Current Trail, Paddling, and Camping Conditions


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

All campgrounds are drying but still quite wet due to recent rains, and the approach to all but sites #1 and #2 is currently flooded. Call the LLELA gatehouse at 469.635.5432 for the latest info.

The campground is normally open for use 7 days/week. Complete primitive camping information . Please call 972.219.3550 if you need more information.

The Group Campground is normally 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 3/18/2019.

LLELA Trail Map (pdf)

The Corps of Engineers has recently been releasing floodwaters through Lewisville Dam, and this is affecting some trails:

  • Bittern Marsh Trail: The side of the trail that runs along the river is FLOODED. Trails leading to the wildlife blinds are muddy. 
  • Redbud Trail: FLOODED.
  • Blackjack Trail: There is water over the trail in several spots and it is very muddy.
  • Cicada Trail: no flooding.
  • Cottonwood Trail: no flooding.
  • Green Dragon Trail: There is water over the trail in several spots and it is muddy throughout. 

If you spot conditions that need attention (downed tree across the trail, etc.) please notify our gatehouse staff. Extended periods of rain and flooding make trail upkeep very challenging. We appreciate your patience.

Kayaking/Canoeing Notes:

  • The Beaver Pond is completely full after recent heavy rains. Staff has checked the first half of the route and partially flagged it with orange tape. The second half is not yet flagged and has some downed trees. If you choose to kayak on the pond, please give a report to the gatehouse staff regarding the conditions you encounter.
  • The kayak/canoe put-in at the Elm Fork is open, but is currently recommended only for paddlers with swift water experience. You can always 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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