Lake Cypress Springs Information

Lake Cypress Springs, known as the “Best Kept Secret in Texas,” is an exquisite place to visit throughout the year. The lake site provides an extraordinary family fun location in Franklin County. The lake is within a Northeast Texas reservoir located near Mount Vernon, Pittsburg, Winnsboro, and Mount Pleasant. 

Lake Cypress Springs holds thirty-four-hundred (3400) acres of water across seven miles. The lake is a spring-fed reservoir with an average depth of nineteen (19) feet. The maximum lake depth is fifty-six (56) feet with a forty-seven (47) mile shoreline. The surface elevation is around three-hundred-seventy-eight (378) feet.

Lake Cypress Springs is twenty-five minutes from Pittsburg and Winnsboro, Texas.

And the lake is approximately twenty minutes from Mount Vernon, and thirty minutes from Mount Pleasant.  Lake Cypress Springs is approximately two hours away from the Dallas, Texas area.

History of Lake Cypress Springs

Approval to begin construction on the lake related dam was given in late November 1966. The dam construction began in 1968 and was finished in 1971.  

Lake Cypress Springs is originally known as Big Cypress Creek Lake (during the construction of the dam). And, at a later time, the lake was known as Lake Franklin County. Lake Cypress Springs was officially named in early April 1971.


Lake Cypress Springs Fishing Information

Lake Cypress Springs offers a variety for fishing various species. Fishing populations include spotted bass, largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish, and bluegill. Historical stocking of the lake includes Florida largemouth bass, blue catfish, channel catfish, black crappie, sunfish, and walleye.

Moderate abundance exists in the lake for largemouth bass and spotted bass. Quality size sunfish and bluegill are available as well. White bass are in high density in Lake Cypress Springs along with a medium density of crappie.

Excellent angling opportunities exist for spotted bass and crappie. A good opportunity exists for largemouth bass, catfish, white bass, and sunfish. Within the lake area, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has installed fish-attracting structures

Largemouth bass spawn in the Spring season in Lake Cypress Springs. The bass prefers to nest in the quieter locations of the lake. Largemouth bass and spotted basses like to seek cover under logs, vegetation, and rock ledges. 

Experienced fishing guides for Lake Cypress Springs include Hathcoat Fishing. Hathcoat offers guidance in fishing for largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie.

Lake Cypress Springs Boating Information

Lake Cypress Springs offers marina services including The Marina At Lake Cypress Springs. This specific marina offers fuel, full services, a restaurant, and private reservations. New marinas and boat rentals are available on Lake Cypress Springs Marinas page. Also, take a few moments to check out boats for sale in the Lake Cypress Springs area. 


Rental Cabins Near Lake Cypress Springs

Lake Cypress Springs offers a variety of rental cabins to individuals and families who desire a weekend stay (or longer). The lake area offers a nice selection of cabin rentals, lakeside homes, studio rooms, and bungalows. Lake Cypress Springs lodging details are available on the Rentals, Cabins, & Lodging page. 


Lake Cypress Springs Camping Resources

Camping locations at Lake Cypress Springs offer a variety of places to park your RV or set up your tent. RV camping examples include Still Meadow RV Park, Twin Oaks Park RV, Smarty RV Park, Big Cypress RV Park, Barefoot Bay RV Resort, and Walleye Park RV.

Primitive tent camping locations near Lake Cypress Springs include Overlook Park and Dogwood Park. Other tent camping destinations are available at Walleye Park RV & Tent Camping and Guthrie Park Camping.


Hiking & Riding Near Lake Cypress Springs

Hiking near Lake Cypress Springs includes two well-known locations - Lake Bob Sandlin Trails and Daingerfield State Park Trails. The Lake Bob Sandlin Trails include Lakeview Loop, Homestead Trail, Dogwood Cutoff, Dogwood Trail, and the Brim Pond Trail. 

The Daingerfield State Park Trails include the Rustling Leaves Trail as well as the Mountain View Trail. For more details, please visit our in-depth article. Hiking through the natural settings of the area brings a breath of fresh air. 

Horseback riding in the area is offered at Cypress Trails Ranch. The business offers trail rides, lunch rides, pony rides, and riding lessons. The Callegari Equestrian Center offers hours of horseback trail riding and horse boarding. 

Paloma Trails provides a fun family experience with family activities and riding. Trail rides near Lake Cypress Springs are also offered at Loveland Ranch. The ranch offers horseback riding as well as horse boarding.


Things To Do at Lake Cypress Springs

While visiting Lake Cypress Springs, you will find plenty of things to do with the family. For the golf enthusiast, you will find golf courses to play. There are plenty of dining options available near the lake for those who enjoy an assortment of foods. 

Shopping experiences near Lake Cypress Springs are fun, incomparable, and delightful. Nearby cities offer a down-home welcome to those visiting the area. And, there are a number of attractions, including historical locations, museums, and recreation to enjoy.


Entertainment at Lake Cypress Springs

Outdoor family-friendly park locations at Lake Cypress Springs include Walleye Park, Dogwood Park, and Overlook Park. Additional locations include Cypress Creek Park, Guthrie Park, Mary King Park, and Monticello Park. Each place offers lakeside views and a place to enjoy family time.

Mount Pleasant Country Club offers a variety of activities. They include golfing, footgolf events, basketball court time, tennis matches, and pickleball activities for the family.

Take a trip back in history while visiting the AC McMillan African American Museum. The establishment is located in Rains County and offers a historical organization of African American materials. History is documented through exhibits, recorded media, and relevant artifacts.

The Clark House Bed & Breakfast offers a nice place to stay which includes off-site excursion opportunities. Excursions include guided fishing, hunting guides, target practicing, hayrides, hiking tours, and four-wheeling adventures. Visitors also enjoy participation in bird watching events and animal education.

Horseback riding is prevalent in the area near Lake Cypress Springs. Individuals and families enjoy riding through nature trails. And, some locations offer riding lessons and children’s activities.


Shopping & Dining at Lake Cypress Springs

Shopping near Lake Cypress Springs offers new opportunities. Browse clothing shops, body care businesses, jewelry stores, floral shops, malls, and personal shopping establishments.

Browse through antique stores with an assortment of unique items. Shop antiques at Beauweevil Antiques, Gifts & More, Red Barn Antiques & More, or visit Winnsboro Main Street Antiques. Also, don't miss out on viewing additional antiques at Northeast Texas Antiques & Auctions.

Antique malls in the Mount Pleasant, Texas area include visiting The Market on Highway 67, And All Together Antiques. The House of Bargains also offers a nice selection of old-fashion goodness.

Visit the shopping malls at Morning Glory Mall and The Shoppes Main to Market in Winnsboro, Texas. Seek out unique gifts for family members or friends. Or, find personal items of need.

Near Lake Cypress Springs, you will enjoy shopping for flowers and plants at Winnsboro Floral as well as Hornbuckle Flowers. In Mount Vernon, you will find Glammiez Boutique and Floral Shop offers the beauty of floral gift-giving.

After a long day of shopping, take some time to stop at one of the most popular Lake Cypress Springs eating establishments. Enjoy fresh pizza made from scratch at Milano’s Pizza, voted the BEST fast food in Franklin County. Or, stop by Parker’s Pizza where you will be transformed by eating one slice of pizza at a time.

Looking for a nice dining experience while visiting Lake Cypress Springs? Then, you won’t want to miss eating at The Marina at Lake Cypress Springs. The marina offers weekly food specials and their menu includes appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, sides, and a children's menu.

Another nice dining location is The Springs Restaurant which is part of the Mount Pleasant Country Club. The establishment offers small plates, salads, pasta, seafood, as well as signature dishes.

In Winnsboro, Texas near Lake Cypress Springs, you will find a number of unique eating establishments. Enjoy the beauty of art and a hot expresso at the Art & Expresso. Enjoy a slice of pie at Ganny's Pie Shop or Gina's Creative Cakes & Pies. 

Delight in delicious catfish plates or burgers at the McCurdy's Catfish & Burgers Restaurant. Or, if you desire to eat Mexican food while in the area, be sure to check out Peraltas Mexican Restaurant. For those hungry to visit a nearby cafe, take some time to stop in at Richie's Grill & Cafe.


Health & Beauty at Lake Cypress Springs

A number of health & beauty businesses are located near Lake Cypress Springs. In Winnsboro, Texas, you will enjoy booking an appointment with Copper Leaf Spa & Salon or Dana's Salon & Spa. 

Get a new haircut or style at the Salon Elegance Hair Studio. Or, get a nice massage from Hair Designs by Jim & Massage.  In Mount Vernon, Texas you will enjoy visiting Just Teasin' Salon, Sheer's Gifts & Salon, and Style & Grace Spa & Salon for your pampering services.


Enjoying the Game of Golf at Lake Cypress Springs

A number of golf courses are located near Lake Cypress Springs. Although they are not directly on the lake, they are definitely places to check out during your visit to the lake area.

The Mount Pleasant Country Club offers eighteen holes of play to members on Mondays. And, others can play on Tuesdays through Sundays. The club offers a pro shop, other sports opportunities, as well as tournaments.

While in the area, tee up at Princedale Golf Course located in Pittsburg, Texas. The location is semi-private with a traditional nine-hole course layout. The establishment offers a driving range, pro house, and rentals. 

Finish up your golfing journey at Shadow Lakes Golf Course located in Mount Pleasant, Texas. The nine-hole course is open to the public during normal operations.


Complete Guide to Visiting Lake Cypress Springs Year-Round

Lake Cypress Springs is a delightful place to spend time every season of the year - Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter. There are plenty of options available for shopping, dining, enjoying entertainment, historical locations to visit, and sports to enjoy. Visit our site regularly for new additions in things to do, places to see, eateries to try, and services to use.

Visiting Lake Cypress Springs offers proper fishing opportunities, water sporting outlets, nature & wildlife enjoyment, and a variety of places to camp. Rental options are available for the weekend, week, and longer terms. Browse through our options to rent beautiful cabins, spacious homes, comfy bungalows, and more.

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