Lake Tawakoni is a 37,879-acre reservoir located in Northeast Texas, approximately 48 miles Southeast of Princeton Texas. It lies within three Texas Counties, Hunt, Rains, and Van Zandt. It is used for water supply and recreation. It is under the Sabine River Authority of Texas and the original headwaters of Sabine are converged under the lake surface. The reservoir was constructed in 1960 with the Iron Bridge Dam. The area was chosen due to its location to the growing Dallas area and the growth of East of the city and its respective suburbs. It is 53 miles from Dallas, Lake Tawakoni is a quick drive down I30. While you visit Lake Tawakoni, don't forget to check out First Monday Trade Days in Canton. Lake Tawakoni has become popular for not only fishing but also boating, waterskiing, picnicking, duck hunting, camping and much much more. There is lodging available at Duck Cove Marina, Tawakoni Marina, Anchor Inn Marina, Wind Point Park, Sky Point, and Texas Parks and Wildlife State Park among many others. Hook up your RV/Camper, grab your favorite fishing hat and swim trunks and come enjoy what Lake Tawakoni has to offer. Airbnb also has several nice locations around the lake.