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Attention: As of January 1, 2014, the boat ramps are closed until further notice due to low lake levels. The ramps will be re-opened when it is safe to launch a boat at the ramps.

EAST FORK (TX), TX

part ofLavon Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: EAST FORK (TX)
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

East Fork Campground, on the southern shores of Lavon Lake, is a popular escape for city dwellers in Dallas, Texas, or for any visitors passing through the northern Texas region. The campground boasts everything from equestrian campsites to a swimming beach and horseshoe pit, to keep visitors entertained during their stay.

Natural Features:

Lavon Lake, in northern Texas, flows from the East Fork tributary of the Trinity River. Its surface area spans 21,400 acres and the maximum lake depth of around 59 ft..

Recreation:

Boating and fishing are consistently popular activities for lake-goers. Horseback riding and hiking is great along the Trinity Trail, with a trailhead beginning within the East Fork campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers 50 sites with water and electric hookups, plus 12 tent-only sites. It's the only campground at Lavon Lake with 50-amp electricity. Extra conveniences include hot showers, a volleyball court and a boat ramp. The group campground is available year-round and fits 175 guests.

Horses are allowed at the Equestrian Loop, and each equestrian site has a portable horse stall.

Nearby Attractions:

The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary features natural history exhibits and nature trails.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horse Stalls
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Marina
  • Pay Phone
  • Showers
Know Before You Go
  • No alcohol allowed
  • Day-use facilities close at sunset
  • Walk-in sites are available
  • Help reduce energy costs when you leave by turning off the air conditioning, lights, fans, and electric water heater. When not in use, please turn down the temperature on the electric water heater, unplug chargers and appliances, turn off radios and the television.


  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.03889, -96.51028
33°2'20"N, 96°30'37"W

From Wylie, TX, take Highway 78 east to FM 389 (Eubanks). Turn left on Co Rd 389, stay to the right at the fork in the road and continue on. CR 389 will dead-end into East Fork Park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

EAST FORK (TX)
3375 SKYVIEW DRIVE
WYLIE  TX  75098-7575

Phone Number:

Information:  (972)442-3141
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