Lake Tawakoni State Park
|Lake Tawakoni State Park|
|Location||Hunt County, Texas|
|Nearest city||Wills Point|
|Area||376.3 acres (152.3 ha)|
|Elevation||430 feet (130 m)|
|Governing body||Texas Parks and Wildlife Department|
Constructed in 1960, the lake is named after the Tawakoni Native American tribe, who used to live in the area. It was built to provide a source of water for the Dallas area, and the park was opened in 2002 under a lease agreement with the Sabine River Authority.
On January 22, 2009, a fire swept through the park, burning approximately 125 acres (51 ha) of park property.
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- "Park History of Lake Tawakoni State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- "Nature of Lake Tawakoni State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- "Lake Tawakoni State Park History — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
- "Scientists Debate Massive Spider Web Blanketing 200 Yards of Texas Park". Fox News. August 31, 2007.
- "Fire Sweeps Through Tawakoni State Park". Herald Banner. January 24, 2009.