One of the best things about living in Denton is easy access to Lake Lewisville. The 29,000 acre lake which offers 233 miles of shoreline is actually a reservoir which served as the main water source for the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over 30 years. These days, it’s the perfect way to escape the brutal Texas heat while camping in an RV, taking your boat out on the water, fishing, swimming or having a beer at a dockside restaurant.
If you own an RV or boat, here’s everything you need to know about having fun at Lake Lewisville:
Whether you’ve got a fifth wheel or a class A motorhome, there are plenty of options for RV camping along the tranquil shoreline of Lake Lewisville. The area offers a number of campgrounds, but you will only find RV camping at the following locations:
- Pilot Knoll Campground (9 miles from Denton) has 12 RV sites with 50 amp hookups, 43 RV sites with 30 amp hookups plus a grey water dump station, lake vistas, picnic and grill areas and restrooms with showers. Sites are $25 a night.
- Willow Grove Park Campground (10 miles from Denton) has RV sites with water and electric hookups plus wifi. Sites are $20 a night.
- Stewart Park Campground (29 miles from Denton) has 30/50 amp sites with water. Sites are $15 a night if you have an annual pass or $20 a night if you don’t.
Is there anything more relaxing than a day out on the water? At Lake Lewisville, you’ll find several marinas including Pier 121 which is 27 miles from Denton and has a waterfront bar and grill, Eagle Point Marina which is 13 miles from Denton and has a sports bar, a restaurant and boat sales and the Lakeview Marina which is 10 miles from Denton and offers a store and a 24-hour boat ramp.
There are 12 boat ramps at Lake Lewisville. If you’re coming from Denton, Pilot Knoll offers the closest option. And if you’re looking for a rowdy scene on the lake, head to Party Cove, where you can tie your boat to other boats and kick back with beer, music and sun. Party Cove is 12 miles from Denton and is located near Westlake Park.
Lake Lewisville is known for bass fishing, so if you’re looking to reel ‘em in, you’ll definitely want to bring your fishing lures with you. Fish species found in Lake Lewisville include spotted bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, channel catfish, white crappie and more. You can fish from your boat or head to the fishing barge at Lake Park.
If you’re in desperate need of relief from the Texas humidity, you’re in luck. Lake Lewisville is the perfect place to swim. Swimming areas include Copperas Branch Park, a grassy little cove off of I-35 with a shallow swim area that’s just 12 miles from Denton, Little Elm Park Beach which is 15 miles from Denton and is known for its sandy beach and snack bar and Lake Park Beach, a picturesque little spot with a nearby disc golf course.
RV and Boat Storage
Need a place to store your RV or boat after enjoying Lake Lewisville? Teasley Lane Storage in Denton is just 2.5 miles from Pilot Knoll and offers covered and uncovered storage options, plus generous access hours. The storage facility will even give you a call if your spot remains empty for an extended period of time to make sure you’re safe and sound.