Off FM 225, 10 miles west of town
This 2,212-acre lake is a great place to catch largemouth bass, crappie and sunfish. Two lakeside parks include pavilions, picnic tables, charcoal grills, swimming areas, boat ramps, playgrounds, a disc golf course and an ADA compliant fishing and boat dock.
Off Hwy 59, 12 miles northeast of Nacogdoches
692-acre Lake Naconiche gives East Texans yet another option for fishing, swimming, water sports and scuba diving. Initially stocked with thousands of largemouth bass from the ShareLunker program, Lake Naconiche is also home to spotted bass, channel and blue catfish, black and white crappie and bluegill. Recreational facilities also include accessible fishing piers, a swimming area and a scuba platform.
Sam Rayburn Reservoir
Off CR 427, 46 miles southeast of Nacogdoches
Located on the Angelina River, this 114,500 acre lake offers excellent fishing year round. The most popular game fish at Sam Rayburn Reservoir is the largemouth bass; crappie, catfish, white bass, hybrid striped bass, Bluegill and redear sunfish are also present.