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


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 61



Hi: 85

Saturday Night


Lo: 65


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 83

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 67


Partly Sunny

Hi: 85

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 71

Lake Ray Hubbard Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 5/29: 435.54 (+0.04)

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report from TPWD (May 27)

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.01’ low. Largemouth bass are excellent on crankbaits, craws, and top waters in water 5-12’. White bass are excellent on swimbaits, slabs and jigging spoons on main lake flats, humps, and drop-offs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Crappie are excellent near bridges, brush piles, and marinas in 12-17’ with minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, and prepared bait.