If you’re looking to swim, boat or just enjoy the scenery here are some great area lakes to check out. Please share your opinion of these spots via a comment.

Little Elm Park
Lake Lewisville
701 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm

  • swimming beach
  • tent camping area
  • boat ramp

Little Elm Beach
100 Bridgeview Dr, Little Elm
DFW Surf paddleboard and kayak rentals

Stewart Creek Park
Lake Lewisville
3700 Sparks Rd, The Colony

  • swimmming beach
  • boat ramp and dock
  • camping area

Hidden Cove Park
Lake Lewisville
20400 Hackberry Creek Park Rd, Frisco

  • Boat ramps
  • Swimming beach
  • Playground
  • Picnic areas, BBQ grills,
  • Camping areas
  • Marina with rentals
  • DFW Surf paddleboard and kayak rentals

Lake Park Beach
Lake Lewisville
Lake Park Rd. & Mill St., Lewisville

  • Boat ramps, courtesy docks
  • picnic areas

Loyd Park at Joe Pool Lake
Grand Prairie, TX

  • swimming beach with inner tubes available for rent
  • rental canoes, kayaks or stand up paddleboards
  • boat ramp and dock
  • campsites and cabins

Lynn Creek Park
5700 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie

  • picnic shelters
  • large playground
  • swimming beach
  • boat ramps

Towne Lake Recreation Area
1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy, McKinney

  • picnic shelters
  • sand volleyball
  • horseshoes
  • fishing
  • paddleboats
  • disk golf

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA)
201 E. Jones St, Lewisville

  • boating (bring your own, rental options in the area)
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • camping
  • check their calendar for events (including kayaking programs with all equipment provided)

Lake Lavon
Wylie & Lavon, TX

  • 21,400 acres with 121 miles of shoreline
  • 16 parks, 244 picnic sites, 19 4-lane boat ramps, 5 beaches, 71 tent camping sites with water, 167 camping sites with electric and water hook-ups, a handicapped park, and 6 group shelters for large group picnics.
  • McKinney Kayak Adventures

White Rock Lake
Dallas, TX

  • 1,015 acre city lake
  • Picnic areas
  • Boat ramp
  • Kayak rentals
  • Audubon Society bird watching area
  • Kayak Power

Burger’s Lake
1200 Meandering Rd, Fort Worth

  • 30-acre park featuring a one-acre spring-fed lake for swimming.
  • Two sandy beaches with certified lifeguards
  • Picnic tables, charcoal grills
  • Six diving boards, a 20-foot slide and 25-foot trapeze

Featured photo from LLELA