Bois d’Arc Lake is NOT open for recreation

Fast Facts

Bois d’Arc Lake is the first major reservoir constructed in Texas in nearly 30 years.

Key facts / components:

  • Location: Fannin County, Texas
  • Owner and operator: North Texas Municipal Water District
  • Estimated cost: $1.6 billion
  • Lake surface area: 16,641 acres (slightly smaller than Cooper Lake/Jim Chapman)
  • Storage capacity: 367,609 acre-feet
  • Supply: Firm yield of 82 million gallons per day*
  • Average/Max Depth: 22/70 ft.
  • Lake elevation: 534 ft. above sea level
  • Environmental mitigation: Improvements on more than 17,000 acres
  • Recreational use: Boating, fishing and picnic areas

*Firm yield is the amount of water that can be supplied to cover water needs even during the driest conditions we have ever experienced.