Lake Fork

Lake Fork Reservoir is located in Wood Rains and Hopkins Counties bordering the towns of Quitman, Alba, Emory and Yantis in Texas.

It was impounded by the Lake Fork Dam in 1980 reaching its normal pool surface elevation of 403 feet above mean sea level in 1985. Lake Fork Reservoir is situated on 27,690 acres, offering 315 miles of shoreline and a drainage area of 493 square miles. The dam is 12,410 feet in length and impounds Lake Fork Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River and Big Caney and Little Caney Creeks.

The Dam and Reservoir with a maximum capacity of 675,819 acre-feet are owned and operated by the Sabine River Authority, a Texas State agency.

Officially, it serves as a reservoir for Dallas and its suburbs. However, it is best known for its fishing! 15 of the top 20 Texas State Records for Largemouth Bass catch (including largest catch ever) and the State record at 18.18 lbs have been caught here. Lake Fork Reservoir is one of the premier trophy bass fishing lakes in the world.

Winter trips available on area power plant lakes December to February. Call for details, same rates apply.