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Lake Louisville, Texas - WorldAtlas

Lake Lewisville is a reservoir adjacent to Louisville in Denton County, northern Texas, United States. The reservoir he built in 1927 and was later expanded for flood control and supplied water to Dallas and its suburbs. The lake is a well-known weekend getaway spot for Metroplex residents and is perfect for boating, fishing, and camping. There are many beautiful beaches, campgrounds, hiking and biking trails, golf courses and other outdoor activities.

Geography of Lake Louisville

sunset on lake louisville
Sunset on Lake Louisville.

Formed by the Garza Dam, Lake Louisville is located on the Elm Fork, a tributary of the Trinity River, and provides the bulk of its water source. Louisville Lake covers a surface area of ​​29,592 acres and reaches a length of 18 km, a maximum width of 6.82 km, and a maximum depth of 20 m. The total capacity of Lake Louisville is 436,000 acre feet. In addition, 28,603 acre feet of sediment have accumulated since the 1954 impoundment.

History of Lake Louisville

Aerial view of Lake Louisville and the dam at Elm Fork on the Trinity River in Denton County, Texas
Aerial view of Louisville Lake and Dam at Elm Fork on the Trinity River in Denton County, Texas.Image Credit: US Army Corps of Engineers, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

The second reservoir that feeds Elm Fork at this location is Lake Louisville. The first facility, Lake Dallas, was used by its owner, the City of Dallas, as the primary municipal water source for his 31 years. Within the Trinity River Basin he called for the development of four flood control lakes The Rivers and Harbors Act was passed by Congress in response to the growing importance of nature conservation and flood control in the 1940s. Dallas, Highland Park, University Park, and Denton contributed a total cost of $21,756,500 to the project, formerly known as the Garza Little Elm Reservoir and Dam, in exchange for water rights. When the old Garza Dam broke on October 28, 1957, the old, smaller Dallas Lake was merged into a new reservoir known as Garza Little Elm Lake. Due to the merger of Lake Dallas and Garza Little Elm Reservoir, the official name of the facility was unclear. The problem was exacerbated when the government renamed the dam Louisville Dam in 1955 and renamed the lake Louisville Reservoir in 1960. Until the mid-1970s, the lake’s official name was Garza Little Elm Reservoir. It was later changed to Lake Louisville.

fishing on lake louisville

White crappie and white bass are the most popular fish species on Lake Louisville. The most popular fish in Texas, the largemouth bass is similarly favored in Louisville, although it has slightly smaller populations than white bass and crappie. Anglers now have another open water sport fish to choose from thanks to the availability of hybrid striped bass.

Significant development around Lake Louisville

Aerial view of lakeside apartment complexes with landfill hills in the background near Dallas, Texas
Aerial view of a lakeside apartment complex with landfill hills in the background near Dallas, Texas.

Eight three-story buildings of Texas Hill Country design form a new 364-unit multi-family residential district called Lakeyard District on a 15.2-acre lot in Lewisville, Texas. Accents made of stone, stucco and wood are used in the structure. The complex offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom floor plans. Each apartment has high ceilings, gorgeous cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A multi-level infinity pool with innovative water features, a 24-hour fitness facility with yoga and spin studios, and over 3 acres of planned outdoor space are onsite amenities available in the Lakeyard District just a small part of There are outdoor TV lounges, cabanas, hammocks, fire pits, dog parks, and many cooking stations in the outdoor areas.

Recreation on Lake Louisville

Unidentified children in winter jackets playing along the sandy rocky shoreline of Lake Louisville during winter.
Unidentified children in winter jackets playing along the sandy rocky shoreline of Lake Louisville during winter.

The lake is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, so it can get very busy during the summer months. Recreational boating is very common, with local businesses offering boat trips and charters. Party Cove is popular with tourists looking for a rowdy atmosphere. The area of ​​the lake where boats dock to each other, enjoy music and consume alcoholic beverages is located in the middle of the lake near Westlake Park. won a big bass fishing tournament and won $100,000 in prize money. He also fished a lake his record his bass weighing 11 pounds 13 ounces (5.4 kg) at the time. The first women’s Bassmaster Tour competition was held in October 2005. Angler Kim Bain won the competition, taking home $51,000 in cash and prize money, and the tour was revived in May 2006 and April 2008. A 2,600-acre Nature Reserve Learning Area (LLELA) called Lewisville Lake Environmental is located next to the lake. It is used for outdoor leisure activities such as hiking and camping.

Lake Louisville offers a variety of water recreation options, including boating, fishing, jet skiing and swimming. It is frequented for recreation by both locals and visitors to the area. In addition, it also serves as an important economic port for the region, requiring constant protection and monitoring.