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Lake Ralph Hall Real Estate

Lake Ralph Hall Texas - Sulpher River and Hwy 34 Bridge

Lake Ralph Hall will be the newest lake and one of Texas’ largest projects to be built in nearly 30 years. Positioned on the North Sulphur River near Ladonia in Fannin County, construction began in June 2021 with water delivery scheduled for 2026. This ambitious project aims to provide essential water resources for North Texas while also delivering significant economic and recreational benefits to nearby communities. The lake promises a myriad of outdoor activities including fishing, boating, and nature viewing, thereby fostering additional commercial and industrial opportunities.

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Lake Ralph Hall is currently under construction with exciting plans that you don’t want to miss. Join our priority list for updates on progress and real estate listings as the area develops. This new lake will offer abundant recreational opportunities, including the Ladonia Fossil Park, fishing with strategically arranged fish habitats, and a fishing jetty east of Hwy 34 funded by a $250,000 grant from Bass Pro Shops. Public boat ramps and docks will cater to diverse boating activities, and a new bridge with a 10-foot pedestrian walkway will connect trails, including the North Texas Trail, and a visitor center. Sightseeing, permitted hunting, and designated camping will also be available. Lake Ralph Hall promises economic and recreational benefits for Fannin, Denton, Dallas, and Collin Counties, attracting locals and visitors alike.

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Lake Ralph Hall

Lake Characteristics
Location: Fannin County
Surface Acres: 7,568 (just under 12 square miles)
Impoundment: Expected 2025

Water Conditions
Normal Pool: 551ft MSL

Pipeline: constructing 32 miles of untreated water pipeline (60”-72” diameter pipeline) and balancing reservoir.
Constructed, Owned, and Operated By: Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD)

Project Timeline

2001: Start of Planning and Permitting
Q4 2013: Water Rights Permit Issued
Q1 2020: Section 404 Permit Issued
Q2 2021: Ladonia Fossil Park Relocated to Temporary Site, Leon Hurse Dam & Roadway Relocation Construction Starts
Q2 2023: Reservoir Area Clearing & Demolition Starts; Pipeline, Pump Station & Balancing Reservoir Construction Starts; Environmental Improvements Construction Starts
Q4 2023: Road and Bridge Work Finished
Q2 2024: Lake Office and Maintenance Facility Construction Starts
Q3 2024: Environmental Improvements Construction Finished; Reservoir Area Clearing & Demolition Finished
Q2 2025: Lake Office and Maintenance Facility Finished; Lake Ralph Hall Begins to Fill
Q4 2025: Pipeline, Pump Station & Balancing Reservoir Finished; Leon Hurse Dam Complete
Q2 2026: Water Delivery Begins


Boating: Motor boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, sailboats and more. Plans are underway for public boat ramps/docks around the future reservoir.
Fishing: Partnered with TPWD + Toyota ShareLunker Program + Bass Pro Shops. Largemouth Bass, bluegill sunfish, gizzard shad, black & white crappie, channel & blue catfish, and more.
Hunting & Camping: Planning is underway to allow permitted hunting and designated camping at Lake Ralph Hall.
Ladonia Fossil Park: Situated on the east side of FM 2990 and north of the North Sulphur River, this area attracts fossil hunters eager to uncover a diverse array of fossils and artifacts from the Cretaceous period.
Visitor Center: The office is open to the public Monday – Friday 8am to 1pm, and walk-ins are welcome. 10910 State Highway 34, Ladonia, TX 75449 Phone number: 903-367-7008
North Texas Trail: 130 Miles for hiking, biking, and walking. Stroll over the lake using the bridge’s 10-foot pedestrian walkway.
Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks and Camping Area: County to develop standard
Other: Marina, lakeside shopping or entertainment areas with outdoor seating to come

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