Lake Tawakoni State Park

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Lake Tawakoni State Park
Lake Tawakoni State Park.jpg
Woodland hiking area, Lake Tawakoni State Park, May 2007
LocationHunt County, Texas
Nearest cityWills Point
Coordinates32°50′55″N 96°00′00″W / 32.84861°N 96.00000°W / 32.84861; -96.00000Coordinates: 32°50′55″N 96°00′00″W / 32.84861°N 96.00000°W / 32.84861; -96.00000[1]
Area376.3 acres (152.3 ha)[2]
Elevation430 feet (130 m)
Established1984 (1984)
Governing bodyTexas Parks and Wildlife Department
tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-tawakoni
The communal spider web at Lake Tawakoni State Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park is a state park located in Hunt County, Texas, United States, 11.2 miles (18.0 km) north of Wills Point. It is on the south central shore of Lake Tawakoni.[3]

Key events[edit]

The park came to media attention in 2007, because of a giant communal spider web on the premises of the park.[4]

On January 22, 2009, a fire swept through the park, burning approximately 125 acres (51 ha) of park property.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lake Tawakoni State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 11 February 2004. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Park History of Lake Tawakoni State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Nature of Lake Tawakoni State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Scientists Debate Massive Spider Web Blanketing 200 Yards of Texas Park". Fox News. August 31, 2007.
  5. ^ "Fire Sweeps Through Tawakoni State Park". Herald Banner. January 24, 2009.

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