Lake Palestine

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Lake Palestine
Lake Palestine boat launch August 2011.jpg
A public boat launch at Lake Palestine left dry due to drought (Summer 2011)
Location Texas, United States
Coordinates 32°11′05″N 95°28′49″W / 32.184647°N 95.480289°W / 32.184647; -95.480289Coordinates: 32°11′05″N 95°28′49″W / 32.184647°N 95.480289°W / 32.184647; -95.480289
Primary inflows Neches River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 18 mi (29 km)
Surface area 25,560 acres (103.4 km2)
Average depth 16 ft (4.9 m)
Max. depth 58 ft (18 m)
Shore length1 135 mi (217 km)
Surface elevation 345 ft (105 m):[1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Palestine is a freshwater lake in northeast Texas. It was created by the construction of the Blackburn Crossing dam on the Neches River in 1962.[2]

A large section of dry lake-bed, located near the lake's northwestern-most section during Summer 2011 drought conditions.


The lake offers an array of freshwater fish species including bass, crappie and catfish.


  1. ^ "Welcome to Lake Palestine Texas". Lake Palestine Texas. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Lake Palestine Information". Lake Palestine. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 

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