Lake Ray Hubbard

Dr. Doom enjoying a quiet evening on a pier at Lake Ray Hubbard

Dr. Doom enjoying a quiet evening on a pier at Lake Ray Hubbard

Photo by Nelo Hotsuma, Flickr, CC2

Ray Hubbard Lake and the Rockwall-Forney Dam (at 32°48' N, 96°30' W) are on the East Fork of the Trinity River in the Trinity River basin about fifteen miles east of Dallas on the Dallas-Kaufman county line. The dam is owned by the city of Dallas. The project was constructed by the S. and A. Construction Company and the Markham, Brown and M. C. Winter Construction Company to supply water to Dallas. Construction was started in 1964 and completed in 1969. Ray Hubbard Lake is formed by an earthfill dam some 12,500 feet long. The crest of the spillway is 409.5 feet above mean sea level, and the conservation storage capacity is 490,000 acre-feet with a surface area of 22,745 acres. The drainage area above the dam is about 1,074 square miles.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Lake Measurements

Surface Area (in acres)
Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)

Belongs to

Lake Ray Hubbard is part of or belongs to the following places.

Lake Maintained or Owned by

City of Dallas

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Date of Origin

1968 55 years ago

Currently Exists


Place type

Lake Ray Hubbard is classified as a Lake


  • Municipal water supply

Associated Names

  • (Forney Lake)

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