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part ofLavon Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates


Hackberry Pavilion is an excellent place for visitors to spend the day at Lavon Lake, enjoying the beach, picnicking and boating.

Natural Features:

The pavilion is located in Avalon Park, on the south shores of Lavon Lake. The lake is sourced by the East Fork tributary of the Trinity River and spans a surface area of 21,400 acres in northern Texas.

The name "hackberry," refers to the deciduous tree which commonly thrives in warm temperate regions, of Texas, including the area around Lavon Lake.


Lavon Lake's most common fish include the largemouth bass, white bass, blue catfish and crappie. Horseback riding and hiking is sublime on the nearby Trinity Trail.


The picnic pavilion holds a whopping 500 guests and the sandy swimming beach is a big hit during warm months.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Wylie is home to a wildlife rescue and education center, where visitors can see lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats and more.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Dock
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Security Lights
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go
  • Day-use only; facility open from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • No ground fires, trenching, leveling or digging
  • No alcohol allowed
  • Pick up pavilion key at gatehouse upon arrival
  • 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):
33.04167, -96.5
33°2'30"N, 96°30'0"W

Hackberry Pavilion is located on the east end of Avalon Park.
From Wylie, TX, Go north on SH78, take a left on Eubanks, and a right on Skyview Drive. Avalon Park is on the left side of the road.

From Lavon, go south on SH78 approximately 2 miles, turn right at the Dam and Lake Lavon Dam sign. At the T-junction, take a left and continue .5 miles; Avalon Park will be on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WYLIE  TX  75098

Phone Number:

Information:  (972)442-3141
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