Lewisville Lake in The Colony
Lewisville Lake encompasses more than 29,000 acres of excellent water recreational opportunities! Featuring many marinas and public parks, boat ramp access and Texas' famous hot summer weather, it's ideal for fishing, skiing, boating and swimming. Surrounded by more than 16,500 acres of park and wildlife management lands, Lewisville Lake is also an excellent location for camping, picnicking, hiking, cycling, birding and much more.
In addition, Lewisville Lake has an average depth of 40-50 feet and is surrounded by 187 miles of shoreline, 23 of which line The Colony. The predominant species of fish include largemouth bass, spotted bass, white and hybrid striped bass, white crappie and blue and channel catfish. Lewisville Lake is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and receives abundant support from Texas Park and Wildlife and Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA).
Lake Parks & Camping
Stewart Creek Park
3700 Sparks Rd. The Colony, TX 75056
Phone: (972) 624-2248
This 65-acre recreational park is located along the shoreline of Lewisville Lake. It features two playground areas, a pavilion available for rental, picnic tables, BBQ grills, sand volleyball, swim beach area, restroom, three lane boat ramp, tent and RV camping and plenty of parking. For information regarding park entry fees and rentals, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.
Hidden Cove Park & Marina
20400 Hackberry Creek Park Rd. The Colony, TX 75034
Phone: (972) 294-1443
Hidden Cove Park encompasses 720 acres of excellent outdoor recreational adventures along the shores of Lewisville Lake. Amenities include boat ramps, sandy beach front, bank fishing, horseshoe courts, playground area, pavilions, picnic areas, BBQ grills, volleyball, restrooms with showers and a fish cleaning station as well as tent, screened shelter, cabin and RV camping with full hook-ups. The park hosts a full service marina and features a ship store with fueling dock, boat pump-out station, courtesy slips and watercraft rentals. Please visit www.hiddencovepark.net for entry fees, rental information and hours of operation.
7801 Main St. The Colony, TX 75056
Eastvale Park consists of more than 50 acres and is home to Blue Sky Sports Center, an indoor / outdoor sports complex that offers two indoor soccer fields and three full-size outdoor soccer fields. A small boat launch area is also available for water enthusiasts. For a small fee, launch your boat for a day of fishing, kayaking or canoeing on the lake. Anyone wishing to use the boat launch must first check-in at the front desk of Blue Sky Sports Center and obtain a permit. For more information on Blue Sky Sports Center, please visit www.blueskysportscenter.com.
1000 Lebanon Rd. The Colony, TX 75056
Wynnwood Park consists of more than 600 acres and is home to two lakeside 18- hole golf courses, The Tribute Golf Links and Guest House and The Old American Golf Club. The park is also home to the Tribute Shoreline nature trail, a 3.11 mile environmentally sensitive trail. For more information on The Tribute, please visit www.thetributegc.com for more information on The Old American Golf Club, please visit www.theoldamericangolfclub.com and for maps and more information about the Tribute Shoreline Trail, please visit our trails page.
Marinas & Watercraft Rentals
Hidden Cove Park & Marina
20400 Hackberry Park Creek Rd. The Colony, TX 75034
Phone: (972) 294-1443
This brand new full service marina provides members and guests a ship store, restrooms, boat rentals, fueling dock and 24-72-inch slips available for rental. The marina is located at Hidden Cove Park, which encompasses 720 acres of excellent outdoor recreational opportunities including boat ramps, sandy beach front, bank fishing, horseshoe courts, playground area, pavilions, picnic areas, BBQ grills, volleyball, restrooms with showers and a fish cleaning station as well as tent, screened shelter, cabin and RV camping with full hook-ups. Please visit www.hiddencovepark.net for entry fees, rental information and hours of operation.
Pier 121 Marina
1481 East Hill Park Rd. Lewisville, TX 75056
Phone: (972) 625-2233
Fax: (972) 625-7070
Pier 121 Marina has a variety of amenities including in-water boat slips and dry boat storage providing members and guests great service. The facility features a full service fuel dock and pump-out station, ship store, restaurant with bar and on-site boat sales, boat repair shop and watercraft rentals. In addition, East Hill Park is available for family gatherings, special events or just a picnic in the sun.
Cottonwood Creek Marina
900 Lobo Lane Little Elm, TX 75068
Phone (972) 292-1100
Fax: (972) 292-1109
Cottonwood Creek Marina has been serving Lewisville Lake since 2003. This facility offers both open and covered slips for yearly rental with electrical and water service at each slip. The marina also offers personal watercraft rental ports, courtesy slips for visitors, private restroom and shower facilities for tenants, a picturesque waterfront, eight full service fueling pump stations and a 2,500 square foot Ships Store featuring snacks, beverages and boating hardware and supplies. In addition, shoreline amenities include covered picnic areas with grills and horseshoe pits.
Eagle Point Marina
1 Eagle Point Rd. Lewisville, TX 75077
Phone: (972) 436-6561
Fax: (972) 221-5813
Named Marina of the Year in 2006 by The Marina Association of Texas, this facility is an exceptional location to meet all your needs. Some amenities include wet and dry boat storage, full service and parts department, gas dock, restrooms with showers, wireless internet access and is home to Slalom Shop, JT's Boat Rentals and Sneaky Pete's Sports Bar.
300 Marina Dr. Lake Dallas, TX 75065
Phone: (940) 321-2675
Fax: (940) 497-2525
This full service marina is tucked away beneath Texas' finest trees and natural landscaping but can be easily accessed by Interstate 35. Lakeview Marina features new and pre-owned boat sales, ship store, repair shop and fueling dock. In addition, covered and open slips are available for rental.
Flying and Floating Toys
635 S. Denton Rd. Hickory Creek, TX 75065
Phone: (214) 621-8499
Flying and Floating Toys is located at Arrowhead Park and offers boat, personal watercraft and kayak rentals for all party sizes. In addition, they are one of the only companies in the state to offer powered parachute rides. Some ski boat rentals come with wake board and combo water skis. Reservations strongly recommended. For more information or to book your next water adventure, please call 214-621-8499.
Hook into largemouth bass, spotted bass, white and hybrid striped bass, white crappie and blue and channel catfish. From the boat, shore or dock – enjoy fishing all year on Lewisville Lake. Always be sure to check statewide fishing regulations to determine daily bag and length limits, which can be found by visiting the Texas Park and Wildlife Web site at www.tpwd.state.tx.us.
Fishing Tips and Strategies
Largemouth Bass - found in coves or along the shoreline and around structures – primarily timber
White Bass – sometimes referred to as sand bass, found mainly in the open lake during summer and off of points; specific locations better identified by following gulls
White Crappie - found in brushy areas and around boat docks, marinas and bridges crossing the arms of the lake
Hybrids - found in the main lake and around humps and ridges near Hickory Creek
Catfish - found near the 'old' Lake Dallas area
For more information, please visit the Texas Park and Wildlife Web site at www.tpwd.state.tx.us.
Federal Wildlife Preserve
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) is a federal wildlife preserve with over 2,000 acres of prairies, bottomland hardwood forests, wetlands and cross timbers forests perfect for camping, hiking and birding. Mammals such as bobcats, white-tailed deer and mink, along with over 270 recorded species of birds such as wild turkeys, painted buntings and dozens of waterfowl species, can be seen from many of the nature trails.
In addition, numerous sloughs, wetlands, creeks and dry channels, provide homes for wood ducks and other waterfowl, as well as many turtles, wading birds and amphibians. The Elm Fork River, which originally developed these areas during flooding events, is an ideal fishing location.
LLELA is managed by a group of agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, University of North Texas, City of Lewisville, Lewisville ISD and Texas A & M University. Their mission is to preserve and restore native ecosystems and provide and promote environmental education and scientific research.
With such a diversity of habitats, there is a profusion of wildlife at LLELA to be enjoyed by all.
1801 N. Mill St. Suite A
Lewisville, TX 75057
Phone: (972) 219-3930
Hours of Operation
November 1 - March 1: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
March 2 - October 31: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
$5.00 per person
Children 5 and under free
- Hiking on one of three trails
- Camping and fishing along the beautiful Elm Fork of the Trinity River
- Exciting birding opportunities, including both migratory and resident species
- Canoeing or kayaking on the Elm Fork (BYOC/K — no equipment available on-site except on pre-arranged river tours)
- Picnicking in our large pavilion area
- Visiting the 1870 Minor-Porter Log Home
Regular Organized Activities
- 3rd Saturday of each month, tour the Minor-Porter Log Home
- 3rd Saturday of each month, kayak the Elm Fork of the Trinity River with the experts at www.kayakpower.com
- Last Sunday of each month, visit the prairie for a tour of the bison herd
- Monthly bird walks, contact 972-219-3930 for upcoming dates
For more information, please visit llela.unt.edu
The Colony Shoreline Trail features a 10 foot wide, 3.5 mile, stamped concrete and decomposed granite surface perfect for enjoying a walk, jog or bike ride along the beautiful shores of Lewisville Lake. Rustic bridges along the trail allow visitors to enjoy beautiful natural scenery and native wildlife. In addition, interpretive signage along the trail provides information about the flora, fauna and history of the area. Trailheads (trail starting point) are located at Ridgepoint Park (4401 Standridge Dr.) and right outside the entrance to Stewart Creek Park (3700 Sparks Rd.).
Tribute Shoreline Trail
The 3.11 mile, 10-foot wide environmentally sensitive trail begins near the Old American Golf Club on Lebanon Road and includes amenities such as a trailhead with parking and restrooms, interpretive signage highlighting cultural and native features of the lake and surrounding area, benches, picnic tables and trash / recycle receptacles at selected areas. The trail materials and proposed trail routes were carefully selected to minimize impact on the surrounding natural environment and to protect large tree stands and the designated Wildlife Habitat area. Trailhead located at near Old American Golf Course (1015 Lebanon Rd.).