Learn about opportunities the lake will offer.


Our region holds a wide variety of fossils and artifacts. Get digging at the fossil park east of FM 2990.


Sign up for regular eNews updates.


Lake Ralph Hall will provide water for North Texas and offer a host of economic and recreational benefits.

Lake Ralph Hall – Water for the People

Lake Ralph Hall will be one of Texas’ newest lakes and is under construction on the North Sulphur River in Southeast Fannin County. Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) is building the lake to provide crucial water for an area whose population is projected to increase nearly five-fold in the next 50 years. Once finished, Lake Ralph Hall will also provide a host of recreational opportunities and environmental benefits. Construction began in June 2021, with plans to deliver water by 2026.

Click the icons in the graphic below for more details on each part of the lake project:

A lot happened last year at Lake Ralph Hall: The dam and spillway outlines are now visible, and construction began on major pieces (pump station, pipeline, etc.) to deliver lake water to homes/businesses across North Texas. Take a look at our overview of 2023 accomplishments.


Recent News StorySeptember 23, 2023

LADONIA, Texas — Ed Motley stands in the middle of a large field, about an hour and a half northeast of Dallas, and looks on as heavy machinery pours concrete and workers build up the dirt embankments of the 16,000-acre construction site. If you’ve ever wondered what it looks like to build a lake, he says this is just a glimpse.

Recent News StoryAugust 29, 2023

Texans need water to drink, to bathe, to wash their clothes and, yes, to fill their pools. Accordingly, water utilities are working to finish two big Northeast Texas lake projects: Bois d’ Arc Lake and Lake Ralph Hall. The Bois d’ Arc...

Recent News StoryJuly 27, 2023

Fannin County, Texas -- The first pioneer settlers arrived in what is now Bonham, Texas in 1836 and today's residents are justifiably proud to live in one of the first towns established by Anglo settlers in...

Recent News StoryJuly 8, 2023

By Brad Keller. The elevated bridges over the future Lake Ralph Hall are scheduled to officially open for traffic this week. The lake itself won’t be visible for a few more years. Big changes are also expected at the same time along State Highway 34 in Fannin County. Read full article.

Facebook Feed