The best kept secret in East Texas! Lake Murvaul is located ten miles southwest of Carthage on Murvaul Creek in the Sabine River basin in Panola County three miles south of Clayton and 14 miles north of Timpson. Bring your family to camp or picnic at the Murvaul campground and swim, boat, fish and paddle on the lake. We have kayaks and peddleboats available for rent. Enjoy meals and snacks and find lures and live bait at our well-stocked marina. Lake Murvaul is an excellent largemouth bass fishery, producing bass over 8 lbs. Channel catfish and crappie are present in high numbers and provide excellent opportunities for anglers. Sunfish can be harvested at certain times of the year. The lake is owned and operated by the Panola County Fresh Water Supply District Number One, with offices at the lake.

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~ Fishing ~

Lake Murvaul has an excellent and highly utilized largemouth bass fishery. The reservoir received national recognition in the 1960s for its trophy bass production and continues to produce bass over 8 lbs. Management strategies have been developed to take advantage of Lake Murvaul’s ability to grow large bass. During the late 1990s, a supplemental stocking program was conducted to increase the Florida bass genotype in the population and harvest regulations were modified to protect intermediate-size bass and increase fishing quality. Channel catfish are present in high numbers and provide excellent opportunities for anglers. Quality-size crappie are present with best fishing success in winter and spring. Sunfish (bluegill and redear) are present in good numbers with high numbers of fish over 6 inches available for harvest.

~ Photos From Lake Murvaul ~