Lake Tawakoni State Park, Texas

We recently took a trip East of Dallas to Lake Tawakoni State Park. It’s around 50 miles to the east of DFW and situated in serene countryside surroundings. The lake is named after the Tawakoni Indian people who lived in North Eastern Texas prior to the arrival of Europeans. At the park itself there’s a huge lake ideal for watersports and plenty of trails for hiking. For the fearless adventurers, the park also boasted the largest spiderweb in history situated in their ancient forests. I believe as well that you can get alligators in this park as well, but thankfully managed to give them a wide berth.

In one of the forest trails at the park. Looking forward to the post walk Buc-ees icy.
At the water’s edge at Lake Tawakoni. The day we visited was shortly after a biblical style thunderstorm so a lot of the paths were wet, i’d definitely keep this in mind before planning a visit as some stuff was basically impassable.
Both the state parks i’ve visited since moving to Texas have had a protected prairie area. This photo was taken in their prairie restoration.
A lot of the trails had stuff like this on either side of the path. It’s probably not for the faint hearted or for those of us who think every wild animal in America is hiding in there and waiting to come out and eat them.
This trail reminded me a lot of the ancient woodland back at home in England.
Due to Covid and the bad weather the day before, the path was completely empty aside from ourselves. It was great to enjoy some peace and quiet outside in the country air.
I love the countryside here in Texas, something about it reminds me a lot of home.
These were the roads on the way to the park. Despite being just 50 miles from DFW it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of DFW.

Published by matt93111

Howdy, my name’s Matt. I'm originally from England but now live here in the Great State of Texas. Since moving here I thought it would be fun to try something new and enter the world of photo blogging.

2 thoughts on “Lake Tawakoni State Park, Texas

  1. Matt, I’m glad that you are enjoying Texas and I’m surprised that you think the Texas woodlands are similar to those in England. I’ve not been in the English woods, but my impression from seeing them on TV is that there is not much similarity, other than that each have hardwood trees. I have only been to Lake Tawakoni State Park on one occasion and that was to take my son and grandson on an overnight camping trip there a couple of years ago. It was the first time anyone other than me stayed overnight in my Sportsmobile.


    1. Hi Ken,
      I hope you’re well,
      Thanks, yeah i do see a lot of similarities in my opinion between back home and here in Texas. I grew up in a village with a lot of ancient woodland and the forests here are very similar i think. I’d like to try visit some of them in the winter though to get a different impression as the trees are more or less entirely deciduous at home to see if it’s the same here. That sounds like a great time, i hope you guys had a lot of fun. It’s a beautiful part of the world there!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: