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.
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.
- The Beaver Pond is full! The entire route is flagged with pink tape to orient paddlers, but you don't need to keep to our exact route. Complete Beaver Pond paddling Trail information from TX Parks and Wildlife Department.
- Temporary closure to paddling in the Elm Fork river at LLELA due to low water level/maintenance work at the dam outlet.
- Be aware that kayaking at the river is prohibited if the Corps is releasing more than 3,000 cfs. Please use caution. We know that 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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