3 Drivable Vacations Away From Lake Fork

If you’re planning a vacation to change scenery but don't want to drive too far from Lake Fork, you’re in luck. Lake Lavon isn't far, and has a wide variety of vacation options for travelers. Some of the best hot spots in Texas are within driving distance of this beautiful lake in southeast Collin County. This lake features more than 21,000 acres of water. Considered one of the best places for fishing in Texas, fishermen can find plenty of bass, catfish, and crappie. There is a lot to do around Lake Lavon for the small family or a large party.

  1. Secluded Lakefront Cabin - The entire family will love this vacation spot. With 2 bedrooms, it will sleep 8 comfortably. With just over 1,300 square feet, it’s roomy for a small cabin. It also comes with beautiful views of the lake and lots of natural light inside the cabin. Vaulted ceilings make it seem larger than it is, which is a good thing because the cabin feels airy and light. Also comes with a back porch deck and a firepit.
  2. Luxury Getaway - If small cabins aren’t your thing, maybe luxury getaways are. This huge house features 2,800 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, and sleeps up to 16. Sitting on 10 acres on Lake Lavon, you’ll get stunning views and plenty to keep you occupied as you enjoy your getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living. Amenities include horse trails, parks, hiking, a gun range, fishing, and boating. There are also several TVs with streaming channels. Gated keypads and surveillance cameras will make you feel safe. This luxurious ranch-style home has also been used by a film production company for a popular competitive show.
  3. A Short Walk From McKinney - McKinney, Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in North Texas and the second largest city in Collin County. This little cottage is just a 2-mile walk away. Rated as one of the best places to live in America, there is plenty to do. This cottage is gorgeous with great amenities including a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a laundry room, a large dining room, a garden, and an office. These amenities make it a great place to getaway from people who like to check in on work while on vacation.

Lake Lavon is one of the best vacation spots in Texas. Within drivable distance from Dallas, it is situated just outside of Wylie, Texas, and there are plenty of great vacation spots within driving distance of the lake.

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 25)

FAIR. Water Stained; 56-59 degrees; 5.47 feet below pool. Bass are more active on warmer days in the backs pockets and secondary points going into the pockets. Target the warmest pockets with chatterbaits and spinnerbaits in 2-4 feet of water. Fish are traveling in the creek towards the back on warmer days and moving outwards on cooler days . Those along the creek are best on red squarebill crankbaits in a 1.5-2.5 inch around the edges and big wood 3-6 feet of water. Texas rigs with creature type baits flipped at the big wood on creeks and ditches are good in black and blue colors and June bug in 3-6 feet of water. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. Black bass are beginning the early stages of pre-spawn. Try slow moving suspending streamers and sculpin patterns in 5-7 feet of water. Crappie are deep. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Crappie are really good around deep main lake timber in 38-56 feet along creek channels. Fish have been a little more scattered the past week, so it is necessary to cover more water to catch limits. Seeing big white crappie mixed in with lots of smaller black crappie. Minnows will work very well and small soft plastics and hand ties are working well. Best colors for my boat have been purple and chartreuse. Getting good reports of brush pile fish biting as in 20-30 feet. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins’ Guide Service.

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