10 miles west of Nacogdoches off FM 225, this 2,200 acre lake offers a great place to catch largemouth bass, crappie and sunfish. Two lakeside parks include pavilions, picnic tables, charcoal grills, swimming areas, boat ramps, ADA compliant fishing & boat dock, a nature trail, disc golf course and playgrounds.
The most popular game fish at Lake Nacogdoches is the largemouth bass. Numbers of bass are relatively high and an excellent fishery exists. Due to the 16-inch maximum length limit, Lake Nacogdoches is known for producing trophy-sized bass and has produced three fish exceeding 13 pounds. Crappie and catfish are present in the reservoir, but numbers are relatively low and few anglers target these species. Bluegill and sunfish are present in high numbers and provide good fishing, especially for youth or inexperienced anglers.