There are some really good secret swimming holes in East Texas, where you can always find a little shade, and the cool spring water has a light brown tint from the tannin in the pines. Salmon Lake is one of our long-time favorites. We usually just go to swim for the day, but they also offers cabins around the lake.
The park has recently been purchased by new owners, who have made some great new improvements.
I love this lake, which has a sandy bottom in most places, and is considerably deep, and always filled with happy kids and families! There seems to always be a family reunion going on each summer weekend, and I’ve never visited that someone didn’t offer us food!
My kids love the diving board!
There is a playground, and picnic tables along the lake. You can bring a cooler, food and use a grill.
Bring your own floats and tubes!
You can purchase snow cones, nachos, etc at the store.
Know Before You Go
They take credit and debit cards.
Bring lifejackets for younger and weaker swimmers. No lifeguards on duty.
More Things to Do in Grapeland
Enjoy hiking, fishing and exploring at Mission Tejas State Park! Click HERE to visit their website.
Grapeland Safari Drive Thru Animal Park is a fun way to see animals! Click HERE for more information.
Have fun at the Grapeland Peanut Festival each October! Click HERE to read more.
You’re only 45 minutes from Grapeland to the Texas State Railroad in Rusk, a fun excursion through the Piney Woods with lots of themed rides, too! Click HERE to read more.
Salmon Lake Park
357 Salmon Lake Rd, Grapeland
Click HERE to visit their website.
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