LLELA is open 7 days per week, from 7 a.m to 7 p.m.
After months of closure due to flood damage, THE CAMPGROUND IS NOW OPEN! Please call 972.219.3550 if you need more information. Complete primitive camping information .
The Group Campground is available for use by groups of 25 or more people (youth groups and other organizations). This is by reservation only; contact 972-219-3550.
This info was updated 5/5/2017.
One trail may have issues you should know about before you go:
- The Bittern Marsh Trail--Be ready for mud and standing water in some locations due to flooding caused by beaver activity.
If you spot conditions that need attention (downed tree across the trail, etc.) please notify our gatehouse staff.
- The Beaver Pond is full, and the complete one-mile route is ready for paddlers. The route is marked with a combination of flagging tape and yellow paint marks on trees. Call the LLELA gatehouse at 972.219.7980 for the latest info. Complete Beaver Pond paddling Trail information from TX Parks and Wildlife Department.
- The Elm Fork river access at LLELA is available, but there are hazards downstream. Please use caution--after 2015-16 flooding there are two major strainers in place between the railroad bridge and the Business-121 Highway bridge. We have posted a report directly from a kayaker who paddled from LLELA to Hebron Parkway recently. You can check the current water flow rate at the Corps of Engineers' web site. If the water release rate is higher than 600 cfs, the river is recommended only for paddlers with swift water experience. It is your responsibility to determine whether your skills match the current river conditions before you decide to launch. Above 3,000 cfs, the river is closed to all boating activity.
- More information about kayaking at LLELA.
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