Lake Ray Roberts

The most beautiful lake in North Texas

Welcome to Lake Ray Roberts!

Lake Ray Roberts is a beautiful lake destination located between Sanger, Texas and Pilot Point Texas, about 10 miles north of Denton. If you are looking for a way to escape to a place where you can enjoy nature, then this is a great location! Only about an hour drive from Dallas, it is the perfect spot for a day trip or a weekend getaway.

Activities at Lake Ray Roberts

There are many fun activities to enjoy at Lake Ray Roberts, and you can choose to play on the water or stay on land. Shore side activities include backpacking, geocaching, horseback riding, cycling, hiking and camping. In the water, try fishing, swimming, canoeing, or any other fun water activities that you enjoy. The beaches are comfortable and fun, but be aware that there are no lifeguards on duty.

Over 20 miles of trails are located between Lake Lewisville and the Ray Roberts dam along the Greenbelt Corridor, and you can follow along the Trinity River for a beautiful hike or horseback ride. Certain areas of the trail are even paved, and many of the trails are multi-use. Check a map to see the use of each of the trail areas.

One of the most popular activities at Lake Ray Roberts is fishing, and there are facilities available for you to use. The marina and boat ramps make it easy to access the water, or you can stay on the fishing pier if you prefer. You will even find fish cleaning stations, to make it easy to prepare your catch to take home.


There are two main campgrounds on Lake Ray Roberts:  Isle Du Bois and Johnson Branch units.  The campsites are perfect for a small weekend vacation, or they can also be used for single-day gatherings as well. There are smaller campsites for a group of friends or family, or you can schedule one of the larger sites for a big group event like a family reunion or company party. You can book meeting rooms at the Lantana Resort, or choose an outdoor location in one of the four picnic pavilions that offer a beautiful view of the lake.

If you love the outdoors, you will love Lake Ray Roberts.  Enjoy!  Life is better on the water.

Enjoy Lake Ray Roberts and all that it has to offer.


Find information on day-use, camping, trails and more inside the the Isle Du Bois park.


Information on the Johnson Branch Unit of Lake Ray Roberts State Park including camping, trials, day-use, and more.


Find information on this quiet, scenic park that sits south of the dam.


Information on renting a boat and enjoying a day on the lake.


Lake Ray Roberts is home to over 20 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.  This is a wonderful place to explore the outdoors.


Lake Ray Roberts is surrounded by Lake Ray Roberts State Park. Within the state park there are two main park areas, the Isle Du Bois Unit and the Johnson Branch Unit. In addition to these, there is the Greenbelt Corridor at the south end of the lake that follows trails and the Elm Fork Branch of the Trinity River all the way down to Lake Lewisville.

Isle Du Bois

Isle Du Bois is the best park on Lake Ray Roberts. It is also the most popular park on the lake. Isle Du Bois is located on the south end of Lake Ray Roberts which is closer and more convenient to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. You will find wonderful camping, fishing, swimming, hiking and more within this beautiful park. This is one of the nicest state park (units) in Texas.

Johnson Branch

Located on the north side of Lake Ray Roberts is the Johnson Branch Unit of the Lake Ray Roberts State Park. This park is very similar to Isle Du Bois, but the added distance from Dallas-Fort Worth makes this park slightly less popular and therefore less crowded. You will find great shaded camping here with many lakeside campsites. You can also find a nice swim beach, hiking trails, boat ramp, fishing pond, and more within the Johnson Branch Unit.

Greenbelt Corridor

The Greenbelt Corridor is located just on the south side of the dam of Lake Ray Roberts. The Greenbelt Corridor starts as a small park, but then follows the Trinity River and trails down from Lake Ray Roberts to Lake Lewisville.