Besides the great fishing at Lake Fork, there are lots of nearby attractions:

For the golfer: The Links at Land's End, This championship 18 hole golf course has thirteen holes directly on the shores of Lake Fork. 903-383-3290 or toll free 866-913-4110.  Lake Fork Golf Course, also an 18 hole golf course located on Lake Fork approximately 8 miles from Emory, Texas 903-473-3112. Mineola Country Club located in Mineola, Texas the Country Club offers one of the best-ranked nine-hole golf courses in the state 903-569-2400.

For the shopper: There are various antique malls in the surrounding towns, Vanity Fair Factory Outlet Shops are located in Sulphur Springs.

For the bird watchers: The annual mid-winter bald eagle survey on Lake Fork and Eagle Fest events headquartered out of Emory, Texas. Some of the events include: Eagle watching barge tours, a bird exhibit, Arts, Crafts, and Food. Held in January, more info call:(903) 473-3913 or (800) 561-1182.

Athens, Texas located about an hour drive from Lake Fork hosts the state of the art fish hatchery. The hatchery offers something of interest to everyone who is fascinated by water and the plants and animals that make up the aquatic world.

Annual Flowering Trails & Festivals: Tyler, Texas Azalea Trails, Quitman, Texas Dogwood Festival, Winnsboro, Texas Autumn Trails. All are located close by with Tyler being about an hour's drive. These all are spectacular sights and some simply breath-taking.


Canton's First Monday Trade Day, World renown incredible flea market located about 1/2 hour drive from Lake Fork, held the first Monday of every month (Thursday Thru Monday).