Visitors Guide for Lake Palestine in Texas
Lake Palestine is a popular lake for
fishing, boating, waterskiing and jet skiing. The lake has some nice, quiet coves
that provide protection from the wind.
Boating and fishing are the main
activities on Lake Palestine but there is also hunting available in the area. The
most common fish caught at Lake Palestine are large-mouth bass, white bass, hybrid-striped
bass, channel catfish,
blue catfish, flathead catfish, crappie and bream.
There are several Bass Tournaments on Lake Palestine each year which draw a lot of
Lake Palestine is located in the heart
of the east Texas forest trails about 20 miles from Tyler and 100 miles from Dallas/Ft.
Worth, Texas. There is limited access to the lake but there are enough public boat
ramps, parks and marinas for the boaters and fishermen.
Lake Palestine is approximately 18 miles
long with 135 miles of shoreline The lake has an average depth of around 16 feet
with the maximum depth being 58 feet. It has a surface area of 25,500 acres.
The dam is 5,270 feet long and 70 feet high above the streambed.
The climate in the Lake Palestine area
is temperate with an average rainfall of around 40 inches a year. This provides good
conditions for lots of wildlife and birds. The American Bald Eagle can occasionally
be spotted around the lake.
Local residents enjoy the country
atmosphere along with the nature and wildlife, and it is only a short drive to the city
for their shopping and other needs. Golfing is good in the area and golfers can
enjoy their hobby almost year round.
There are several small towns around
Lake Palestine including: Cherokee Landing, Cuney, Frankston, Berryville, Coffee City,
Fincastle, Moore Station, Antioch, Evelyn, Chandler, Galilee, Noonday, and Pine Trail
Estates. Visitors to the area have fun shopping in the local towns for antiques,
gifts, clothing, jewelry and souvenirs. Several of the towns have historic
monuments, buildings and other things you may want to photograph.
A channel on Lake Palestine
Things to do in the area:
- Boating, waterskiing and jet skiing
- Fishing on the shore, in a boat or with a fishing
- Swimming, wading and sunbathing
- Golfing at the local golf courses
- Shopping and dining in the local towns
- Visiting museums and historic buildings and sites
- Hiking and biking along the lake
- Camping or renting a cabin at the lake
- Picnicking in the parks at the lake
- Birdwatching and wildlife photography
Five public boat launches provide access to Lake Palestine. Several
private marinas and campgrounds also offer boat ramps.
Looking for good places to eat around Lake Palestine?
|The Lake Palestine area and the local towns offer a
variety of food including Mexican, barbeque and good old fashioned home cooking.
The Country Kettle at the left is one of the popular places to
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