Contrary to popular folk lore, Lake Ray Hubbard was not named after famed local Texas country music artist Ray Wylie Hubbard. The lake was named after the head of Dallas Parks and Recreation, Mr. Ray Hubbard, at the time the lake was completed in 1969. Lake Ray Hubbard measures 22,745 acres with a maximum depth of 40 feet.
Lake Ray Hubbard is very popular and is surrounded by the following cities: Rockwall, Heath, Wylie, Rowlett, and Sunnyvale. The lake is only 15 or so miles east of downtown Dallas, Texas.
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