Grapevine Lake is located just north of the City of Grapevine on Denton Creek, which is a tributary of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Tarrant and Denton Counties. It provides more than 7,000 acres of natural spaces. The water of Grapevine Lake is of murky clarity and 65 feet deep at its deepest point. It fluctuates anywhere from 5 to 10 feet per year.
Major parks on Grapevine Lake are operated by the USACE. Most of these parks provide campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, and opportunities for shoreline fishing. There are many boat ramps on Grapevine Lake at Oak Grove Park, Murrell Park, Twin Coves RV Park, Silver Lake RV Park, Meadowmere Park, and Marshall Creek Park. All of these parks charge an entrance/boat ramp fee.
The predominant fish species of Grapevine Lake are largemouth bass, white bass, white crappie, and channel catfish. Statewide regulations apply to all of the sport fish in Grapevine Lake except for a 14 to 18 inch slot limit for the largemouth bass population of the lake. The limit is designed to improve growth of the bass and improve the quality of angler catch. The Twin Coves area of Grapevine Lake offers a large amount of flooded timber and numerous areas of the lake have shorelines with large boulders. Boat houses in McPherson Slough also attract fish.
To contact the Grapevine Lake office, call 817.481.4541. Maps are available at the USACE office and in the surrounding parks.