Lake Ray Hubbard is a large 22,745-acre reservoir on the East Fork of the Trinity River which borders 4 counties - Rockwall, Collin, Dallas and Kaufman and is accessible from Rockwall, Mesquite, Garland, Rowlett, and Forney. It is man made and one of the older lakes in the Dallas area and there are about 6 fairly major marinas on the lake. National Sailboat races and bass fishing tournaments are held annually on the lake.
When the MK&T railroad was built through the city in 1886, the town grew and farming prospered with the availability of newly opened market places for local produce. By the Depression of the 1930's, Rockwall's development had slowed down and many merchants and farmers were wiped out.
Driving down Main St in Rowlett is like stepping back in time. New businesses have been established in charming old buildings.
One of the many pleasure crafts that enjoys cruising on the lake on weekends. This was a friends house-boat that we went out on. There are a lot of the swamp type boats on the lake also.