All normal LLELA facilities and activities are available as of noon on May 18!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the maintenance work at the outlet ahead of schedule, and we are now open for fishing, camping, and other activities as normal. However, the water level in the river is still low. Check the release rate at the Lewisville Dam before you come, if you are counting on water in the river. Normal flow is 120-250 cfs, anything less is pretty dry.

Current Trail, Paddling, and Camping Conditions


LLELA is open 7 days per week, from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. 

The campground is open for use 7 days/week beginning March 11. Complete primitive camping information . Please call 972.219.3550 if you need more 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 5/10/2018.

LLELA Trail Map (pdf)

Public access east of the Pavilion is restricted from May 14-23 due to Corps of Engineers maintenance work at the dam outlet. During this time, there is no fishing, no camping, no kayaking/canoeing in the river, and no access to the Bittern Marsh Trail. The Cottonwood, Blackjack, Cicada, Beaver Pond Paddling Trail, and most of the Redbud Trail will be available for normal use. All areas should be accessible again beginning May 24 at 7 am.

If you spot conditions that need attention (downed tree across the trail, etc.) please notify our gatehouse staff. 

Kayaking/Canoeing Notes:

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