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The DFW metroplex offers a wealth of options for water enthusiasts and lovers of lakeside dining. Here are some top picks for locations to enjoy both:

Lakes for Water Skiing:

    • Lake Ray Hubbard: This expansive lake is a popular spot for water skiing, wakeboarding, and other towable watersports. It has several marinas that offer rentals and lessons.
    • Grapevine Lake: In addition to water skiing, Grapevine Lake boasts over 30 miles of trails for hiking and biking, making it a great choice for an active day out.
    • Lewisville Lake: This scenic lake has several coves that are perfect for water skiing, tubing, and knee boarding.

Lakefront Dining:

    • Rockwall Harbor (Lake Ray Hubbard): This popular destination features a variety of restaurants with waterfront patios, offering stunning views of the lake while you dine.
    • The Harbor at Rockwall (Lake Ray Hubbard): Another great option on Lake Ray Hubbard, The Harbor at Rockwall offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options.
    • Doe Creek Park (Lewisville Lake): This lakeside park has a concession area that offers casual fare with a beautiful lakefront view.


    • Hydrous Wake Park (Little Elm): This unique water park offers cable-pulled wakeboarding, which can be a fun alternative to traditional water skiing. They also have a restaurant on-site.


    • Before you head out for a day of water skiing, be sure to check the weather conditions and lake levels.
    • If you’re new to water skiing, it’s a good idea to take a lesson from a qualified instructor.
    • Many of the lakes around DFW have restrictions on boat speeds and noise levels, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the regulations before you go.

I hope this helps you plan your perfect day of water skiing and lakeside dining in the DFW metroplex!