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Major Upgrades Planned for Lake Cypress Springs Marina-Popular Lake Destination Gets New Dallas Owners

Major Upgrades Planned for Lake Cypress Springs Marina-Popular Lake Destination Gets New Dallas Owners
  • PublishedDecember 9, 2020

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Dallasites Jennifer and Jason Craven have announced their recent acquisition of The Marina at Lake Cypress Springs. With a goal of re-imagining the popular lake destination, the Cravens are concepting a new model with countless updates for the marina, including a new name – Cypress Cove.  The Marina will be transitioning to the new name over the course of the coming year as progress on the development is completed.

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Jason Craven, an entrepreneur by nature, is the founder/owner of Southern Botanical, a landscaping, landscaping maintenance and certified tree care company. Founded in 1995, the company is now 25 years old and boasts an impressive list of clients – from grand estates to some of the most recognizable institutions in our city – including the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Klyde Warren Park, numerous corporate and college campuses around the metroplex and Southern Methodist University, and many private homes in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Jason Craven shares, “We want the marina to be a draw for the lake — a communal space where everyone wants to be year-round. We envision a newly constructed, family-oriented environment that has high standards for cleanliness, comfort and great finishes that inspire, with both indoor and outdoor social spaces, including a new pool area.”

Not only will Cypress Cove feature a full-service marina, the newly updated vision includes:

            –The Lodge at Cypress Cove, featuring 12 cabin rentals,

            –The Kitchen, a new lake-front restaurant on the property with food that is locally sourced, organic and healthy, offering in-house dining and take-out,

            –The Market, an easy grab-and-go concept with coffees, sandwiches, prepared meals, and daily offerings, and

            –The Dock, the marina’s dockside spot for fuel and more

The Cravens have already started Phase One of their plans, and have their sights set on beginning construction in early 2021. To aid in their efforts, the Cravens have enlisted Droese Raney Architecture to design the new restaurant and bar, and cabins, with branding partner, Banowetz + Company, Inc.

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The Cravens are also introducing a new concept to the marina – The Cypress Club, featuring various Membership Levels for Cypress Cove. Jason Craven goes on to say, “We want to provide a great experience for our guests – providing a vibrant restaurant and fuel on the lake are critical for that happen.  Having been a homeowner on the lake for 11 years, I’ve seen firsthand how the marina has struggled over the years due to seasonality. By offering memberships we can provide year-round stability with programing, entertainment, great food and more. We believe this will make the lake a more inviting destination for the local community and lake homeowners, as well as those that want to have the lake life experience, but haven’t had the opportunity.”

There are three membership levels, with varying pricing and benefits:  Owner Members (limited to 100 members, 89 remaining), General Membership (accepting 200 members; 100 are already sold), and Junior Memberships.

Jennifer Craven imparts, “There’s nothing that compares to our family’s time on Lake Cypress Springs. We’ve made so many memories and friends through the years, and I know our circle will only expand as we embark on this new chapter with Cypress Cove. It’s going to be really special.”

Lake Cypress Springs is a 3,461-acre reservoir located in Northeast, Texas, approximately 90 miles (140 km) east of Dallas. The lake is used for recreational, municipal, and industrial purposes, but is mostly known for its fishing, boating, and water sports. Lake Cypress Springs has 20 subdivisions and approximately 850 waterfront homes.

Cypress Cove is located at 4444 N FM 2723 in Mt. Vernon, Texas.  For more information on membership levels, please contact, or call 903-860-2198.

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