Lake Ray Hubbard
Lake Ray Hubbard is just a 10 min drive from Mesquite. It is a 22,000-acre reservoir and recreational area which starts in Mesquite and extends up into areas of Garland, Rockwall, Rowlett and Forney. Very popular in the Texas summer with boating and swimming activities, unfortunately drownings occur all too frequently. National Sailboat races and bass fishing tournaments are held annually on the lake.
Lake Fork is on Lake Fork Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River. The lakes acreage is 227,609 and is an excellent fish habitat with record large-mouth bass,18.18lb, being caught. There are boat launch ramps at Lake Fork Bridge and on the south shore. Lake Fork is about 1 1/2hrs drive east of Mesquite.