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.

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 6/6/2018.

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 still fairly full, but as happens each summer the surface has become covered with floating vegetation. Paddlers should prepare for a somewhat mossy and mucky experience, but this is also a great time to go if you're interested in seeing wildlife. 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
  • 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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