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Lakeside Fun and Dining throughout the Metroplex
Published on: May 26, 2024
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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:

Nearby 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.

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