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. Complete primitive camping information . Please call 972.219.3550 if you need more information.

Be aware that LLELA is in a burn ban as of July 3, 2018. No campfires are allowed until the ban is lifted.

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 8/13/2018.

LLELA Trail Map (pdf)

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

Kayaking/Canoeing Notes:

  • The Beaver Pond is very low due to this summer's heat and dry conditions. Despite recent rains, we are still many inches behind in our annual rainfall. No water is available at the normal kayak launch site. We will post updated information as soon as the Beaver Pond is available for kayaking/canoeing again...hopefully we'll get some good fall rains. Complete Beaver Pond paddling Trail information from TX Parks and Wildlife Department
  • The kayak/canoe put-in at the Elm Fork is open. 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. Please use caution. There are many strainers, downed trees, and other hazards in the river. Important, please read: More information about kayaking at LLELA.

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