Lake Grapevine was created in the 50's when the U.S Army Corps of Engineers dammed Denton Creek to help prevent flood damage in the area. While serving this purpose it also provides an excellent area for various recreational activities. When the weather is good the local communities come out to enjoy the sun. There is plenty to do both on the water and around the lakeshore including boating, fishing, walking, camping, biking, hunting and more.
Things to Do
A total of 8,000 acres of recreational space make this a great place for a trip at any time of the year as though it can be popular in the summer it is rarely crowded. There is plenty to do too! On the lake you can water ski, wind surf, fish and boat. Look up rentals on the internet and you should soon find exactly what you are looking for. The majority of these services are found at the Silver Lake Marina and Scott's Landing Marina.
- The Lake offers some fantastic trails for walkers. In total there are nine miles of trails to be explored in the wilderness surrounding the Lake's pristine shoreline. Biking is equally well served making it a wonderful destination for health conscious visitors.
Lake Grapevine Insider Tips
- If you are visiting during the summer and intend to fish then try to find out the level of the water before you make your trip. Though it can be an ideal spot when the water is high reports from fishermen generally suggest it is not so great when the water is low.