Visitors Guide for Lake Ray Roberts in Texas

(Ray Roberts Lake)

Lake Ray Roberts (formally Ray Roberts Lake) is a popular lake for fishing, boating, waterskiing and jet skiing.  The lake has some nice, quiet coves that provide protection from the wind. 


Lake Ray Roberts Picture
Those white specks are boats, not geese

Boating and fishing are the main activities on Lake Ray Roberts but there is also hunting available in the area.  The most common fish caught at Lake Ray Roberts are largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, crappie, and sunfish.   There are several Bass Tournaments on Lake Ray Roberts each year which draw a lot of fishermen.


Lake Ray Roberts fisherman Lake Ray Roberts fisherwoman
Men and women alike love to fish on Lake Ray Roberts


Lake Ray Roberts is a 25,600-acre reservoir located 10 miles north of Denton, Texas, between the cities of Pilot Point, Texas and Sanger, Texas and 30 miles north of Dallas/Ft. Worth. It is filled by a tributary of the Trinity River.


Lake Ray Roberts


Lake Ray Roberts is approximately 23 miles long with 158 miles of shoreline  The lake has an average depth of around 25 feet with the maximum depth being 106 feet.  It has a surface area of 25,600 acres.


Pilot Point, Texas, weather forecast


The climate in the Lake Ray Roberts area is temperate with annual high temperature of 75.8° and an annual low temperatue of 51.9° with an average rainfall of around 44 inches a year.  This provides good conditions for lots of wildlife and birds.  The American Bald Eagle can occasionally be spotted around the lake. 


Lake Ray Roberts Picture
A wedding overlooking beautiful Lake Ray Roberts


Local residents enjoy the country atmosphere along with the nature and wildlife, and it is only a short drive to the city for their shopping and other needs.  Golfing is good in the area and golfers can enjoy their hobby almost year round. 

There are several small towns around Lake Ray Roberts including: Pilot Point, Tioga, Denison, Collinsville, Valley View, Sanger, Bolivar, Aubrey, and Krugerville.  Visitors to the area have fun shopping in the local towns for antiques, gifts, clothing, jewelry and souvenirs.  Several of the towns have historic monuments, buildings and other things you may want to photograph.


Lake Ray Roberts boating
Just chillin' on the lake


Things to do in the area:

  • Boating, waterskiing and jet skiing
  • Fishing on the shore, in a boat or with a fishing guide
  • Visit the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
  • Swimming, wading and sunbathing
  • Golfing at the local golf courses
  • Shopping and dining in the local towns
  • Visiting museums and historic buildings and sites
  • Hiking, geocaching and biking along the lake
  • Camping or renting a cabin at the lake---Wikihow article on camping
  • Picnicking in the parks at the lake
  • Birdwatching and wildlife photography


Lake Ray Roberts Camping
Camping on Lake Ray Roberts


Links to More Lake Ray Roberts Information:
Current Water Levels
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept's Ray Roberts Lake State Park website
Army Corp of Engineers' Ray Roberts Lake State Park website

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