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#11796020 - 08/25/16 09:10 AM Travel question to Lake Fork
Wirebender Offline
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Registered: 07/29/02
Posts: 697
Loc: San Angelo
Leaving from Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine this weekend traveling to Lake Fork, Emory Best Western. Mapquest suggests taking Hwy 276 out of Rockwall I-30. Never been on 276....lots of lights??? Your suggestion? Thanks.

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#11796031 - 08/25/16 09:17 AM Re: Travel question to Lake Fork [Re: Wirebender]
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Registered: 08/20/02
Posts: 1362
Loc: Lake Vilbig, Irving, TX
I take that way 9 out of 10 times...I like going across the Tawak for some reason and the drive is 1.5 hours from Irving every time.
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#11796034 - 08/25/16 09:18 AM Re: Travel question to Lake Fork [Re: Wirebender]
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Best way to go in my opinion. There are a few lights heading out of Rockwall and in Quinlan but road for the most part is in good shape.

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#11796038 - 08/25/16 09:19 AM Re: Travel question to Lake Fork [Re: Wirebender]
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Some lights around Rockwall and Lake Tawakoni. The road sux though and there are a few speed traps. From Dallas, I just stay on I-30 to Greenville exit HWY 69 S and you're 30 miles from Emory. Best Western is on your right just before HWY 515.
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#11796047 - 08/25/16 09:22 AM Re: Travel question to Lake Fork [Re: fouzman]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
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Loc: Allen, TX
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Some lights around Rockwall and Lake Tawakoni. The road sux though and there are a few speed traps. From Dallas, I just stay on I-30 to Greenville exit HWY 69 S and you're 30 miles from Emory. Best Western is on your right just before HWY 515.


This is the way I would go.

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#11796063 - 08/25/16 09:28 AM Re: Travel question to Lake Fork [Re: fouzman]
Ranger1 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 5707
Loc: Allen, Texas
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Some lights around Rockwall and Lake Tawakoni. The road sux though and there are a few speed traps. From Dallas, I just stay on I-30 to Greenville exit HWY 69 S and you're 30 miles from Emory. Best Western is on your right just before HWY 515.


Isn't it one block South of HWY 515? Not before. Doesn't matter you can see BW from the light at 515 and 69
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#11796089 - 08/25/16 09:37 AM Re: Travel question to Lake Fork [Re: Wirebender]
Greg Z Offline
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Registered: 11/06/04
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Loc: Rockwall
The Best Western is at the intersection of 515 and 69.
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#11796101 - 08/25/16 09:39 AM Re: Travel question to Lake Fork [Re: Wirebender]
Rodney2100 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 3028
Loc: Flower Mound
It depends on the time of day. Early Saturday morning until around 8:30 AM 276 will be just fine. If you go on Friday night or after 8:30 Saturday morning from Grapevine - take 635 to 30. Then take 30 to 69 in Greenville. That will take you straight to the Best Western. The speed limit on 30 once you get outside of Rockwall will be 70 and 75. It is an easy drive.

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#11796395 - 08/25/16 12:08 PM Re: Travel question to Lake Fork [Re: Allen Bass Fisher]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
Originally Posted By: Allen Bass Fisher
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Some lights around Rockwall and Lake Tawakoni. The road sux though and there are a few speed traps. From Dallas, I just stay on I-30 to Greenville exit HWY 69 S and you're 30 miles from Emory. Best Western is on your right just before HWY 515.


This is the way I would go.




This is the best,..!! fish Remember to watch for school zones on 69, across the street from Brookshires.


Edited by JIM SR. (08/25/16 12:09 PM)

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#11796458 - 08/25/16 12:39 PM Re: Travel question to Lake Fork [Re: JIM SR.]
RedSkeeter Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 13993
Loc: TEXAS
LEO's are bad from Quinlan to far East Twok on 276.. I quit going that way long time ago, with Emory selling beer, and Point a package store. Old 276 Twok has all but dried up..
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#11796609 - 08/25/16 02:12 PM Re: Travel question to Lake Fork [Re: Wirebender]
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 1724
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Wirebender
Leaving from Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine this weekend traveling to Lake Fork, Emory Best Western. Mapquest suggests taking Hwy 276 out of Rockwall I-30. Never been on 276....lots of lights??? Your suggestion? Thanks.


Hardest part of your trip is getting to Rockwall, after that it's pick and choose. I30 to 69 is the longest but faster. 276 out of Rockwall is shorter but slower. Saturday morning early is better than Friday evening in my opinion. Lots of people work in Dallas and live east all the way to Sulphur Springs and they be in a hurry to get home.
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