Lake Hawkins Information:
The 800 surface acre Lake Hawkins is located on Little Sandy Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River. It was impounded in 1962. The maximum depth is 30 feet. Activities on this spring fed lake include swimming, sailing, skiing, fishing, camping, biking and picnicking. Amenities include picnic and camping areas, a county park, a marina, several boat ramps, and an RV park. The Lake Hawkins RV Park is open year round. RV park amenities include RV sites with hookups, a covered gazebo, park benches, restrooms with showers and RV storage. Predominant fish species include largemouth bass, chain pickerel, black and white crappie and sunfish. The lake is managed by the Sabine River Authority. The lake is located 4 miles northwest of Hawkins, and is accessible via U.S. 80 and FM 2869. Lake Hawkins Location Map TPWD Public Access Facilities Map
The 555 mile long Sabine River rises in three branches, the Cowleech Fork, the Caddo Fork, and the South Fork. A fourth branch known as the Lake Fork of the Sabine or Lake Fork Creek, joins the main stream forty miles downstream from the junction of the other three branches. The Cowleech Branch rises in northeast Hunt County and flows southeast for 35 miles to its confluence with the Caddo and South Forks to form the Sabine River Proper. The Caddo Fork rises in two forks, the East and West Caddo Forks; these forks unite in the southern part of Hunt County. The South Fork rises in the southwestern part of Hunt County and flows east for 18 miles to join the Caddo and Cowleech Forks. From this point the Sabine River flows southeast, forming the boundaries between Rains and Van Zandt, Van Zandt and Wood, Wood and Smith, and Smith and Upshur Counties. After crossing most of Gregg County, the river forms portions of the county lines between Gregg and Harrison, Harrison and Rusk, and Harrison and Panola counties before it bends more sharply across Panola County. At the thirty-second parallel in the southeastern corner of Panola County the Sabine becomes the state boundary between Texas and Louisiana, and thus the eastern boundary of Shelby, Sabine, Newton, Orange, and Jefferson Counties. The Toledo Bend Reservoir is located on the river between the boundaries of Louisiana and Texas. The Sabine River empties into Sabine Lake which is formed by the confluence of the Neches and the Sabine Rivers; the lake is drained by Sabine Pass into the Gulf of Mexico. Management of the river and watershed is overseen by the Sabine River Authority of Texas. Fish Stocking History
Lake Hawkins RV Park:
The one lane concrete boat ramp has parking for 100 vehicles. Additional amenities include a courtesy dock, picnic areas, 41 RV sites with electricity and water hookups, 150 primitive campsites, a dump station, restrooms, showers, picnic tables and BBQ grills, a picnic pavilion, a swimming beach, a fishing pier, a playground, and a 1.5 mile nature trail. Open year round; $2 per person park use fee applies. (903) 769-4545. 156 CR 3455. The park is located off CR 3440, north of U.S. 80 on the west side of the lake. From FM 14, go west on U.S. 80 for four miles, then go north on CR 3440 for 1 mile.
North Boat Ramp, Wood County:
A one lane concrete boat ramp has parking for 5 vehicles. Open year round; no fees apply. (903) 769-4545. The ramp is located on the upper end of the reservoir off FM 2869 from U.S. 80 or FM 14.
CR 3497 Boat Ramp, Wood County:
A one lane concrete boat ramp has parking for 15 vehicles. Open year round; no fees apply. (903) 769-4545. The ramp is located on the east side of the reservoir at the end of CR 3497. Take CR 3480 off FM 14, turn right on CR 3420 and left on CR 3495 to CR 3497. Alternatively follow CR 3420 along the southeast shore to CR 3495.
Taste of Italy Restaurant, Hawkins:
This restaurant is located on Lake Hopkins. It is owned by a family from Italy, and serves delicious Italian food. BYOB. Open Sun & Tue-Thu, 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-10pm. (903) 769-0600. (903) 769-0603. 2448 CR 3340, Hawkins. Directions Reviews