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Lake Ray Hubbard
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Lake Ray Hubbard Information:
The 21,671 surface acre Lake Ray Hubbard is located on the East Fork of the Trinity River. It was impounded in 1968 with the completion of the two mile earth filled Rockwall-Forney Dam. The dam is owned by the City of Dallas. The lake was created over Corder Lake which was located under the SH 16 Bridge. Lake Ray Hubbard has a maximum depth of 40 feet. Lake facilities include the day use only Robertson Park, and other city parks and private marinas. There are no camping facilities. The lake is used primarily for recreation and fishing. Swimming is prohibited. Several bridges span the lake including the IH-30 Bridge, the President George Bush Turnpike Bridge, and the SH 66 Bridge. Lake Ray Hubbard is located 5 miles east of Dallas. Rockwall, Texas is located on the eastern shores of the lake. Lake Level  TPWD Public Access Facilities Map
 
Trinity River:
The Trinity River rises in three principal branches, the East Fork, the Elm Fork, and the West Fork; a shorter and smaller fourth stream is named the Clear Fork. The East Fork of the Trinity River rises in central Grayson County and flows south seventy-eight miles, through Collin, Rockwall, Dallas, and Kaufman Counties, to the southwestern part of Kaufman County, where it joins the West Fork. The Elm Fork of the Trinity rises in eastern Montague County and flows southeast eighty-five miles, through Cooke and Denton Counties, to its confluence with the West Fork at the beginning of the Trinity River proper just north of Hampton Road, a mile west of downtown Dallas. The Clear Fork of the Trinity rises in northwestern Parker County and flows forty-five miles to join the West Fork of the Trinity at Fort Worth in central Tarrant County. From the junction of the East and West Forks the Trinity River Proper continues southeast, forming the boundaries between several Texas counties. It then cuts across northern Walker County to form a portion of the county line between Walker and Trinity counties and the county line between Trinity and San Jacinto, and San Jacinto and Polk Counties. At the northern county line of Liberty County the Trinity turns almost directly south, cutting across Liberty and Chambers Counties, to its mouth on Trinity Bay just west of Anahuac. The Trinity flows 423 miles from the confluence of the Elm and West Forks to the coast, making it the longest river having its entire course in Texas. In addition to several dams on the river’s tributaries, the Trinity is dammed just above Camilla in San Jacinto County to form Livingston Reservoir. Other river lakes include Grapevine Lake, Lavon Lake, Ray Roberts Lake, Lake Arlington, Lake Worth, Eagle Mountain Lake and Lewisville Lake. Cities located on the Trinity River include Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Garland, Irving, Richardson, Plano, Grand Prairie, Baytown, Mesquite, Camilla and Anahuac. Clear Fork Fish Stocking History  Trinity River Fish Stocking History
 
Rockwall Texas Harbor District:
This district is located on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard, and offers live music and other entertainment and is the location of many annual events Summer concerts begin the on a Thursday in early May at 7:30pm at the Amphitheater. Harbor amenities include a large lakeside Amphitheater and docks, a large Upper  Fountain Plaza and spray fountain, a large Lower Plaza and spray fountain located adjacent to the Amphitheatre, a working light house (dusk to dawn), and public parking and restrooms. New boat slips were recently constructed bring the total number of day use boat slips to 50. Sail with Scott offers Lake Ray Hubbard boat cruises. Shore fishing is not permitted; pets must be on a leash. Public parking is available at the corner of Shoreline Drive and Summer Lee Drive. Restrooms are located in the public area directly behind the Hilton Bella Harbor Hotel; they are open 6am-10pm. The Harbor is open daily, 6am-1am. (972) 771-7761. The Harbor is located at 2047 Summer Lea Drive, just south of IH-30 on the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard. Boat Cruises: (214) 803-0025. 
 
Directions:
Several bridges span the lake including the IH-30, the President George Bush Turnpike, and the SH 66 bridges. Lake Ray Hubbard is located 5 miles east of Dallas; Rockwall, Texas is located on the eastern shores of the lake.