• 62Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Year Built
    1957
  • Managed By Jacksonville Municipal Water Supply
  • Water Drops
    3 ft
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    1,320
  • Public Boat Ramps
    3
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
Campgrounds
(903) 586-0059
220 Co Rd 4208
Jacksonville, TX 75766
  • Counties: Cherokee County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Crappie
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
Hospitals
(903) 541-4500
2026 S Jackson St
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Airports
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
International Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 75261
137 miles away
Cherokee County Airport
Jacksonville, TX 75766
13 miles away
About Lake Jacksonville
Cherokee County, Texas

Lake Jacksonville is in Jacksonville, Texas, under 40 miles from Tyler.

The East Texas Regional Airport is under 65 miles away, and UT Health Jacksonville is under 10 miles away.

On and Around the Water

Lake Jacksonville covers 1,325 acres of water, leaving residents and visitors plenty of room to relax and enjoy the area.

When it comes to fishing, anglers can expect to find largemouth bass, spotted bass, crappie, and sunfish.

There are three public access points, the northwest ramp, the Peninsula Point Public Park & Ramp, and Southshore Park. These offer various amenities such as restrooms, parking, docks, picnic areas, and campsites.

There are two public swimming spots with clean sandy loam. One swim area is conveniently situated adjacent to the campsites and offers picnic tables, a pier, and a sand beach. An additional public swimming area (known locally as Kiwanis Park) is located just past the dam and also features a pier and picnic areas.

Explore Jacksonville

Jacksonville offers much more than a beautiful lake! This city has off-the-water outdoor adventures, shopping centers, museums, and delicious dining options.

The Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari features over 25 different exotic species during a self-guided drive through the 300-acre preserve. This is a great opportunity to observe, feed, and photograph the animals!

The Vanishing Texana Museum offers visitors the chance to view antiquities, curiosities, ephemera, and vestiges from the region and beyond.

Jacksonville also has a variety of different cuisines to try. Some highly rated restaurants are RITUAL, Taqueria Torres, Jacksonville Donuts. All of these restaurants have at least a 4.7-star rating on Google reviews.

A Place to Call Home

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a waterfront property, Lake Jacksonville is an excellent choice.