Grapeland, Bennett Lake

Houston Area

Property Info

  • General Availability
    This site is available year round.
  • Membership Access
    Gold Member Only Access
  • Lake Size
    40 Acres
  • Bank Fishing
    Bank fishing is not available.
  • Tent Camping
    Tent camping is available.
  • Boat Availability
    Jon boat with bench seating
  • Boat Launch
    Difficult to launch boat but can be done.
Bennett Lake is a 40 acre lake that has all the peace and tranquility you are looking for. This lake has built in the 1950's and is surrounded by the splendor of oaks, elms, red buds, dogwoods and of course pines trees. The water is generally tea colored like most east Texas lakes and is up to 30 feet in some spots. There are catfish, crappie and of course giant large mouth bass. Over the last two decades Bennett lake has produced dozens of fish over 10 lbs. Many members have set their PB at this lake.



***MANDATORY!!! Remove all bass 14" and under at this site. You may keep all crappie and catfish under 15 lbs. Report the total # removed of each species to the club office through the online reservation system after your outing***

Do not drive across the landowner's yard to get to the lake. You can drive down the left side (far edge) of the yard to get your boat to the launch area. Use caution and do not rut up the property if wet.

General Directions

Between Palestine and Crockett. App. 2 1/2 hours (145 miles) south of downtown Dallas. App. 2 1/2 hours (140 miles) north of downtown Houston.

Fishing Report

Grapeland Bennett Lake Updates?

Greg Robinson on Aug 21 ,2023

I was wondering if anyone could give an update on Bennett Lake. I am especially curious if the grasses have subsided or are they completley covering the lake. Any feedback would be appreciated. Greg Robinson  

Good Day on Bennett

Ron Dupree on May 29 ,2023

Fellow member John Shepard and I fished Bennett lake Saturday 5/27 from 7 am till about 4 pm with much success despite the challenges. Calm winds, crystal clear water, and very heavy vegetation on all of the lake except where…

Flipping Bennet

Richard Mccarty on Apr 20 ,2023

Reservation Number : 36010 Property Name : Bennett Lake Reservation Date : 04/19/2023 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 25 Lures Used : Fluke, Creature There was a nice wind & sky was cloudy so I started with moving baits…

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$95.00
  • Half-Day Rate$70.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$50.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$35.00