ABOUT LAKE FORK
Location: On the Sabine River in Hopkins, Rains and Wood Counties, 5 miles northwest of Quitman
Surface area: 27,264 acres
Maximum depth: 70 feet
Conservation Pool Elevation: 403 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate, 2-4 ft.
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Sabine River Authority of Texas
Quitman, TX 75783
Hydrilla, Eurasian milfoil, coontail, American lotus, water primrose, water hyacinth, alligatorweed and pennywort are all present.
Predominant Fish Species
White & black crappie
Although access through the reservoir is provided by numerous buoyed boat lanes, submerged timber represents a substantial hazard, so care should be exercised while boating in all areas. Areas containing hydrilla, boat houses and docks, and lake points have historically provided some of the best fishing for largemouth bass. Fish will also congregate around bridge pilings and artificial brush piles. TPWD has worked with the Lake Fork Sportsman's Association (Friends of Reservoirs Chapter) to install man-made fish habitat structures at strategic points.