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Boating at Sam Rayburn Reservoir

As the largest lake entirely in Texas, Sam Rayburn Reservoir offers numerous opportunities for fishing and recreational boating enthusiasts.  On a lake of 114,500 surface acres, winds can at time generate impressive and dangerous waves.  Boaters should always be prepared for the possibility of rough water, and all boaters should wear life jackets!

Twenty-seven different boat ramps are located all across the expanse of the lake - some require a launch fee, many are free.

On-the-Water boat mooring facilities are available at the Sam Rayburn Marina Resort, Powell Park Marina and Shirley Creek Marina.  Click the " Marinas " section for additional information.

Currently, Sun Dancer Rentals (409-698-2247) offers boat and other watercraft rental, and is located on Hwy 255 near Twin Dikes Park.

Wear your life jacket