Lake Grapevine: Beaches & Swimming

With a prime location between the fast-growing areas of Flower Mound, Coppell, Grapevine and Southlake, in addition to Roanoke and Trophy Club to the west, Lake Grapevine is a refreshing oasis in the suburbs of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. When that Texas summer heat hits it’s prime, there’s nothing like taking a refreshing dip in the local lake to cool off with the kids, or set up for a nice afternoon at the lake.

Can you swim at Lake Grapevine?

Yes, you can swim at Lake Grapevine. Here are some great beaches and places to swim in and around Lake Grapevine.


Lake Grapevine Beaches on the South Shore

The south shore of Lake Grapevine offers the best and safest family-friendly swimming in the area. There are a couple of officially designated swim areas marked with buoys and free from fishing and boating.

Meadowmere Park is the most prominent officially designated swim area on the south shore of Lake Grapevine, featuring straight-forward access and a roped off swim area right on the main body of the lake.

Vineyard’s Campgrounds has a designated swim area, but is only available to campers. It’s a quieter, safer swimming experience being set back a little from the main body of the lake.

Katie’s Woods is not a designated swim area, but offers easy access to a cove that is sheltered from boat traffic, and a popular swimming spot.

Lakeview Park also has a lot of shoreline for swimming. Although there isn’t a designated swim area, it’s a great spot for day use, including playgrounds, pavilions for shade, lots of wide open grassy and beach areas.


Lake Grapevine Beaches on the North Shore

The north shore of Lake Grapevine has a wide variety of terrain, but fewer safe swimming options than the south shore. There are some great trails for hiking and mountain biking, along with some fun coves for kayaking, and scenic camping.

Rockledge Park is a common swimming spot, although access can be more difficult than many of the south shore spots, and thus not as family-friendly.

Murrell Park has very limited unofficial swimming access, but there are some shallow spots to take a dip in the lake.

Twin Coves Park has lots of dynamic shoreline, but is much better for fishing and kayaking than swimming. There technically is swimming access here and there, but it’s not the best swimming beach on the lake.


Water Parks on Lake Grapevine

The Gaylord Texan is located right on the lake, and features a beautiful 10 acre outdoor swimming area with a lazy river, outdoor pool, rocky grotto style whirlpool, and an indoor pool. The Gaylord also has Paradise Springs, it’s family-friendly outdoor water park style play structure, with plenty of cabanas and lounge areas around.

Great Wolf Lodge is family-focused, and has a sizable indoor waterpark for year-round enjoyment. There are several multi-story waterslides, play structures and splash areas. There really are features for all ages at this popular family waterpark.

The City of Grapevine has several options for water fun off the lake, including the indoor REC Aquatic Center that’s open year-round for swimming, along with Dove Waterpark and Pleasant Glade Pool that are open seasonally.

Roanoke is home to a Hawaiian Falls waterpark, which is a popular local summer spot to beat the Texas heat with slides, rides and play areas.

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Fishing Report from TPWD (May 18)

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.18 feet above. Fishing has slowed as most catches continue to be undersized. Start fishing early along shorelines as the shad spawn at first light. Fish will be actively feeding on the bait. In-line spinners will attract the attention of the fish. Report by Omar Cotter, Luck O’the Irish Fishing Guide Service.

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