Lake Lewisville Information

Lake Lewisville is a DFW favorite for boating, fishing, camping and more. Learn about boating options, fishing guides, marinas, rental cabins, golfing and alternative lodging options in this info guide. You'll find everything you need to plan your weekend fun or lake vacation on Lake Lewisville.  

Introduction to Lake Lewisville


Lake Lewisville is a gorgeous place to visit throughout the year and provides a delightful family friendly location in Denton County. Lake Lewisville is previously known as Lake Dallas. The lake is within a North Texas reservoir located near Dallas and was created in the late 1940s. It was created when the Lewisville Dam was created. The lake is managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.


The water volume of Lake Lewisville is approximately 555 thousand acres per foot. The surface elevation is slightly over five hundred twenty feet (522), and the maximum depth is around sixty-five feet.


Lake Lewisville is approximately twenty miles away from Dallas and Arlington, Texas and thirty miles from Fort Worth. The lake location is on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.  


History of Lake Lewisville


In 1927, the Garza Dam construction was completed which created Lake Dallas. The dam was over ten thousand feet long with a spillway of over five hundred fifty feet. At the time, the shorelines spanned over forty miles long around the waters. 


Later, more water storage was needed which followed with the construction of the Garza-Little Elm dam. The second construction combined Lake Dallas to Little Elm Creek as well as Hickory Creek. In 1957, Lake Dallas was renamed Lewisville Lake.   


Lake Lewisville Fishing Information


Lake Lewisville is a delightful place for fishing many kinds of fish. Fish inhabitants include largemouth bass, hybrid bass, white bass, spotted bass, white crappie, blue catfish, and channel catfish.


Fishing for catfish, crappie, and white bass is considered excellent. Angling for largemouth bass as well as spotted bass and hybrid striped bass is good. 


In several places around the lake, fishermen will find standing timbers. These areas are good for catching crappie as well as largemouth bass. White bass schools near the main part of the lake during the summer months. 


Bridges offer the perfect place to catch crappie. Hybrid striped bass is easily found near and around the humps plus ridged areas close to Hickory Creek. For those who love to catfish, consider places near the old lake area.


Although Lake Lewisville offers excellent fishing opportunities year-round, Spring is the optimal time to catch bass, crappie, and stripers. Summertime is excellent for all types of bass fishing along with Fall and Winter.


Experienced fishing guides for Lake Lewisville are available for hire.


Lake Lewisville Boating Information


Lake Lewisville offers various marinas, including;


Boat rentals are numerous near Lake Lewisville and will fit your every need. American Watercraft Rentals offers boat rentals, speed boats, wakeboards, kayaks, pontoons, and more. Sam's Dock Boat Rentals offers rentals of jet skis, ski boats, fishing boats, and other watersports equipment. 


Dallas Corinth Yacht Club offers a legacy of inspiration in the Lake Lewisville area. They provide a youth sailing program focused on youth developing basic sailing skills. The lake area offers plenty of boating fun opportunities.


Rental Cabins Near Lake Lewisville


Lake Lewisville offers fun getaways for a weekend or a week.  Check out our complete selection of cabin rentals, and lakeside homes. 


Lake Lewisville is your much-needed vacation destination. Take extended time with the family or meet up with some close friends. Browse through our cabin rentals as well as lake view homes to get started today.


Lake Lewisville Camping Resources


Locations to camp at Lake Lewisville are plenty for RV camping and tent camping. Family and friends will enjoy nature at its best at the lake during their stay.


Stewart Creek Park is located in The Colony, Texas. This location offers camping, fishing, picnicking, and a delightful place to relax. Pilot Knoll Park is located in Argyle, Texas. This park offers another great place to camp, fish, play, and relax. 


Willow Grove Park is located in Lake Dallas, Texas, and offers similar activities including camping. Camping is also available at Lewisville Camping Ground and Hickory Creek Campgrounds


Hidden Cove Park is a delightful place and the park is located in Frisco, Texas. This park offers a marina, cabins, RV campsites, a convention center, as well as a bunkhouse. 


Lake Park RV Campground offers camping grounds, boat ramps, places to picnic, and bird watching. Enjoy the beach area, athletic facilities, and golfing while spending time bonding with the great outdoors. 


Hiking & Riding Near Lake Lewisville


Hiking the trails at Lake Lewisville offers a way to enjoy the wildlife, bird watching, and exercise in the outdoors. At the lake, there are plenty of places to go hiking, walking, or jogging. 


  • Shoreline Trail in The Colony
  • The Old Alton Bridge Trail in Argyle, Texas
  • LLELA Nature Preserve
  • Bittern Marsh Trail
  • Black Jack Trail
  • Cicada Trail
  • Cottonwood Trail
  • Green Dragon Trail
  • Padding Trail
  • Redbud Trail
  • Johnny Broyle's Nature Trail
  • The Colony's Lakeshore Trail
  • Veal Spring Branch Trail Head. 


Many of the parks around the lake also offer small trails to enjoy during the bright days or lighter evenings. Most dominant trail locations offer the ability to bike the trails.


Horseback riding is a popular sport surrounding Lake Lewisville. RNR Stables offers summer camps for riding lessons and equine fun. The J Ranch, located in Roanoke, Texas, offers Western and English Riding for all experience levels. Finnegan Farms, located in Aubrey, Texas, offers training programs for new to experienced riders.


Things To Do at Lake Lewisville


While enjoying your visit to Lake Lewisville, you will find plenty of things to do during your stay. For the golfer, you will find plenty of golf courses to play. For individuals, families, and friends - there are plenty of dining options available near the lake you won't want to miss.


Shopping nearby Lake Lewisville offers a variety of shopping styles. The city locations surrounding the lake offer a pleasant small-town atmosphere while providing a large variety of shopping options. 


With or without children, you will enjoy taking part in plenty of museums and family entertainment. There is definitely something available for everyone to enjoy.


Entertainment at Lake Lewisville

Enjoy visiting the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and take a flight back in time. See the aircraft collections available from different war eras as well as civilian aircraft. Next, take a trip on the historic railroad at the Museum of American Railroad. Learn about and explore life-size trains as well as G-Models. 


Adults and children enjoy walking through the historic towns at Frisco Heritage Museum. The park includes older buildings, a depo, a locomotive, a caboose, and a schoolhouse. Take time to allow the children to imagine and play at the Play Street Museum also located in Frisco, Texas. 


Thirty minutes away, the family will love visiting the largest aquarium in the Lake Lewisville area. Join others walking through sea tunnels, touching starfish, and meeting the wildlife at Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium


Schedule the day at one of two different nature preserves located near the lake. Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is located in Plano, Texas, and offers a 200 acre area of natural beauty. Stop along the way and rest at the pavilions, take a walk on the trails, or try off-road cycling. 


Your next nature preserve to visit is the LLELA Nature Preserve location in Lewisville, Texas. The preserve offers a nature area to explore.  It's a great palace for families to bird watch, kayak, walks on the trails, as well as night guided hikes. 


Shopping & Dining at Lake Lewisville

Shopping and dining offer a variety of experiences for those visiting the Lake Lewisville area.  Various shopping malls and villages include:



After taking time to shop, then be sure to try out some of the unique dining options near Lake Lewisville. Chasing Tail BBQ offers a no-frills selection of BBQ foods. Old House BBQ boasts of being the best BBQ place in Lewisville.  They offer dine in, carrying out, online ordering and catering. 


Sneaky Pete's offers a unique dining experience with views of Lake Lewisville in Texas. The establishment offers a dine-in menu as well as orders to go. The restaurant provides full catering options to take care of event needs.


Take your furry friends with you to Fair Winds Bar & Grill because they offer doggie menu. Enjoy the beautiful waterfront view of the lake or watching the big game TV.


How about some Tex-Mex with a Hawaiin Twist?  Then, be sure to visit Hula Hut in Little Elm, Texas.  Plenty of shady areas during the hot summer days under the extravagant colored lights!  It is definitely an experience you won't want to miss!


Hungry for some Cajun food while near the lake? Then, take a few minutes to order from Mrs. Lively's Cajun Konnection in Lake Dallas, Texas. Choose from appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, and more. Catering is also available for your Cajun loving family!


Are you seeking some classic American food at a lower cost while vacationing near Lake Lewisville? Then, consider taking the family to Rusty Beagle Sports Grill in Lewisville, Texas. Each member will enjoy and order from a variety of options - burgers, soups, sliders, salads, and more. 


Interested in trying something new while visiting the lake area? Then, take some time to visit and dine at The Anchor Colombian Bar & Grill. The restaurant offers foods with a combination of American tastes with South American tastes with a twist.


Health & Beauty at Lake Lewisville

Pamper yourself at these health and beauty salons and spas near Lake Lewisville! 


Ahh, the delights of having a massage during your weekend getaway! Enjoy a relaxation massage in Lewisville at: 



Enjoying the Game of Golf at Lake Lewisville

Golfing families will enjoy the vast choice of golf courses in the Lake Lewisville area. Old American Golf Club offers a Renaissance style playing experience providing a throwback of the 1920s to 1930s. Golfers participate in eighteen holes with lake site views near Lake Lewisville.


Oakmont Country Club offers a chic club with an eighteen-hole golf course in Corinth, Texas near Lake Lewisville. On location, the club also offers tennis, swimming, a fitness center, and dining.


Frisco Lakes Golf Club is a favorite location for a tee time as well as dining. The community is rated as one of the number one locations on a beautiful 72 par championship course.


Timberlinks Golf Club, located in Denton, Texas offers a nine-hole course that is fun and challenging. The course design boasts Bermuda greens for golfers of various skills. The establishment offers a professional golf shop, swimming facilities as well as a fitness center.


Indian Creek Golf Club offers a premier 36 hole public golf course. Golfers of all abilities are welcome to play the courses - Lakes Course & Creek Course. After your tee time, be sure to visit the Arrowhead Grill for beverages and food items.


Grapevine Golf Course offers golfers a nine-holes on Bluebonnet Course along with nine-holes on Mockingbird Course. Pecan Course is available for nine-hole play as well. Grapevine Golf Shop offers equipment and apparel to compliment your golfing experience. 


Hank Haney Golf Ranch at Vista Ridge is located in Lewisville, Texas. The elite golfing location is just minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. The establishment holds a state of the art training area, practice areas, with an executive nine-hole course.


The Lakes at Castle Hills offers a private golfing location with a family friendly atmosphere. The golf club is committed to providing a superior experience to members. The Lakes offers access to an eighteen-hole championship course, fitness area, swimming pool, and more.


The Stewart Peninsula Golf Course offers a Scotland style golf course in The Colony, Texas. A unique golfing experience is provided in eighteen holes with precise rewards in the golfing sport.


Lake Park Golf Course is located along the Lake Lewisville shorelines. This championship golf course is named as one of the best places to play golf. 


The nine-hole course is lighted. A practice area is offered including a driving range. Dining is available in the clubhouse which offers friendly staff.


Complete Guide to Visiting Lake Lewisville Year Round

Lake Lewisville is a gorgeous place to spend with family and friends year round. There family - activities, dining, shopping, entertainment and visiting historical locations. Sports options, such as golfing, watercraft, water skiing, hiking, biking, and fishing also Lake Lewisville a popular place. 


Spend the weekend or a week-long vacation? Lake Lewisville offers world class angling, hunting, bird watching, photography, RV camping and tent camping. Don't stress about driving  and rent a beautiful cabin or lakefront home at the lake. Rental options are available for weekends, weeks, or even months. 


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Lake Lewisville Weather Forecast


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Saturday Night

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Lake Lewisville Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/12: 531.00 (+9.00)