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Holly-Lake is the name of a private lake and gated community located in the Piney Woods of northeast Texas. It's about two hours east of Dallas off Interstate 20. The community of Holly Lake is set among 3,000 acres of lush pines and contains over 1800 homes. Established in 1971, the resort community hosts more than 20,000 guests each year with 1,550 families living on the development full-time. Holly Lake was originally developed as a place for sportsmen. Holly Creek was dammed to make the lake and cabins were erected. In 1964 it was sold to a prominent oil producer who built a spacious guest house on the lake for his family and friends. Additional land was purchased and a cattle ranch started named "Holly Lake Ranch." A few years later, the land was again sold and gradually became the fine resort community it is today. Holly Lake Ranch includes over 40 clubs and organizations, two restaurants, an 18-hole PGA golf course, 2 putt-putt golf courses, 6 tennis courts (4 lighted), 2 basketball courts, 3 swimming pools and a 210-acre lake. In addition, there are four smaller lakes, several fishing piers, and five parks with picnicking facilities. Holly Lake Ranch is accessible only to property owners and their guests and there is 24-hour security. Holly Lake is about 100 miles east of Dallas and 98 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana. Nearby attractions include Tyler State Park, which offers a 64-acre lake, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, and camping.

Surrounding areas: Holly Lake Ranch, Texas (4.6 mi), Gilmer, Texas (15.3 mi), Mineola, Texas (16.9 mi), Hide-a-way Lake, Texas (21.7 mi), Pittsburg, Texas (23.5 mi), Lake Fork Reservoir, Texas (25.5 mi), Tyler, Texas (26.1 mi)

Holly Lake Vacation Rentals




Holly Lake Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn3501 S Main StLindale, TX20.4 mi.(903) 882-8884
Hampton Inn3505 Main StLindale, TX20.4 mi.(903) 882-1002
Best Western Gladewater1009 East BroadwayGladewater, TX20.5 mi.(903) 845-8003
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3247 W Gentry PkwyTyler, TX24.7 mi.(903) 533-0214
Town House Motel2420 E Gentry PkwyTyler, TX25.5 mi.(903) 593-5873
Days Inn Tyler2631 WNW Loop 323Tyler, TX26.2 mi.(903) 595-5200
Fairfield Inn By Marriott1945 W SW Loop 323Tyler, TX26.2 mi.(903) 561-2535
La Quinta Inn #457 Tyler1601 W SW Loop 323Tyler, TX26.2 mi.(903) 561-2223
Motel 6 #0165 Tyler3236 Brady Gentry PkwyTyler, TX26.2 mi.(903) 595-6691
Rodeway Inn2739 WNW Loop 323Tyler, TX26.2 mi.(903) 531-9513
Strafford House Inn Tyler2600 WNW Loop 323Tyler, TX26.2 mi.(903) 597-2756
Wingate Inn2421 East S East Loop 323Tyler, TX26.2 mi.(903) 566-0600
Wingate Inn2421 Ese Loop 323Tyler, TX26.2 mi.(903) 566-0600
Ramada Inn3310 Troup HwyTyler, TX28.5 mi.(903) 593-3600
Residence Inn By Marriott3303 Troup HwyTyler, TX28.5 mi.(903) 595-5188
Wingate Inn-longview431 Ne Loop 281Longview, TX29.0 mi.(903) 663-3196
Holiday Inn Express & Suites300 Tuttle CirLongview, TX29.2 mi.(903) 663-6464
 
Bed & Breakfast
Carson House Inn & Grill302 Mt Pleasant StPittsburg, TX23.5 mi.(903) 856-2468

Holly Lake Weather & Climate

The Northeast Texas Piney Woods region lies in a humid subtropical climate zone. This region in eastern Texas receives more rainfall than any other region in the state - more than 60 inches annually. While coastal sections see the most cloudy days statewide, northern sections see the most sunny days. This area is prone to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, generally in the springtime. The heat of summer is intensified by high humidity. During winter and spring along the immediate coast, temperatures are kept cool by relatively cool Gulf waters. In late winter and early spring, dense fog, called advection fog, can form when warm air moves over the cool shelf waters. The region is also vulnerable to hurricanes, although plenty of warning is generally given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 31°F 3.51 in. -
February 60°F 35°F 3.58 in. -
March 68°F 42°F 4.38 in. -
April 75°F 49°F 4.12 in. -
May 82°F 59°F 4.41 in. -
June 89°F 66°F 4.13 in. -
July 93°F 70°F 3.04 in. -
August 93°F 68°F 2.50 in. -
September 87°F 62°F 3.84 in. -
October 77°F 50°F 4.47 in. -
November 66°F 41°F 4.75 in. -
December 57°F 33°F 4.35 in. -

Holly Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tyler Pounds Regional airport (TYR) located about 27 miles southwest of Holly Lake in Tyler, Texas, the East Texas Regional airport (GGG) located approximately 37 miles southeast of Holly Lake in Longview, Texas, the Majors airport (GVT) located roughly 55 miles northwest of Holly Lake in Greenville, Texas, and finally Cox Field (PRX) located around 64 miles north of Holly Lake in Paris, Texas.

Holly Lake Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Hamel's ParkShreveportLA85.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Water TownShreveportLA85.8 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX110.5 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Ambassador Hills Golf ClubBig SandyTX11.6 mi.
Mineola Country ClubMineolaTX16.5 mi.
Cypress Creek Country ClubScrogginsTX17.3 mi.
El Dorado Golf ClubHumbleTX21.9 mi.
Tour 18 HoustonHumbleTX21.9 mi.
Princedale Country ClubPittsburgTX23.4 mi.
Links At Lands EndYantisTX25.6 mi.
Bellwood Golf CourseTylerTX26.2 mi.
Briarwood Golf ClubTylerTX26.2 mi.
Pine Springs Golf CourseTylerTX26.2 mi.
Longview Country ClubLongviewTX26.4 mi.
 
State Parks
Tyler State ParkTX18.0 mi. 
Lake Bob Sandlin State ParkTX24.4 mi. 
Daingerfield State ParkTX35.6 mi. 
 
Museums
Longview Museum of Fine ArtsLongviewTX31.1 mi.(Art)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Caldwell ZooTylerTX26.2 mi.
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX92.7 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX92.7 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX92.7 mi.
Ellen Trout ZooLufkinTX99.6 mi.


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