Lake Palestine Trails

Lake Palestine sits in the Piney Woods of East Texas surrounded by Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, and Smith Counties. Lake Palestine covers 25,560 acres, has 135 miles of shoreline, and a maximum depth of 50 feet with an average depth of 16 feet.

The Lake Palestine region is out in the country between Athens, Texas, on its northwest, and Tyler, Texas, on its northeast, and lies in a rural setting with little commerce. There are a few places to eat, a few campgrounds, and lodging. Fishing and watersports are popular at Lake Palestine. 

Lake Palestine Hiking Trails

There are no hiking trails at Lake Palestine. A heavily forested terrain surrounds Lake Palestine. The Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority owns and operates Lake Palestine, and it has not forged or let another entity forge hiking trails as of now. If you can cut through the forests surrounding Lake Palestine on foot, that is about all this lake offers for hiking activities.

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Lake Palestine Weather Forecast


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 68

Tuesday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 63


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 80

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 66


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Hi: 80

Thursday Night

Thunderstorms Likely

Lo: 65



Hi: 75

Friday Night


Lo: 50

Lake Palestine Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 3/21: 345.51 (+0.51)

Lake Palestine

Fishing Report from TPWD (Mar. 15)

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 63-69 degrees; 0.67 feet above pool. Bass are good with the best bite using a shimmy shaker and big eyed jigs in shallow waters. Crappie are good shallow, on the timber and under the bridges on minnows and jigs. White bass are scattered but best on the points with crankbaits. Catfish are very good on baited holes in 20 feet, and under deeper boat houses on nightcrawlers. Report by Ricky Vandergriff, Ricky’s Guide Service.

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