The reservoir's primary purpose is to provide a municipal and industrial water supply for the surrounding communities and the City of Dallas. With a shoreline of approximately 200 miles, stretching through Hunt, Rains, and Van Zandt counties, Lake Tawakoni provides water-oriented recreation for much of central northeast Texas. Prior to construction of the reservoir in 1960, the surrounding land area had been settled by ranchers and farmers following its occupation by "prehistoric Indians" and many historic Indian tribes for whom Lake Tawakoni is named. In order to provide stewardship of the natural resources present, the master plan was developed to provide a balance between recreational demands of the region and preservation of natural resources.Put Lake Tawakoni State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Wills Point online road trip planner.
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Lake Tawakoni State Park reviews
We visit this park 3 to 4 times a year & for the most part we truly enjoy the low key & peacefulness of this park. However, this visit I had an episode with a bulldog. I was walking beside my... more »
When we need to hang out in nature, this is one of our favorite local state parks! It is beautiful, relaxing, and the little beach is fun! more »
Nice trees, nice lake. Bathroom shower combos leave something to be desired couldn't get anything but lukewarm water. Most campsites are RV with electric and water so tent sizes are limited. As with a majority of the parks if you get rowdy neighbors you're going to hear them.
Beautiful park. Very peaceful considering how close it is to the city limits. Was very surprised by how close it was to home and how fast you can get there. The swimming area was also very clean.
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