Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I rent a boat or a jetski?
How can I get permission to operate a rental service for watercraft at Grapevine Lake?
How can I get a permit to build a boathouse on the lake?
How can my son or daughter volunteer a project for Eagle Scout or Gold Award?
What is the record for the largest fish caught out of the lake?
Where do I report illegal dumping on Government property?
Where can I operate my ORV on Corps land at Grapevine Lake?
What is the policy on metal detectors?
What is the policy on geocaching?
What are the bubbles at the dam?

Where can I rent a boat or a jetski?

You may want to contact one of the local marinas listed below:

Scott's Landing  817-481-4549 Scott's Landing

Silver Lake Marina 817-481-1918 Silver Lake Marina

Twin Coves Marina 972-724-1804 Twin Coves Marina

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How can I get permission to operate a rental service or business on Grapevine Lake?

In order to operate a business on Government property, permission must be granted from the Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. Any business conducted on Government property must be approved in writing from the District. This includes but is not limited to; water craft or vehicle rentals or sales, events which charge a fee, vendors, races and tournaments. Advertising for any business is not allowed without written permission from the District Commander. This includes but is not limited to; putting flyers on vehicles or handing out to visitors, putting up signs or banners and solicitation.

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How can I get a permit to build a boathouse on the lake?

New boathouse permits will not be issued for Grapevine Lake. A moratorium has been issued by the Fort Worth District on the building of new boathouses. You may purchase an existing authorized boathouse. If you wish to buy an authorized boathouse the boathouse must have recently passed an inspection conducted by the Grapevine Lake Office Park Rangers. In order to transfer ownership the buyer must submit a notarized bill of sale to the Lake Office and an inspection will be performed with the new owner. Upon passing inspection the new owner will be issued a shoreline use permit, good for 5 years, for the fee of $35 (which is subject to change under District policy). Boathouses on Grapevine Lake are for boat storage only. Boathouses will not include living quarters. Boathouses may be rebuilt upon Lake Office approval and must be built to the original footprint specifications or smaller. Boathouse designs that propose expansion, roof decks or living quarters will not be approved. Final design approval is determined by the Grapevine Lake Project Office. Boathouses may not be moved from their location. Electricity in boathouses is not included in the shoreline use permit and requires a separate license from Real Estate. For more information or for questions regarding boathouses please contact the Grapevine Lake Office or submit an email

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How can my son or daughter volunteer a project for Eagle or Gold award?

Grapevine Lake welcomes your interest! We ask that you have your project idea for your Eagle Scout or Gold Award ready for proposal to Grapevine Lake Project staff before you set up your meeting. We encourage adult/parent participation but require that the Scout initiate the project and meetings as noted in the Eagle Scout and Gold Award Handbooks. Park Rangers and Project staff will ensure that any Scout project meets Corps of Engineers safety guidelines and fits within the needs of Grapevine Lake.

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What is the record for the largest fish caught out at Grapevine Lake?

Texas Parks and Wildlife has information on its fishing page.

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Where do I report illegal dumping on Government property?

You may call the project office at 817-865-2600 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or your local police department.

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Where can I operate ATV's and dirt bikes?

Trophy Club Park is the only place on Grapevine Lake where ATV's and dirt bikes are allowed. Offroading on Grapevine Lake shoreline, parks and property managed by the Corps of Engineers is NOT permitted.

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What is the policy on metal detecting?

Metal detectors are allowed at Grapevine Lake with a valid permit. Permits are free and valid for one year. Permits may be revoked at any time for violation of Title 36 Rules and Regulations. You may get your permit at the Grapevine Lake Project Office Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Only permits issued by the Grapevine Lake Project Office are valid.

All objects found must be turned into the Grapevine Lake Project Office with the exception of non-identifiable objects with a value of less than $25.00.

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What is the policy on geocaching?

Geocaching activities are permitted at Grapevine Lake in all public recreation areas. Geocachers should avoid using containers that pose a hazard to public or wildlife safety.

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What are the bubbles at the dam?

That is where the City of Grapevine pumps oxygen in the water. For more information click here.

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This site last updated on November 15, 2012