In 2001, the Texas Legislature declared West Tawakoni the "Catfish Capital of Texas."
West Tawakoni is the “Catfish Capital” of Texas for a good reason. We are located on the west side of Lake Tawakoni which boasts some of the biggest blue cats in the south, and has on more than one occasion produced multiple 5 fish stringers over 200lbs! Lake Tawakoni boasts 225 miles of shoreline, with a large abundance of Crappie, Black Bass, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Hybrid Bass which of course help feed its “MONSTER” Catfish.
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We are glad to have you visit our community. West Tawakoni is surrounded on three sides by Lake Tawakoni. We pride ourselves as a recreational area for visitors and as home to many folks who work in Dallas, Mesquite, Garland and other suburbs of the Metroplex. We are in south Hunt County and offer the best of "small town living". We are part of Quinlan Independent School District, offering excellent educational opportunities.
Our City Park offers thousands of feet of shoreline to offer you a great camping, fishing, boating and play area. You can bring you own camper or rent one of ours to get the full benefit of camping and enjoying the outdoors. We have pavilions available to rent for your picnics and family outings.
Hwy 276 separates the North part of town from the South. Lake Tawakoni holds both State and National records for catfish, however it is also home to ample stripers, crappie and hybrids. Several RV parks afford rental spaces for more permanent visitors.
Greenville is 20 miles to our North. Dallas is 45 miles to our West. Terrell is 20 miles to our South. So whatever your needs or whatever your destination. take time to visit West Tawakoni. We will be waiting for you.
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Regular Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, July 14th, 7:00 pm
Location: City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474
Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful: Thursday, July 16th at 4:30 pm
Location: City Hall Annex, West Tawakoni, TX 75474
Fall Cleanup will be held November 7, 2015 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Rabbit Cove Road. Time will be posted at a later date.
For further information contact:
West Tawakoni City Hall at 903-447-2285
The City of West Tawakoni, in partnership with the nearby cities of Quinlan and East Tawakoni, along with the Huauni Creek Hunting Club of Madill, OK, is sponsoring the first Lake Tawakoni Hand Fishing Tournament and Festival on Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4, at West Tawakoni City Park, 1208 East Hwy. 276.
Admission to the festival is free for those not competing in the hand fishing portion of the event. Those wanting to compete for the $2,100 in prize money sponsored by the City of Quinlan can register in advance on the tournament website, http://laketawakonihandfishingtournament.com or at the park in person on Friday, July 3. Fishermen will compete in teams of two to four people. Cost to participate is $35 per person.