station.   Great fishing, boating, kayaking and paddle boarding. For more information about Waters Edge, click here to view their website.    Homes for sale and Lots for sale in Waters Edge Ranch.


Lake Richland Chambers 

Lake Richland Chambers is 43,384 acres, 330 miles of shoreline, and the maximum depth is 75 feet.  The lake is located southeast of Corsicana.  It is owned and operated by Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD).  The lake is in Freestone and Navarro counties.  This is the third largest lake in Texas and the youngest lake.  There are over 60 subdivisions around the lake and you can have a waterfront property with a boathouse and/or pier.  Water skiing, boating, fishing, sailing, bird watching and jet skiing are allowed on the lake.  Species of fish found are catfish, crappie, white bass, hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, and sunfish.  Click here to search for listings available for sale.  


Safari Waters

Enter another world the moment you pull into Safari Waters Ranch in Larue Texas.  This is a gated community 90 minutes southeast of Dallas located off of Highway 175.  The moment you pull up to the manned gated entrance staffed by volunteer homeowners, they make you feel at home.  Drive through the entrance and then you will travel through 1,775 gated acres, rolling hills, 3 spring-fed lakes, and trees - trees galore.  You feel like you are in a different world.  Drop all your cares away in this lovely, quiet subdivision.  You will find free-roaming exotic wildlife such as geese, Blackbuck Antelope, Fallow Deer, Axis Deer, White-tailed deer, Peer-David's Deer, Zebra, many species of birds, fish and more. You will love how the unique homes in this community are nestled within the trees and lakes.  Fishing is allowed.  Boating is allowed but it is a no wake, idle speed lake.  The lake is perfect for canoing, paddle boating, kayaking, trolling motor boating, small fishing boats. There is an RV park with 28 sites.  There are common areas with fishing docks, picnic tables, and boat ramps.  There are 11 miles of private roads so if you like to hike, bike, walk and golf cart ride - this is the place.  There are area golf courses near by and other recreational lakes for water skiing, jet skiing and wake boarding at Lake Athens, Lake Palestine, Cedar Creek Lake and more.  To view homes and lots for sale in Safari Waters, click here.  


Lake Tawakoni

Lake Tawakoni is 36,700 acres,  200 miles, and the maximum depth is 70 feet.  Tawakoni is located southeast of Greenville on Caddo Creek and the South Fork and Cowleech Fork of the Sabine river.  It is owned and operated by Sabine River Authority.  The lake is in Van Zandt, Rains, Hunt counties.  Activities on the lake are boating, fishing, waterskiing, jet skiing, canoeing, and kayaking.  There are campgrounds and public boat ramps.  Species of fish found are striped and hybrid bass, white bass, catfish, crappie and largemouth bass.   Click here to view waterfront Homes for sale at Lake Tawakoni. 


Lake Fork

Lake Fork is 27,690   acres.  Lake Fork is located between Quitman, Alba, Emory & Yantis.  It is owned and operated by the Sabine River Authority .  The lake is in 3 counties -  Wood, Rain & Hopkins .  It is primarily a bass fishing lake and an excellent habitat for fishing and bird watching.  When boating you do need to watch for debris and stumps.  Public boat ramps.  Waterside living and boathouses are allowed.    Click here to view waterfront Homes For Sale at Lake Fork.


Possum Kingdom

Possum Kingdom Lake is 16,716  acres,  219 miles of shoreline, and the maximum depth is 145  feet.  Lake is located 25 miles from Mineral Wells.  The zipcode area is 76449 and is located in Palo Pinto county.  It is owned and operated by Brazos River Authority .    Crystal clear water and cliffside views.  There are marinas and boat ramps.  All types of boating are possible.  All registered boats are required to have a Water Recreational User Permit from the Brazos River Authority.  Camping is available.  Hells Gate, a narrow channel which cuts between an island and a row of cliffs is a popular spot.  Waterside living and boathouses are allowed.  Click here to see Waterfront Homes for sale at Possum Kingdom Lake.


Lake Palestine

Lake Palestine is 25,560 acres, length is 18 miles, and the deepest area is 50 feet.  Lake Palestine is located 15 miles southwest of Tyler.  It is owned and operated by the Angelina & Neches River Authority.  The lake is in Henderson, Smith, Anderson & Cherokee counties.  Boating, jet skiing, and fishing are allowed on the lake.  Waterside living and boathouses are allowed.  Types of fish found are Lake Palestine are largemouth bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, channel and blue catfish.  Waterside living and boathouses are allowed.  Click here to view waterfront Homes for Sale at Lake Palestine.


Eagle Mountain Lake

Eagle Mountain Lake 8,697 acres, 60 miles of shoreline, and the maximum depth is 47 feet.  Lake is located 15 miles north of downtown Fort Worth.  It is owned and operated by Tarrant Regional Water District.  The lake is in Tarrant county .  Marinas.  Camping allowed.  Watersports include sailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking and pontooning.  Click here to view waterfront homes for sale at Eagle Mountain Lake. 


Lake Granbury

Lake Granbury is 7,945 acres, 103 miles of shoreline and the maximum depth is 33 feet.  The lake is located 33 miles southwest of Fort Worth.  The lake is controlled by the Brazos River Authority .  Waterside living and a boathouse are allowed.  There is a historic downtown at the Granbury square.  Click here  to view waterfront Homes For Sale at Lake Granbury.

Lake Athens is 1,799 acres, and the maximum depth is 50  feet.  Lake Athens is located 5 miles east of Athens.  It is owned and operated by Athens Municipal Water Authority.  The lake is in Henderson county .  This lake does allow home ownership on the water and a boathouse/pier.  It is also considered a constant level lake. Click here for more information about the lake and Homes for Sale.  


Callender Lake

Callender lake is a 365 acre lake and 18 feet deep.  The lake is controlled by a Joint CLPOIA / HHPOIA Fish and Wildlife committee.  It is located between Canton, Athens and Tyler off of Hwy 31, 773 & FM 2339.  It is considered a constant level lake fed by natural springs and streams.  Callender lake is a fishing and recreation lake and large boats are not recommended.  There are two gated communities.  In the community there is a community center, boat storage, boat launch, park, fishing pier, swim beach with picnic tables and restrooms.  The lake is stocked with bass, catfish and crappie. This is a mandatory property owners association and fees are $295 a year. For more information about properties for sale on Callender Lake, please send me an email.


Hide-A-Way Lake 

Hide-A-Way is 13 miles northwest of Tyler in Smith county.  There are 3 lakes (148- acres, 80-acres & 7-acres) with around 1,600 homes.  There is a gated community, boat ramp, dock, fishing piers, beach, 27-hole golf course, parks, tennis courts, playgrounds, pavilion, picnic area, ball fields and basket ball court, on-site dining, community buildings, and an on-site medical facility.  The lake is governed by a board of directors and homeowners association.  Click here to view Waterfront Homes for Sale listed in the North Texas Region MLS.  For more information about properties for sale at Hide-A-Way lake, please send me an email. 


Echo Lake

Echo Lake is a small 500-acre lake with a gated community in Brownsboro in Henderson County.  The amenities include an airstrip, horse pasture, gun range and trails.  An 18-hole golf course is close by.  No waterskiing or jet skiing is allowed on the lake.    

Rainbo Lake (Koon Kreek Club)

Rainbo Lake (Koon Kreek Club) is a private lake and well known as a Secret Hideaway for the Rich and Famous.  It is located in Henderson county in zipcode 75770.  Safari Waters is also located in the same area.  It is a gated community with wildlife.   Click here to view Homes for Sale at Rainbo Lake & Safari Waters area.