Lake Ray Roberts Marina


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Lake Ray Roberts Marina The Lake Ray Roberts Marina at the Sanger Unit is a full-service marina. They have a repair shop and boat storage; sell and rent boats and motors; sell fuel; and rent boat slips. They also sell fishing licenses, bait, groceries, and deli-snacks. The Huck's Catfish Restaurant is located adjacent to Lake Ray Roberts Marina.


Address: From Sanger, 5 mi E on FM 455
Phone: 940-458-7343
Our Email: Info@RayRobertsMarina.com

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Ray Roberts Lake Fishingmore

Ray Roberts Lake Fishing
Ray Roberts Lake has emerged into a very productive fishing lake, growing in popularity among anglers. The current lake record for largemouth bass is 14.06. Crappie, white bass, and catfish are also a good catch. Guided trips for largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie are popular on this lake. There are many good spots to fish for largemouths. White bass fishing peaks in the spring during the spawning run up tributaries, and again in the summer when bass school in the main pool off the dam. Crappie produce best in winter, and catfishing is great all summer, especially in early June when feeder creeks carry runoff.

Ray Roberts Lake has approximately 2,000 acres of standing timber, located mostly in the upper reaches of both major arms. There is rip-rap along the dam at the south end of the main pool and 2,212 acres of floating and submersed aquatic vegetation. Additional structure is provided by stream channels, flooded main-lake points, inundated pond dams, flooded rocks/boulders/stumps, and 44 inundated brush piles constructed before impoundment. Some of this structure is shown on lake maps available from the Chambers of Commerce or at most fishing tackle stores.

Largemouth bass angling seems to peak in the spring and fall, but most trophy bass are caught in February and March. The bait of choice in cold months is a jig or jig and pig combination fished slowly around deep submerged points. In spring you might want to try a Carolina rigged worm or lizard in shallow water found on the man flats between feeder creeks in the Isle du Bois Creek arm. In early summer, try vertical jigging in the acres of standing timber. In June, big bass can be found at the base of flooded trees in 25 feet of water. In the fall try jerk baits, crank baits, and spinners. A white spinner bait in dingy water is an excellent choice.

There are many good spots to fish for largemouth bass (white?) on this lake. Once you visit here you will understand. Baits of choice include surface baits, jigs, spoons, and minnows. Bait up with cut bait, shrimp, or stink bait. Crappie produce best in the winter when they school deep and around structure or during the spring when they come in to spawn. In either case the baits of choice include a myriad of jigs and minnows. For sunfish such as bluegill, fish around any flooded brush or rocks and use live earthworms.

Lake Ray Roberts has a surface area of over 29,000 acres, over 200 miles of shoreline, an average depth of 27 feet and a maximum depth of 106 feet. The lake was filled in stages with the final stage being completed in 1987. A good portion of the timber and brush in Lake Ray Roberts was left intact to enhance fishing in the lake. Brush and stump piles were also flooded in nearly 4 dozen locations throughout the lake creating excellent fishing spots. These brush piles along with the timber and brush left standing that was flooded provides excellent habitat for the various verities of fish in Lake Ray Roberts and is at least partly responsible for the excellent fishing there today. The lake also has large areas of Hydrilla that also provides excellent habitat for the lakes Largemouth Bass and Crappie.

Ray Roberts Lake Huntingmore

Ray Roberts Lake WMA
The Ray Roberts Lake WMA has 40,920 acres located in Denton, Cooke and Grayson counties, just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and is managed under a license agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The WMA offers managed Public Hunting opportunities including hunts for youths, access to fishing, many trails for hiking and wildlife viewing. Ray Roberts Lake occupies 29,000 acres of the WMA and provides habitat for many species of fish and waterfowl. A portion of the Lake and WMA is set aside as a waterfowl sanctuary (closed only to waterfowl hunting).

Game animals are waterfowl, including; ducks, geese and teal, doves, feral hogs, rabbits, hares and squirrels. Other wildlife consists of raccoons, gray foxes, coyotes, beavers and opossums.

Bald eagles nest here during the winter and other migrant birds visit in the springtime.

Visitors wanting to fish need not register, but are encouraged to do so anyway.

Ray Roberts Lake Boatingmore

Lake Ray Roberts Marina
Lake Ray Roberts MarinaThe Lake Ray Roberts Marina at the Sanger Unit is a full-service marina. They have a repair shop and boat storage; sell and rent boats and motors; sell fuel; and rent boat slips. They also sell fishing licenses, bait, groceries, and deli-snacks. The Huck's Catfish Restaurant is located adjacent to Lake Ray Roberts Marina.

Ray Roberts Lake State Parksmore

Ray Roberts Lake State Park
Situated along the shores of a 30,000-acre reservoir Ray Roberts Lake State Park Complex consists of two state park units (Isle du Bois and Johnson Branch), six satellite parks (Jordan Unit, Pond Creek, Pecan Creek, Buck Creek, Sanger, and Elm Fork), Wildlife Management Areas, wetlands, waterfowl sanctuaries and the 20 mile Ray Roberts Lake/Lake Lewisville Greenbelt Corridor. Birdwatching, water sports, riding horses or backpacking along a scenic trail, Ray Roberts has something for everyone.

Isle du Bois Unit

Camping: Applicable daily entrance fees are charged in addition to the campsite or facility fee.

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- Walk-in (1/8 to 1/4 mile) developed (tent) campsites. Sites are in the Hawthorne and Wild Plum areas and have a picnic table, tent pad, fire ring and lamp post. Water is in the area, not at each site.
$12 per campsite

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- Equestrian campsites with water in the area. 8 maximum per site (people & horses combined). These sites are in the Blue Stem Grove area and have a picnic table, fire ring and/or grill.Water is in the area, not at each site. There are hitching/tethering posts available at the campsites.
$12 per campsite

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- Campsites with electric & water hookups. Sites have a picnic table, fire ring and/or grills.13 sites have 50 amp electric and 102 sites have 30 amp electric.
$20 per campsite

Group Facilities:


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- Walk-in (1/4 - 1/2 mile) group campsites. Capacity is 24 people. These sites have a picnic table, tent pad, fire ring and lamp post. All camping equipment must be carried in. Water is in the area, not at each site.
$30 per campsite

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- Group Picnic Pavilions. Day use only, capacity is 50 people.
$60 per day

Johnson Branch Unit


Camping: Applicable daily entrance fees are charged in addition to the campsite or facility fee.

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- Hike-in Primitive Campsites. No ground fires are permitted in this area. Sites are not reservable, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the park. This area is closed until further notice. Contact the park for more information.
$6 per 4 people.

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- Walk-in (1/4 mile) developed (tent) campsites. Sites are located in either Oakpoint or Dogwood Canyon, on a first come first serve basis. Sites have a tent pad, a picnic table, a fire ring, a grill, and a lantern holder. Water is in the area but not at each site.
$12 per night.

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- Campsites with electric & water hookups. Sites have picnic table, fire ring and/or grills.
$20 per night.

Group facilities


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-Group Primitive Area. This is the "Tejas" area which is locked and located behind the park off of a county road. Capacity is 100 people. This is a 200 acre area and has lights, a gravel parking lot, picnic tables, a large fire ring, a waist high grill, and a composting toilet. No water is in the area, campers must bring their own. Users must register at the park headquarters and pick up the key for this area. This area is closed until further notice. Contact the park for more information.
$50 per night.

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- Group Picnic Pavilions. Sites are day use only and capacity is 50 persons at each pavilion.
$60 per day.

Ray Roberts Lake Lodgesmore

Lantana Lodge at Ray Roberts Lake
Lantana Lodge at Ray Roberts LakeFine dining and luxurious overnight accommodations are now available at the Lantana Lodge which is located in the Jordan Unit of Ray Roberts Lake.

The classic "dog trot" designed guest room wings provide a feeling of openness to the rooms. Many of the rooms are on the corner of the building, giving the option to much more natural light during the day time. Most of the rooms overlook stands of cedar, post oak and black oak trees with spaces between that offer a view of the lake.

The guest rooms are presently in two wings, one on each side of the main lodge. The rooms are comfortable with king, queen or double double beds, bathroom facilities, telephones and televisions. Comfort is important to the owners of the lodge, however, most guests will want to spend as much time outdoors as possible enjoying the hiking trails, fishing, and lake opportunities.

The beautifully appointed BRONZE BUFFALO GRILL has made a name for itself virtually overnight. The GRILL takes on many personalities. From a short order breakfast menu, to an inexpensive lunch to a fabulous, up scale, dinner, the GRILL has become all things to all tastes. The restaurant is open daily from 11am-3pm & 5pm - 8:30pm with a special continental breakfast on Saturdays and a Sunday Brunch.

Ray Roberts Lake Trailsmore

Ray Roberts Greenbelt Corridor
Ray Roberts Greenbelt CorridorThe Ray Roberts Lake/Lake Lewisville Greenbelt Corridor is a 20 mile multi-use trail system (12 miles for equestrian and 10 for hike and bike use) that begins at the Ray Roberts Dam and ends at the headwaters of Lake Lewisville. The trail is located on Corps property and maintained by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

This unique trail corridor meanders along the heavily wooded banks of the Elm Fork Branch of the Trinity River. Equestrians, hikers, bikers, canoeists, birdwatchers, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts can access the trail at one of three trailheads, located at FM 455, FM 428 and Hwy. 380. Canoe and kayak rentals are available by calling Greenbelt Canoe Rentals (817/228-9496).

Ray Roberts Lake Equestrianmore

Ray Roberts Lake Equestrian Trails
Ray Roberts Lake Equestrian TrailsIn the Isle du Dois Unit & Greenbelt Corridor of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, visitors can enjoy the 12.5-mile trail winding through oak and pine trees, passing by the lake, with occasional hills. Blue Stem Grove, the equestrian area, has 14 campsites that can each hold up to a combined total of 8 people and horses. Each campsite has a picnic table, a fire-ring, a lamp post, and a hitching post. Water is available in the area, but there is no electricity. There is a composting toilet nearby. A water hydrant is located in the parking area, but visitors must bring their own buckets. Visitors must provide their own horses.

Ray Roberts Lake Map

Ray Roberts Lake Information

Fees: Park Fees Apply.

Location: From Sanger, 5 mi E on FM 455

Contact: 972-434-1667

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