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Attention: The entire Westlake/Oakland Day Use Park will be closed during the winter season.

WESTLAKE DAY USE, TX

part ofLewisville Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: WESTLAKE DAY USE
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Westlake features four group shelters on Lewisville Lake, where visitors can spend a day picnicking or boating on the almost 30,000-acre reservoir, just outside the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

The lake rests above an archeological site where prehistoric remains have been found. It is believed these early humans inhabited the area as far back as 12,000 B.C., making this one of the oldest human-inhabited sites in the Southwest United States and Mexico.

Natural Features:

The day-use area sits on the western banks of Lewisville Lake. The lake stems from the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in northern Texas and generally has low visibility, but plenty of surface acres for boating and fishing.

Recreation:

The lake hosts a number of fishing tournaments each year, drawing anglers from all over to try for trophy-sized bass.

Warm water temperatures offer ideal conditions for water sports including boating and jet skiing.

Facilities:

Each of the open-sided pavilions come with a large grill and water, and are all within walking distance to a restroom.

Blackjack Oak is lakeside with large shade trees. This pavilion seats 50-75 people and has electric hookups.

Bur Oak seats 100-150 people and has its own parking lot.

Cottonwood is close to the shoreline, has electric hookups and seats 100-150 people.

Green Ash sits in a large, open field and offers electric hookups. It seats 75-100 people.

Nearby Attractions:

Horseback riding and golfing can be found nearby. The active city of Dallas is about 40 minutes away.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dock
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • The park and gates close at 10:00 p.m.
  • Entrance fees are an additional $4.00 per vehicle after the initial 25 vehicles that come with the pavilion reservation.
  • Westlake is open year-round.
  • All trash must be picked up and properly disposed of before leaving.
  • 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):
33.10556, -97.0
33°6'20"N, 97°0'0"W

From Dallas, go north on I-35E and take the Swisher Exit (exit 458). Cross over I-35 onto North Denton Drive. Stay on Denton Drive until the Main Street stop sign. Turn left and stay on Main St. until it enters into the park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WESTLAKE DAY USE
2000 Main St.
Lake Dallas  TX  75065

Phone Number:

Information:  (469)645-9100
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