Grapeland, Bennett Lake

Houston Area

Property Info

  • General Availability
    This site is available year round.
  • 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

Bennett Lake started slow but picked up

Dale Stagg on Nov 26 ,2021

Reservation Number : 30341 Property Name : Bennett Lake Reservation Date : 11/24/2021 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 60 Lures Used : Senko, Ribbit Frog, Buzz Bait I took my two brothers out to Bennett Lake with my oldest…

Slower Day, But Successful

Ford Rhodes on Sep 26 ,2021

Went back to Bennett. I truly like this lake. Had some luck on top water, but then the rest of my day was one of those throw the whole box type days. I would get a bite or two on…

Caught Them All Day

Ford Rhodes on Sep 06 ,2021

I went  today (9/5/2021) with my girlfriend and, despite us getting there after sunup, we were pretty much on them the entire time. Withing the first five minutes she had caught her first bass ever, 6lbs. I never caught anything…

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$90.00
  • Half-Day Rate$70.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$50.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$35.00