Lake Tawakoni State Park

5.50 Miles
2point5stars (2.71)8
1point5stars (1.57)
3stars (3.29)
10822 F.M. 2475
Wills Point
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Dead tree on edge of lake.
This tree made a nice picture against the lake. (Photo by Eveline)
Dead tree on edge of lake.
This tree made a nice picture against the lake. (Photo by Eveline)
Log Entries
By agreenmeadowF5 on 5/10/2009
Rating: 1star Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A

The west side of the trails still have ashes from the previous fire.

By Mesquite Guy on 3/22/2009
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours

This day was a pretty nice one, there were only a few people there when I arrived, but it got a bit more busier as the day wore on. The walk along the beach was really exciting. The waves were active and my dog enjoyed running and playing in them. Again I carried my North face Recon pack and small fanny pack. So it was a good hike.

Decent hike, lots of bugs
By Topgun15v on 10/25/2008
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 5.50 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Me and some friends camped here at the state park, and camped one day.  Overall the trail was decent, with alot of it near the shoreline, however there were spider webs everywhere that would get in your face as well as nats.  We did however see 2 turtles, and 2 small deer while on the trail.  We hiked the entire trail, and it was a nice hike for some good exercise and to enjoy nature.  This is a hike for a family more than hikers wanting somthing advanced.  Overall this was a good park (camping areas are great), and the hiking is alright for being close to Dallas.  I would go back again, but with insect repelent.

Great for beginners
By junkyvan on 6/21/2008
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 6.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

The trail was nice- not hard to follow and would be great for beginners. We were lucky and were the only hikers on the trail so we could work it at our own pace.  Tree coverage is great making it easy to hike during the hottest days. I would reccomend this to a family looking to enjoy a good hike with a little bit of adventure.

Nice, but average park
By txpathfinder on 10/1/2007
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 2 minutes
I wanted to visit Tawakoni after hearing that a group of spiders had built a huge web along one of the trails. It was worth the trip. The trails are mostly wooded, relatively flat, and well-maintained with one large meadow near the trailhead.The trails wander close to the shore, providing many places to fish or stop and enjoy the view. My main concern about the park was that the shore really appears to be eroding quickly. We didn't camp, but the camping areas looked nice. They each had a concrete pad and enough room between sites for a comfortable level of privacy. I think this is a newer park and may be better developed in coming years. If driving up from Dallas, I recommend the Blue Bird Cafe in Wills Point on your way too or from the park.
Nice park, average trails
By nathatt on 3/10/2007
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 8.00 Miles Duration: 3 minutes
Overall the park is well kept and (when the water is at a normal level) beautiful. Currently the water is VERY low. Trails seem fairly maintained and are marked in some areas. Lots of birds and spider webs today.
Very nice area.
By Eveline on 5/22/2004
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: N/A Solitude: N/A
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
We walked through the woods and then around the edge of the lake.
By BullDogBob on 8/17/2003
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 5.50 Miles Duration: N/A
Enjoyed the park and trails. I also rode them on bike.
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