The Lake Fork Dam and Reservoir Project is located on Lake Fork Creek, a major tributary of the Sabine River, about 70 miles east of Dallas, Texas, and 5 miles west of Quitman, Texas. At the Reservoir's conservation pool level of 403 feet mean sea level (m.s.l.), the storage capacity is 675,819 acre-feet with a minimum firm yield of 168.4 million gallons per day. The Reservoir, owned and operated by the SRA-TX, inundates land in Wood, Rains, and Hopkins Counties, and was constructed primarily to provide water for municipal and industrial uses.
Lake Fork is managed by the Lake Fork Division office near Quitman, Texas.