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Located on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Denton County, Lake Lewisville is over 29,000 acres of nature at its best. The lake was impounded in 1954 and is 67 feet deep at its deepest point. Normal water clarity in Lake Lewisville is murky and the water level fluctuates anywhere from four to eight feet annually. The aquatic vegetation of the lake is currently sparse, but a native plant restoration project is underway by the USACE Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
The major parks on Lake Lewisville are operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Most of these parks have beaches, picnic areas, campgrounds, and shoreline fishing spots. There are also boat ramps available at East Hill Park, Stewart's Creek Park, Hidden Cove City Park, Little Elm, and others. There is an entrance/boat ramp fee charged at USACE parks and most other parks.
The predominant fish species of Lake Lewisville are largemouth bass, white bass, white crappie, hybrid and striped bass, blue catfish and channel catfish. White crappie and white bass provide the most angling activity on Lake Lewisville, along with the most popular fish in Texas, the largemouth bass. The hybrid and striped bass population of the lake are stocked and provide anglers with another open water sport fish. Catfish fisheries are excellent in Lake Lewisville. Standing timber in several areas of the lake hold bass for fishing.
For maps and other information about Lake Lewisville and its surrounding parks, the USACE office may be contacted at 972.434.1666.