Tyler Texas Online Dogwood City, Texas, on the shores of Lake Palestine

Dogwood City Texas

Dogwood City is located in Smith County in Upper East Texas on Texas State Highway 155, between Tyler to the north, and Frankston to the south. It is surrounded by Lake Palestine, a 25,000 acre reservoir, the result of a dam on the Neches River. The Lake is owned and operated by the Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority.

Other area communiites around Lake Palestine and Dogwood City include Coffee City, Frankston, Bullard, Chandler, Teaselville, Brownsboro, Noonday, and Berryville.

Home developments like Brown's Landing and Emerald Bay are located near Dogwood City.

Dogwood City in Upper East Texas

Smith County

Lake Palestine

Population 800 residents
Area Codes 903 and 430
Zip Code 75763


Lake Palestine

Lake Palestine sign ... at the Texas Highway 155 bridge in Dogwood City Texas

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 Dogwood City. The town of Frankston is located about 5 miles to the west of the Lake Palestine dam.

The lake is the location of popular camps such as Pine Cove Christian Camps, and major attractions such as the Holiday Inn Club Vacations 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.

Lake Palestine offers recreation and outdoor activities for everyone, with boating, water skiing, houseboating, camping, RVing, canoeing, hiking, biking, and fishing all being popular activities.

It also offers waterfront and lakeside living for many Texans and visitors, and lodging including RV parks, campgrounds, resorts, cabins, motels, and B&Bs.

See the maps of Lake Palestine below for an overview of the area.

Texas Highway 155 bridge across Lake Palestine looking south from Dogwood City
Texas Highway 155 bridge across Lake Palestine looking south from Dogwood City towards Coffee City(Staff Photo)


Lake Palestine Aerial View and Interactive Map
Click to Enlarge (courtesy of Bing Maps)

Click for an enlarged aerial view of Lake Palestine near Dogwood City, Texas


Interactive Map of Dogwood City Texas (courtesy of Google)

Map of Upper East Texas

Map of East Texas


Staying on or near the Lake in Dogwood City?

Lodging Options in Nearby Tyler


RV Parks in the Dogwood City and Lake Palestine Area

The Lake Palestine area features a number of RV parks. Listed below is a sampling of those available to RVers:

  • JB's RV Resort - on the west side of Lake Palestine, near Chandler, Texas
This website has no affiliation or connection with the listed hotels, marinas or RV parks. It is always recommended that travelers do their own research and make informed decisions about the facilities they book.


East Texas Attractions

While visiting the Dogwood City area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:

    • Jefferson - antiques, Jay Gould's railroad car, Jefferson Carnegie Library, steam train rides, steamboats on Caddo Lake, B&Bs
    • Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas, Gusher Days, Roundup Rodeo, Helen Lee Daffodil Gardens
    • Gilmer - East Texas Yamboree, Historic Upshur Museum, Lake Gilmer
    • Kilgore - home of the East Texas Oil Museum and Kilgore College
    • Joinerville Texas - Daisy Bradford oil discovery monuments and Great East Texas Oilfield markers, Gaston Museum
    • Longview - Gregg County Fair & Exposition, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, R.G. LeTourneau Museum, Great Texas Balloon Race, historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
    • Marshall - Michelson Museum of Art, Starr Family home State Historic Park, Harrison County Historical Museum, Ginocchio Hotel, T&P Railroad Museum, Christmas Wonderland of Lights
    • Carthage - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, East Texas Oil & Gas Blast, Piney Woods Quilt Festival Rode Jamboree
    • Henderson - Heritage Syrup Festival, Howard Dickinson House Museum, Depot Museum, antique shopping, Historic Downtown Square
    • Canton - First Monday Trade Days, Texas Horse Park, Splash Kingdom Water Park
    • Athens - East Texas Arboretum, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Cain Center and the Athens Scuba Park
    • Gun Barrel City - Fishing, boating and outdoor activities around Cedar Creek Lake
    • Palestine - Texas State Railroad, Davey Dogwood Park, Dogwood Trails Festival, Anderson County Courthouse
    • Jefferson - antiques, Jay Gould's railroad car, Jefferson Carnegie Library, steam train rides, steamboats on Caddo Lake, B&Bs
    • Tyler - Municipal Rose Garden, TJC Planetarium, Caldwell Zoo, Tyler Museum of Art, Lake Tyler, Lake Palestine, Rose Rudman Recreational Trail, Cotton Belt Depot, Goodman-LeGrand House
    • Toledo Bend Reservoir - boating, fishing, swimming, marinas, hiking, camping, golf, resorts, restaurants