Lakes & Marinas Outdoors

Gladewater City Lake

Gladewater City Lake is located in the City of Gladewater, approximately 20 miles west of Longview off FM 2685 and north of US 80. The 481-acre lake has a maximum depth of 30 feet and less than 10 percent of the lake’s surface area is covered, mostly with native aquatic vegetation. The American lotus dominates vegetation life in the lake. Natural habitat is present in the form of inundated timber and aquatic vegetation. There are also numerous boat docks and fishing piers.

The largemouth bass population at Gladewater is moderate in numbers, but diverse in size distribution. Successful spawns in recent years have resulted in an abundance of small bass that have survived and contributed to increased numbers of larger fish. This increase in recruitment has developed a more diverse bass population with more legal-size fish available to anglers. Channel catfish are moderately abundant with a large portion of the population available for harvest. This population seems to be under-utilized by anglers. Both white and black crappie are present and support a good fishery. In recent years crappie have continued to increase in abundance and legal-size fish have become more available. Bluegill and redear sunfish are present with moderately high numbers contributing to excellent fishing opportunities.

Public Ramp

City Park

  • Located on the west shore near the dam. Take FM 2685 north from US 80 and follow signs to lake.
  • Concrete boat ramp
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by City of Gladewater (903) 845-5041

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