Location: On Denton Creek, a tributary
of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Tarrant and Denton
Counties, just north of the City of Grapevine
Surface area: 6,684 acres
Maximum depth: 65 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 535 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 5-10 feet
Normal Clarity: Stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Army Corps of Engineers
110 Fairway Drive
Grapevine, Texas 76051
The lake generally lacks vegetation; however, some emergent plants can be found in the upper end
Predominant Fish Species
Free maps are available at the Corps office and in the parks. Commercial maps are available at retail stores.
This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake.
Largemouth bass are the most popular sport fish in the reservoir. The slot length limit is designed to encourage harvest of the smaller bass. White bass, white crappie and channel catfish are also popular with anglers.
The Twin Coves area has a large amount of flooded timber. Numerous areas of the lake have shoreline with large boulders. Boat houses in McPherson Slough attract fish.
Grapevine Lake has many dropoffs and underwater structure changes that hold largemouth bass. Rocky shorelines and boathouses are also good spots for largemouth bass. The water intake near the dam has an air injection area that attracts white bass. Twin Coves and the rocky shoreline around this area are good for catfish and crappie.