Lake Palestine Access: The Best Places to Go to Enjoy the Lake




Is Lake Palestine Open?

Yes, Lake Palestine is open. Lake Palestine and its parks and privately owned businesses are open year round near Tyler, Texas, in the Piney Woods of East Texas of off SH 155, and the result of a dam on the Neches River owned and operated by the Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority.


Is Lake Palestine Free?

Yes, there is plenty of free access to Lake Palestine. The following public boat ramps do not charge a fee. There are no picnic and swimming beaches, or campsites at these boat ramps. Other Texas Parks and Wildlife Department parks and privately owned parks charge different fees for various services and amenities.


Free Lake Palestine Boat Ramps

Explore our comprehensive map of boat ramps on Lake Palestine for more detail and locations. 

Kickapoo Public Ramp

The Kickapoo Public Ramp offers parking and courtesy docks with no fee required. The best way to get to this boat ramp is from Chandler, Texas, on FM 315/Broad Street south. Follow FM 315 across the first bridge over Lake Palestine, and the ramp is on the south at the end of the first bridge. If you are coming from the east or the west, take SH 31 into Chandler, then follow FM 315 south. It is located on the western shores of the northwestern arm of Lake Palestine. This ramp has parking for 50 vehicles and bank fishing access with no fee required.

Flat Creek Public Boat Ramp

The best way to get to this ramp from the east or west is to take SH 31 to Chandler to FM 315/Broad Street south. Follow FM 315 to the second bridge over Lake Palestine and this ramp is on the east at the end of the second bridge on the Flat Creek arm of Lake Palestine. It is located on the southwestern side of the northwestern arm of Lake Palestine. There is parking for 40 vehicles, and it offers bank fishing access, and there is no fee required.

Saline Bay Public Boat Ramp

The best way to get to this boat ramp on Lake Palestine is to take SH 155 south from Tyler to CR (County Road) 189 west and go 1/2 mile to parking lot on the right. It is located on the northern shores of Saline Bay on Lake Palestine. The Saline Bay boat ramp has a two-lane ramp that accommodates boats of all sizes, parking, and courtesy docks with no fee required.

Deep End Public Boat Ramp

The best way to get to this boat ramp from Tyler, Texas, is to take Texas 155 south to Frankston, Texas, and go east on US 175 to FM 1892 north, and follow this road to the ramp at west end of dam. It is located on the very southern tip of Lake Palestine about four miles east of Frankston, Texas. The Deep End Public Boat Ramp has a two-lane ramp that accommodates boats of all sizes, parking, and courtesy docks with no fee required.

Cherokee Landing Public Boat Launch for Small Boats

The best way to get to this boat ramp from Tyler, Texas is to take SH 155 south 10 miles to FM 344 to FM 346 across the bridge over Chimney Creek Cove to FM 3504 west and follow it to the far end of the bridge. This ramp is on the far southeastern side of Lake Palestine, on the southern shores of Chimney Creek Cove on Lake Palestine. This ramp accommodates small boats with parking for 15 vehicles and no fee is required. There are no other amenities.

Chimney Creek

The best way to get to this boat launch from Tyler, Texas is to take SH 155 south 10 miles to FM 344 to Teasleville, Texas, to FM 346 across the bridge over Chimney Creek Cove, and take the road to the right at the far end of the bridge. Cherokee Landing is 75 yards on the right. It is located on the southern tip of Lake Palestine about five miles from Frankston, Texas. This is a launching area for canoes, kayaks, and small boats, which you must portage. There is no parking, and no fee is required.


Lake Palestine Parks and Campgrounds with Fees

Westberry Landing and RV Park

The best way to get to this RV park and boat ramp from Tyler, Texas, is to take Texas 31 west to FM 2661 south. Go about four miles and look for sign on west side of road and take FM 1110 west. It is located on the southern shore of the eastern Neches River arm of Lake Palestine. This boat ramp accommodates boats of all sizes with parking for 15 vehicles and a $5 fee. The Westberry Landing and RV Park also offers tent and RV sites.

Villages Marina

The best way to get to the Villages Marina is to take SH 155 south from Tyler, Texas, to FM 1261 west all the way to the marina. It is located on the northeastern shores of Lake Palestine. The Villages Marina is privately operated and offers boat and stall rentals, a bait and tackle shop, a grill, fishing licenses, a fish cleaning station, a fueling station, 24-hour security, and a marina shop. Its boat ramp charges a $3 fee and accommodates boats of all sizes with parking available for 200 vehicles. Tent and RV sites have different rates with picnic areas.

Flat Creek Marina and RV Camping

The best way to get to this marina is from Chandler, Texas, on FM 315/Broad Street south. Follow FM 315 across the first bridge over Lake Palestine to FM 4213 south until it turns into Twin Oaks Drive and follow that road to the marina. It is located on the southeastern shores of the eastern Flat Creek arm of Lake Palestine. Its boat ramp accommodates all boat types for a $2 launch fee with parking space for 75 vehicles. This is a privately operated marina.

It offers 50 RV sites with some on the water where you can pull a boat right up to your campsite. This marina offers a store with live bait and tackle, covered and uncovered boat slips, campsites with full hook-ups where you can tie up your boat and swim at your site with picnic tables, golf cart rentals, a BBQ restaurant that will deliver food to you campsites, and showers and laundry facilities.

Lake Palestine Marina

The best way to get to this marina is from Tyler, Texas on 155 south to FM 344 south across the bridge to 1155/Lakeside Drive west, and take the first right and follow that road to the marina at the south end of the bridge. It is located on the southern shores of the eastern arm of Saline Bay on about in the middle of the eastern shores of Lake Palestine. This marina offers a two-lane concrete ramp with parking for 50 vehicles for a $5 fee. This marina offers covered boat slips, sailboat slips, bathrooms, a fuel station, and storage lockers.

Lakeside Getaway Motel

From Tyler, take Texas 155 south, and cross first bridge over Lake Palestine and turn left at caution light on CR 1170 and follow it to the motel. It is located about in the middle of the northwestern shores of Saline Bay of Lake Palestine. The Lakeside Palestine Getaway Motel is privately owned and offers a boat ramp with a $3 launch fee and a fishing pier, or the boat ramp is free to motel guests. This motel offers facilities for family reunions and other gatherings with several docks and a large pavilion right on the water.

Camper's Cove

The best way to get here is from Tyler, Texas, 155 south to Malibu Drive west and follow it to the campground. Its boat ramp accommodates boats of all sizes for a $2 fee, with parking for 30 vehicles. Camper’s Cove is on the north side of Saline Bay, in the middle of the east side of Lake Palestine. It is privately owned and offers full RV hookups, courtesy docks, live bait, cleaning and weigh stations, camping, picnic areas, and restrooms.

Kilo Landing

The best way to get to Kilo Landing is to take SH 155 from Tyler, Texas, and go across the first bridge. This boat ramp is about ¼ mile to Coffee City Park on the west after you cross the bridge. It is located in the middle of the western shores of Lake Palestine 3½ miles north of Highsaw Cove/Ledbetter Bay. It has one boat ramp for a $3 fee with parking for 40 vehicles. It offers camping, picnic areas, restrooms, live bait, boat gas, courtesy docks, and is ADA accessible.

Lake Palestine Motor Inn

The best way to get to Lake Palestine Motor Inn is to take SH 155 from Tyler, Texas, and go across the first bridge over Lake Palestine and look for Diamond Bay Drive on the east. Lake Palestine Motor Inn is on the east of Diamond Bay Drive. It has a two-lane boat ramp with parking for 30 vehicles at a $2 fee for the public and is free for guests.

Lake Palestine Resort

The best way to get to the Lake Palestine Resort is from Tyler, Texas, on 155 south across the third bridge over Lake Palestine on Highsaw Cove/Ledbetter Bay to Boles Road west to Ruby Lane north into the resort. It offers RV sites with full hookups and easy pull-throughs with full services and is big rig friendly. Other amenities include cabins, wireless internet access, a convenience store, a restaurant and grill, a banquet hall, a game room, open-air pavilions, a marina, and paddleboat rentals.

Big Steve's RV Park Boat Ramp

The best way to get to this park is from Tyler, Texas, on 155 south to FM 2215 west to 4117 south into the park. It is located on the northeastern tip of the Cobb Inlet on the far southwestern shores of Lake Palestine. It offers RV and park model sites with monthly sites that include water, sewer, Wi-Fi access, and metered electricity on level shaded sites with paved and gravel roads, plus bank fishing access along with a private boat ramp and laundry facilities.

JB's RV Resort

The best way to get to this resort is to take SH 315 south from Tyler, Texas, across the first bridge to just north of the bridge on Flat Bay on the western shores of Lake Palestine. Just south of FM 3124 on FM 315, look to the west for this resort. This resort offers 60 full hook-up campsites on 20 acres. Amenities include 50, 30, and 20 amp service, free Wi-Fi, 4 fishing/swimming piers, city water, sewer and septic, laundry facilities, a community center, and additional parking.


Lake Palestine Swim Areas

The woods grow right down to Lake Palestine’s shoreline. Lake Palestine has no designated swim beaches. The parks and campgrounds have swimming areas without amenities except for picnic areas.




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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 12)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Crappie are excellent on jigs in 25-35 feet of water. Fish are suspended in 16-24 feet of water. Report by Mark Standrige, Three Nails Guide Service.

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