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Lake Athens

5401 Marina Dr., Athens, TX 75751
+1 903-677-7490
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Early afternoon Dinner, Excellent Atmosphere and View of Lake Athens.

New Owners Food was Good, Portions were Small, Prices were Pricey. All in all I want to try their... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
davidmcm903
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Athens, Texas
Kayaking Travels

Very nice place to go kayaking. I have traveled here several times for kayaking and photo shoots... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
David W
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Approximately five miles east of Athens, the 1,799 acre lake offers a variety of water sport activities for outdoor enthusiasts. While catfish, crappie, white bass and sunfish are found in Lake Athens, it is best known for largemouth bass. Lake Athens Marina provides the only public access to the lake as well as fishing supplies, pier fishing, restaurant, picnic area, an RV park and restrooms. Open daily at 7 a.m.
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20 May 2017
“Kayaking Travels”
11 Apr 2017
“Fishing trip”
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5401 Marina Dr., Athens, TX 75751
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New Owners Food was Good, Portions were Small, Prices were Pricey. All in all I want to try their Hamburger but $10.00..add a Drink and then Taxes and Tip !!!

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Very nice place to go kayaking. I have traveled here several times for kayaking and photo shoots and I find that this is a place where I can find some peace and quite. I have even gone out in the kayak and brought a good...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Rare clearwater lake in Texas. Public launch and city park. No active Marina where boats can be rented. Need your own or fish from shore at the launch city park. Small RV campground(no tents) and grocery/snack store.

Thank Jeffery G
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Excellent fishing lake. This is not a lake for water sports. Calm and laid back, typically pretty quiet. Only draw back is lack of parking at the marina.

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Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a smaller lake not really good for large power motors but the fishing is great and the area is easy on the eyes. The public boat launch area is being redone and when it is finished it will be a really nice area...More

Thank Marie H
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Water was a bit low, however still enjoyed boating on the lake. not too crowded, people are very friendly and want to help you find a good fishing spot. Talked to a lot of people.

Thank mattman36
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

This lake is one of the best little bass fishing lakes in Texas. In fact, not only is the bass fishing good, but crappie, white bass, catfish and carp are all good year round. I've been fishing Lake Athens for most of my life and...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

Lake Athens is a great lake to fish. The ramp is good and they have plenty of parking. There's good fishing for LM Bass, and it's got some of the biggest Red-eared Sunfish that I've ever landed.

Thank evanslmtd
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Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

We visited family at this lake...awesome! Beautiful! We were there on a 76 degree day in February. Such a nice reprieve from winter.

Thank Sara H
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Beautiful country and wonderful lake. I want to live there! Lake wasn't as clear as I had expected. Because its spring fed, I had expected it to be very clear. Wonderful area.

Thank Tessme
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