Lake Palestine

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Lake Palestine
High water level Lake Palestine March 2015.JPG
A public boat launch located near the city of Chandler. High water levels are seen here (March 2015).
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.
A public boat launch at Lake Palestine left dry due to drought (Summer 2011).


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


The lake is primarily fed by waters from the Neches River and Kickapoo Creek.


  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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