Lake Ray Hubbard

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Lake Ray Hubbard Information

As the closest major lake to the city of Dallas, Lake Ray Hubbard is a diverse and popular lake. Formed by the East Fork of the Trinity River, the lake occupies Dallas County, Rockwall County, as well as Kaufman and Collin Counties. It is also bordered by the cities of Rockwall, Forney, Rowlett and Wylie.

Lake Ray Hubbard's History

Formerly known as Forney Lake, Ray Hubbard is formed by the Rockwall-Forney Dam and was eventually taken over by the City of Dallas. It was then named for a prominent figure in the Dallas Parks and Recreation System for 3 decades.

What to do at Lake Ray Hubbard

Lake Ray Hubbard also features the very popular destination of Rockwall Harbor, with the picturesque Rockwall Lighthouse and shorefront dining.

Lake Ray Hubbard is a very popular weekend warrior lake due to its prominent location in the metroplex, and plenty of access points. From sailing to boating, fishing for sand bass and hybrids, as well as largemouth and catfish are some of the favorite activities. The lake has several campgrounds, as well as many boat-up restaurant options, and several very nice marinas.

There are currently many new lakefront property developments underway on Ray Hubbard, including several beach-style resort experiences.

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Lake Ray Hubbard Weather Forecast


Chance Rain

Hi: 62

Thursday Night

Slight Chance Rain

Lo: 49


Patchy Fog

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Friday Night


Lo: 46


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 56

Saturday Night

Chance Rain Showers

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Rain Showers

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Sunday Night


Lo: 55

Lake Ray Hubbard Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 1/21: 435.50 (+0.00)

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 20)

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 50 degrees; 0.04 low. Largemouth bass are fair on heavy football jigs, Carolina rigged plastic worms, jerk baits, and deep-diving crankbaits in timber, near banks, creeks, and drop-offs. White bass are slow fishing slabs and jigging spoons on main lake flats, humps, and points in 20-35’. Crappie are fair near bridges, brush piles, and submerged timber in with minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on cut bait and punch bait.