Lake Palestine is located about 15 miles southwest of Tyler, Texas, on Texas Highway 155, the result of a dam on the Neches River.
At the north end of Lake Palestine is the town of Chandler; further south on the lake, near the crossing of Highway 155, is the town of Coffee City. The town of Frankston is located about 5 miles to the west of the Lake Palestine dam. Other communities around the lake include Dogwood City, Teaselville, Berryville, Noonday and Brownsboro.
The lake is the location of popular camps such as Pine Cove Christian Camps, and major attractions such as the Villages Resort.
It has a surface area of 25,560 acres and a maximum depth of 58 feet. The dam was completed in 1962. It is the largest lake in the Tyler area in addition to Lake Tyler.
See the maps of Lake Palestine below for an overview of the area.