Athens TX Area Lakes


Lake Athens

Lake Athens is located approximately 5 miles east of Athens, south of FM 317 in Henderson County. The surface area is 1,799 acres, with a maximum depth of 50 feet, impounded 1962.

The conservation pool elevation is 440 feet above mean sea level. Fluctuation is about 2 feet. The water authority is Athens Municipal Water Authority. There is one open to the public boat ramp at the Lake Athens Marina.

Athens Area

Athens is the county seat for Henderson County and also claims Home of the Original Hamburger. In the You will find residential, country, and acreage properties in Athens. The appeal here is the small town community feel, lots of trees and some hills, with plenty of lakes surrounding the area.

City living, country style.

Callender Lake

Callender Lake is a 365-acre lake and 18 feet deep located between Canton, Athens, and Tyler off Hwy 31, 773, and FM 2339. Callender Lake is a constant level lake fed by natural springs and streams.

This lake is a fishing and recreation lake. Large boats are not recommended. There are two gated communities—Callender Lake and Hickory Hills, with different restrictions and requirements.

Amenities include a community center, boat storage, boat launch, park, fishing pier, swim beach with picnic tables, and restrooms.

This is a mandatory property owners’ association. The lake is controlled by a Joint CLPOIA / HHPOIA Fish and Wildlife Committee.

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Echo Lake

Echo Lake is a small 500-acre lake with a gated community in Brownsboro in Henderson County. The amenities include an airstrip, horse pasture, gun range, and trails. An 18-hole golf course is close by. No waterskiing or jet skiing is allowed on the lake.

Safari Waters Ranch in Larue

Enter another world the moment you pull into Safari Waters Ranch in Larue, Texas. This is a gated community 90 minutes southeast of Dallas, located off Highway 175.

Drive through the gated entrance and travel through 1,775 gated acres, rolling hills, three spring-fed lakes, and trees galore. You will find free-roaming exotic wildlife such as geese, blackbuck antelope, fallow deer, axis deer, white-tailed deer, Père David's deer, zebra, many species of birds, fish, and more.

The homes in this community are nestled within the trees and lakes. Fishing is allowed. Boating is allowed, but it is a no-wake, idle speed lake. Have fun canoeing, paddle boating, kayaking, trolling motor boating, and small fishing boats. A guest RV park with 28 sites is available.

There are common areas with fishing docks, picnic tables, and boat ramps. There are 11 miles of private roads to hike, bike, walk, and golf cart ride on. There are area golf courses nearby and other recreational lakes for water skiing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding at Lake Athens, Lake Palestine, Cedar Creek Lake, and more.

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Waters Edge Ranch

Waters Edge Ranch is a gated community located in Athens, Texas. Enjoy the rolling hills, trees, and the 328-acre private lake.

Originally the Cox Valley View Ranch, the scenic 2,150-acre gated and private Waters Edge Ranch boasts a 328-acre private lake among the rolling hills, meadows, and trees in Athens, Texas. It has a gated Cabana pavilion with a grilling area and pool, boat launch, marina slips, RV hookups, and dump station. Enjoy fishing, boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding.