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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.

Campfires

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Gather around our campfire for traditional campfire fun, which may include stories, songs, and of course toasted marshmallows. $10/person, or $30/family of 4-6. Registration required. Check our calendar for upcoming dates. For more information contact kcooper@cityoflewisville.com

Things You Need to Know

  • Drive & Walk. There are several locations where Campfires programs are held, depending on conditions. You may need to drive a short distance on unpaved surfaces and walk a short distance on uneven ground to get to the Campfire. The gate attendant will direct you to the Campfire when you arrive.
  • Be ready for the weather. You’ll be off the beaten path and under the open sky. Be sure to plan accordingly.
  • Pay online. Pre-registration is required. This 2-hour Campfire program is $10 per participant. Families pay only $30 for the first 6 people, and $10 for each additional person.
  • Arrive early and stay the whole time. Due to our security gates, you must arrive by the start time and stay the whole time. There will be no one at the gate to let you in late, or to let you out early. You CAN arrive before the Campfire to enjoy the trails and more.
  • Wear outdoor clothing. We highly suggest long pants, closed-toe shoes, and layers. You will be walking on uneven ground to get to the campfire.
  • Things to bring. Bring a full (and refillable) water bottle and a blanket and/or chairs. If you bring snacks, be sure to take any trash with you (“pack it in, pack it out”). A flashlight is advisable for the walk to and from the Campfire. We will provide s’mores (marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate).
  • Embrace the wild side of I-35. LLELA is a completely outdoor facility without plumbing. There are clean portable toilets close to parking areas.
  • Respect wildlife. LLELA is a nature preserve. Please respect the animals, plants, other visitors, and facilities at all times. Leave No Trace: Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories, kill nothing but time.