protect Sam Rayburn ake

Rayburn is also famous as one of the top 15 bass fishing lakes in the nation.


Sam Rayburn Lake is the host lake to the largest amateur fishing tournament in the nation, the Big Bass Splash.R


The East Texas Fish Hatchery is located at the lake.


Giant Salvinia is a problem at Sam Rayburn.

TPWD has ongoing efforts to educate boaters who appear to be the main source of the spread of salvinia and other invasive plants.


Boaters on invasive-infested waters often trap plants on their boat trailers when loading their vessels and infect new waters when they launch at a different lake or river.

Sam Rayburn Reservoir


The Texas Forest Country lake is the largest lake in the State of Texas with an area over 114,000 acres. 

Lake conditions now.

Top picture- typical back shore


Left picture- amateur fishing tournament


Bottom picture-- open water relaxing

Greater Sam Rayburn Reservoir Area Map

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