As the weather begins to warm up for spring, getting outside and enjoying the water is a great way to spend your evenings or weekends. Whether you want to enjoy the local waterways around Coppell, or you’d like to head out on the water to go fishing or boating, there are plenty of options in the area. Here are a few different waterways to check out around Coppell, Texas, courtesy of Crème de la Crème on N. MacArthur Blvd. in Coppell, TX.

Elm Fork Trinity River

The Trinity River runs right through Coppell and is a perfect place to visit if you are looking for a day to spend on the water. 

If you are interested in going kayaking, Trinity River Kayak Co. offers river trip adventures throughout the year. The company offers four different tours that you can book that vary in time on the water and starting and ending locations. Tours include The Blast, which is a 6-mile trip lasting 2-3 hours, the Double Rush, a 12-mile trip that lasts 5-6 hours, and the Iron Man, which also lasts 5-6 hours. Visitors can also book a sunset-moonlight paddle which is a 2-mile trip that lasts for 2-3 miles. 

Each tour gives you the option of renting a single boat, double boat, or canoe. You can also pay for the shuttle only if you have your own kayak that you want to use. If a tour isn’t for you, you can also rent a kayak for the day. Be sure to check the website for more information on these tours and rentals. 

If touring isn’t really your thing, you can also go fishing on the Trinity River. The river is full of bass, catfish, and trout. The company has fishing equipment if you want to spend some time fishing on the water. 

Grapevine Lake

Lake Grapevine is an 8,000-acre lake located west of Coppell. The lake is surrounded by different parks where you can enjoy the water from the land, but it also has a wide variety of ramps for anyone who owns their own boat. Be sure to visit the Lake Grapevine website for the complete list of ramps and parks so you can find the one closest to you. 

The lake is also home to three marinas: Scotts Landing, Silver Lake, and Twin Coves. Silver Lake has boat rentals available if you don’t have your own boat, and they also do charter boats that are available all year. If you are interested in kayaking, Meadowmere Park has various kayaks and paddleboards available for rent. 

In addition to boating, there is also a lot of fishing that you can do on Grapevine Lake. Experienced anglers can always take their boats out on the water to catch their own fish. Fish found in this lake include bass, carp, catfish, crappie, gar, sunfish, and trout. If you are a less experienced angler, there are various guide services offering fishing excursions that can help you catch a whopper. 

Lake Lewisville

One of the docks that sit on Lake Lewisville alongside Coppell, TX.

Lake Lewisville used with permission via CC BY-SA 2.0 through Flickr by Aaron Jacobs

Lake Lewisville is another excellent lake to visit that is located a short distance north of Coppell. This lake is larger than Grapevine Lake, with 233 miles of shoreline spanning 29,000 acres and 15 different parks surrounding the lake that you can enjoy. This lake also has boat rentals available so that you can spend a day on the water boating or fishing. The closest boat rental location is Just For Fun Watercraft Rentals, located in Lewisville.  If you want to rent a kayak, you can find them at DFW Surf Adventures. There are five marinas located around lake Lewisville, but the closest to Coppell would be Pier 121 Marina or Eagle Point Marina, although the Lakeview Marina is not much further. 

If you are interested in fishing,  you can always opt to go yourself or hire a guide. There are lots of guides that you can hire to optimize your catches on Lake Lewisville.  If you want to go out by yourself, you can look for bass, crappie, and catfish. 

Lake Ray Hubbard

Located east of Coppell is another excellent lake that you can visit, Lake Ray Hubbard. This lake is another large one spanning 22,000 acres. This lake has six different parks that you can visit and three marinas. The closest parks to Coppell are Lakeside Park South and Windsurf Bay, while the closest marina is the Bayside Boat Club. 

The Bayside Boat Club is the newest marina on the lake and has a place where you can rent boats. There is also a company where you can rent kayaks at Lakeside Park, a beautiful park located on the lake. 

There is plenty of fish that you can catch at Lake Ray Hubbard, including bass, carp, catfish, crappie, gar, sunfish, and trout. 

Lavon Lake 

This lake is part of the Trinity Project in the Fort Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Also located east of Coppell, it’s an excellent place for both fishing and boating. If you are interested in fishing, the lake is home to various fish, including bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish, carp, minnows, gar, and suckers. 

If you have a boat you’d like to put in the water, there are plenty of boat ramps around the lake. Most are free, but there are fees for some of the ramps. Be sure to check out the different parks located around the lake to find the park that works best for you. 

There is no shortage of waterways around Coppell, Texas. We focused on larger bodies of water in the area, but there are also plenty of parks in the area that have places to go fishing and boating. Whether you want to spend the day on the water or beside it at one of the beautiful local parks, there is no shortage of places to visit. What’s your favorite place to visit when you want to spend time by the water? We at Crème de la Crème of Coppell (North MacArthur Boulevard), Texas, would love to hear where your favorite waterway is!