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“Nice Park & trails”

Ray Roberts Lake State Park
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Owner description: Scenic park great for camping, hiking, swimming and fishing.
Argyle, Texas
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125 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice Park & trails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

The lake is very pretty & there are several trails on the lake side of the park. Some trails are paved & some are sandy. The trails we went on were the sandy one's & they were shady most of the way. The trails are well taken care of & marked.

The opposite side of the lake is the dam area & I believe the park is called Elm Fork. We liked this trail the best. It's the Greenbelt Corridor & goes from Ray Roberts Lake to Lake Lewisville if you go all the way I believe it's 11 miles one way. The trail is gravel & shady as far as we went, we didn't go all the way. Very peaceful. We saw a armadillo in woods by the trail.

Visited October 2012
3 Thank 1natureseeker
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English first
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Park & Nice Lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

We tent camped in the Willow Cove area of the Johnson Branch of this Park over Fall break 2012. We loved it and found the park, trails, and facilities to be very good. We were in an area of 'primitive camp sites' with no electricity or water. There were community water spigots placed throughout the area for the campers' use. Some of the campsites are a good walk (up to a quarter mile) from the parking area and we are not used to this. For this reason, we chose campsite 163 which is the closest to the Willow Cove parking area. This is a great campsite, secluded just enough to be private, with water very close by, plus the bonus of having your vehicle within a few steps of the campsite. This branch of the park has a great beach area for swimming and a soft sand volleyball area. We played volleyball while we watched wind surfers surf in the steady winds from the lake. The area has many great bike trails which are all mostly concrete improved. This branch of the park is ideal for families with kids who want to bike, swim, or fish. We highly recommend this branch of the park for day use or campin!

Visited October 2012
4 Thank Happy4travelers
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sunset Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Fabulous place to watch the sunset and cool off in the summer. It feels like you've left the city far behind.

Visited July 2012
4 Thank Shaye222
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Gainesville, Texas
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“our cub scout group and their familes enjoyed,the water and the place to camp out.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Ou cub group camped out over the weekend and we had a great time, we had games and awards as the cubs moved up in ranks. Great time for all , you can get a park pass for the year and go to any state park on the pass see the ranger office

Visited July 2012
5 Thank Leonard m
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Denton, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place for swim and hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

I found the swim beach to be excellent and like the family atmosphere. There were several posts about the police (listed above) but i find it odd that any one would complain about police enforcing a clearly well documented rule. There are signs all over the park that state no alcohol. They don't say no alcohol unless you just want a glass or two of wine with your wife. Come on folks, lets get real. You cant have it both ways. This is a dry lake and one of the few dry lakes in Texas. so if you go to Ray Roberts be aware. A little alcohol is like being a little pregnant. You are either violating park policy or you are not. If you want to drink, then you can go to other lakes where it is permitted, but let's nor bash the police for doing their job.

Visited July 2012
3 Thank Michael K
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