Enjoy the Outdoors at Lake Sam Rayburn
At around 79 miles long and with a pool capacity of 3,997,600 acre feet, Lake Sam Rayburn truly deserves its “Big Sam” nickname. All this water and the approximately 560-mile-long shoreline won't just give you great views; they're also excellent venues for having fun.
Lake Sam Rayburn's wooded, extensive shoreline makes it a popular recreation site for those wanting to enjoy a picnic by the waterside, camp out near its banks or hike through the forest preserve. There's a host of parks, trails and campgrounds scattered all around the lake which will provide you with most of the facilities you'll need. If you'd rather do your wildlife viewing on a horse – this is Texas, after all – there are also numerous equestrian trails near the lake.
Though the woods that surround the lake are great to explore, the greatest attraction here is Lake Sam Rayburn itself. There are even more things to do in and on the lake. You can go boating, swimming, kayaking, wakeboarding, waterskiing and, of course, fishing.
Fishing enthusiasts are probably the lake's most frequent visitors. One of the country's premier bass fisheries, “Big Sam” is home to an abundance of largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish and bluegill. The fishing is so good in Lake Sam Rayburn that more than 300 tournaments are held here every year, including the ESPN/Bass Masters, Angler's Quest, McDonald's Big Bass Splash and Bass Champs.
Whether you're an avid angler or just someone looking for a beautiful, quiet place to unwind, Lake Sam Rayburn, TX real estate will be just right for you.