In addition to its use for water supply, Lake Tawakoni has become an important recreation center. Catfishing is one of Lake Tawakoni’s sure bets. Its shoreline at spillway crest, totaling approximately 200 miles in length, offers extensive opportunities for recreational activities. Both private and public facilities have been installed around the lakeshore for swimming, boating, picnicking, fishing, duck hunting, and other uses. Certain areas around the reservoir are particularly adapted for summer homes, resorts, and clubs. The reservoir inundates land in Hunt, Rains, and Van Zandt Counties.
The City of East Tawakoni offers it’s citizens 2 city parks available for boating, recreational activities and picnicking.
There is also an indoor Civic Center available for a small deposit and rental fee.