About Lake Ray Hubbard

Lake Ray Hubbard is one of the largest lakes in north Texas spanning 22,000 acres. This recreational lake is great for fishing, skiing, relaxing, and recreational boating. There are numerous parks located around the lake all of which you can find detailed information on this site. There are plenty of nice beaches, hiking and biking trails, and other outdoor activities.

 
Lake Ray Hubbard was impounded in 1968. The lake is located east of Dallas in Collin, Dallas, Rockwall and Kaufman counties, on the East Fork of the Trinity River. Predominant fish species include white and hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, channel and blue catfish, and white crappie. Hybrid striped bass and blue catfish have become the most abundant sport fish in the lake in the last few years.

 
One of the most popular attractions at the lake is Rockwall Harbor. This waterfront entertainment center has great dining, shopping, live music, movies, walkways along the harbor, beautiful sunsets, and more.

 
The lake was originally named Forney Lake for the nearby town of Forney, Texas. After the City of Dallas incorporated the lake, it was renamed after a living person, Ray Hubbard, who presided over the Dallas Parks and Recreation System board from 1943 to 1972.

 
Enjoy! Life is better on the water.