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Surface area - 1,520 acres Impounded - 1962
Location - Approximately 5 miles east of Athens, south of FM 371 in Henderson County

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Lake Athens
Popular 1,520-acre impoundment offers boat ramps, a commercial marina, picnic sites, camping area with RV hookups, swimming, and fishing for crappie, bass and catfish. About 4 miles east of Athens via Texas 31 east and F.M. 2495 south.

Athens Marina provides public access for boating and fishing. Facilities include restaurant, full-service RV hookups, boat launch, and barge rental. Groceries, bait and tackle available. Located at the F.M. 2495 bridge. For information, fees, call 903/677-7490.

This lake is known for largemouth bass in the 3- to 8-pound range but has produced a lake record of 13.81 pounds. Sunfishes provide excellent opportunities for fly fishing anglers and catches up to 10 inches in length are not unusual. Crappie are few in number but are usually of good size. White bass commonly reach 16-18 inches.

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