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Lake Grapevine

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Lake Grapevine Information

Located adjacent to Grapevine, Texas. Lake Grapevine is approximately 20 minutes northwest of Dallas. The cities of Southlake and Trophy Club and Flower Mound are situated to the south, west and north of the lake. The 7,280 acre lake with 61 miles of shoreline is a popular recreation destination in the north Texas area. The Lake provides water to Grapevine, Dallas, and the Dallas County Park Cities (DCPC) which provides water to various communities in Dallas County.

On March 2, 1945, the U.S. Congress approved the River & Harbors Act of 1945 which, among many projects, provided for the construction of Benbrook Lake, Grapevine Lake, Lavon Lake and Ray Roberts Lake, as well as modifications to the existing Garza Dam for the construction of Lewisville Lake.

In January 1948 the Grapevine Dam and Reservoir project was initiated to provide flood control, a new water source and recreation to the area. The Army Corps of Engineers obtained approximately 15,700 acres and placed easements on another 2,200 acres along Denton Creek, a tributary of the Elm Fork of the Trinity river. The rolled earth-fill dam, spanning 12,850 feet and a height of 137 feet was completed in June of 1952.

Numerous parks surround the lake with some maintained by the local community and others by the Army Corp of Engineer (USACE). The area contains 30 miles of natural surface trails including nature, biking and equestrian trails. The USACE maintains the nine mile Northshore trail, the three mile Rocky Point trail, the five mile Crosstimbers horse trail, and the four mile Knob Hill trail.

The City of Grapevine maintains several parks around the lake including Oak Grove Park, Lakeview Park and Meadowmere park.

On the north shores of the lake, Murrell park offers primitive camping, camping sites and trailer / RV camping. The Vineyards campground, managed by the city of Grapevine, offers site camping, RV parking, and cabins.

There are three marinas located on the lake, all operated by Marinas International. The marinas support an active boating community on the lake; combined, the three marinas have approximately 1,400 slips. Ten boat ramps provide access to the lake, maintained by the Corps of Engineers, Grapevine, Trophy Club and the ramp at Silver Lake Marina.

The lake is offers fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, white crappie, channel catfish, and alligator gar. With a permit and in season, public hunting is allowed in the Trophy Club Park area located at the north-west end of the lake. Waterfowl and small game hunting, as well as bow hunting of feral hogs and deer is permitted. Hunting licenses are obtained from the state of Texas and an additional permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers required.

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Lake Grapevine Weather Forecast



Hi: 56

Saturday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 36


Partly Sunny

Hi: 58

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 36

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 64

Monday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 48


Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 56

Tuesday Night

Chance Rain

Lo: 42

Lake Grapevine Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 1/16: 535.12 (+0.12)

Lake Grapevine Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 13)

SLOW. Water lightly stained; 52 degrees; 0.27 high. Largemouth bass are slow on shad like crankbaits, drop shots, grubs, and jerk baits near brush piles, deep points, and steep rocky shorelines. White bass are slow in 20-35’ with slabs and white or chartreuse swim baits near main lake humps, flats, and drop-offs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs in marinas and near submerged structure. Catfish are slow on punch bait and cut bait.