Summer times means being able to hit the water. Instead of drive a crazy amount of hours to hit the beach, you can travel just a little up the road to some pretty amazing lakes. One of those awesome places happens to be Lake Grapevine in DFW. The lake has around 800 acres of water and miles of shoreline ready for you to relax on.

Visitors of the lakes can go swimming, water skiing, windsurfing, and fishing. There are two marinas at the lake so you can bring a boat for an extra layer of fun. Scott's Landing Marina is the larger ones with easy access to the lake. You can also rent a boat for $100 per person and rides can go from half day rides to full day fun. Visitors are also allowed to canoe and kayak on the water.

Surrounding the lake is nine miles of wilderness trails to explore with both hiking and biking routes. There are camping grounds just outside the lake by the trails or you can head to the other side of the water and stay at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center near all of the great local shops and the mall.

The lake is free to visit and is open 24 hours a day. With its beautiful waters and tons of amazing activities, the lake is perfect for a hot summer day out in the sun and in the blue water. 

Lake Grapevine is located in Grapevine, Texas. For more information, you can visit their website here.

Get ready for a summer to remember!

Lake Grapevine

Price: Free

Address: Lake Grapevine, Grapevine, TX

Why you need to go: This awesome lake has everything you need for a fun day in the sun. Visitors can fish, swim, and even rent boats. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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