A Palestine Lake Guide for Travelers

Do you dream of getting away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life to someplace where you can unwind, like Palestine Lake? If so, then make your plans to escape to 25,600 acres of recreational relaxation nestled in the pines of east Texas. Whether your passion is fishing, boating, water-skiing or simply enjoying the great outdoors, Lake Palestine has a little something for everyone.

Bass/Cat Open Fish Tournament
Lake Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1002
Frankston, Texas 75763
(903) 876-5310

One of the obvious attractions of Palestine Lake is the fishing. The local chamber of commerce holds a monthly fishing tournament every first Saturday. Considered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as one of the best locations for White and Hybrid Striped Bass, there are also ample opportunities to catch both Channel and Blue Catfish. For trophy seekers, the lake has a lot of Flathead Catfish lurking in the depths and waiting to be hooked by the intrepid angler. And, of course, the bass will test every fisherman's ability to land a big one. The tournament is a fun way to spend a Saturday during your stay at a Palestine Bed and Breakfast.

East Texas Fishing Guide Service
3030 Jennifer Avenue
Denison, Texas 75020
(903) 271-4683

If you're more of a casual fisherman rather than a competitor but are still looking to hook a beauty while on the water, the East Texas Fishing Guide Service might be just what you need. This licensed service will not only take you to the best spots for bass and catfish but will also help you fish for crappie if you visit the lake between October and June. The service provides the boat, bait and tackle for your trip. In addition, your guide will clean and bag your catch for you. And just in case all you catch during your time out on the lake are some of the sun's rays, the service will give you a certificate for a free fishing trip during this vacation or during your next stay at a Palestine inn.

Lake Palestine Resort
8900 Ruby Lane
Frankston, Texas 75763
(903) 876-2253

Perhaps you prefer to leave all the fishing to someone else and instead spend a leisurely day just enjoying the other attractions Palestine Lake has to offer. The Lake Palestine Marina and Dock is a full-service marina that seeks to provide almost everything a lake lover could desire. If you decide to bring your boat along for your vacation, the marina has covered boat slips that extend to 26 feet. They also have the only floating gasoline service dock on the southwest side of the lake. If you would rather get some exercise while enjoying the lake's scenery, the resort rents out pedal boats, canoes and kayaks. Water-skiers can revel in the challenge of speeding across the lake, while swimmers can take a safe and stress-free dip in a special roped-off area reserved just for them. There's even a shady beach to spread your towel out on to work on that perfect tan. Finally, after a fun day on the water, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of shrimp or catfish at the resort's Lake Palestine Grill.