Callender Lake – The Best Kept Secret in East Texas!

Callender Lake is one of the best kept secrets of East Texas. It is approximately 20 minutes from Athens on the southwest, 45 minutes from Tyler on the East and it is almost centrally located between Shreveport, Louisiana on the East and the DFW Metroplex on the West.

The lake is about one and one-half hours from the DFW Metroplex and approximately two hours from Shreveport. Other nearby towns are Murchison on the south, Edom on the east and Ben Wheeler on the north.

Two gated communities, Callender Lake and Hickory Hills, surround this private 365 acre lake. This website is maintained by the Callender Lake Property Owners Improvement Association, and provides information about our community on the East side of the lake.

Current Events & Notices


The October edition of Lake Lines is here.

2016 Callender Lake Fisheries Survey Report

You can view and/or download it here

October 22nd Donuts & Coffee

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. At the Community Center

November 5th ReSale Shop Open

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

November 10th Van Zandt Precinct 4 Watch Program

7:00 p.m. Meeting at the Community Center

November 12th Board Meeting

1:00 pm. At the Community Center.

  • Callender Lake Community Center Office

  • Mother deer and fawn courtesy of Katie Harwood

  • Sunrise 04/09/15 - Jan Liedtke

    Callender Lake Sunrise (Jan Liedtke)

  • Double Rainbow at Callender Lake (Tilla Strickland)

  • Callender Lake Library

    Callender Lake Library

  • Stormy Sunset at Callender Lake (Larry Giles)

  • Sunrise at Callender Lake

    Sunrise at Callender Lake (Cheryl Patrick)

  • Customers at the ReSale Shop

    Customers at the ReSale Shop

  • View from the Boat Launch

  • Fall Beauty by Dick Folkerth

  • Clean Up Morning - Community Entrance Beautification
  • Community Center Meeting & Event Space

  • View from the Playground

  • Children’s Fishing Pier

  • Winter Storm by Dick Folkerth

Callender Lake Property Owners Improvement Association
127 Long Shadow Drive | Murchison, TX 75778
Phone:  (903) 469-3080 | Fax:  (903) 469-3831