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.

Log House Tours


Completely restored and furnished with all the trappings of everyday frontier life, the Minor-Porter Log House gives visitors to LLELA a window on life in Denton County in 1870. Interested visitors of all ages are welcome to arrive at any time during the open hours and tour at their own pace, but please arrive at least 30 minutes before the house closes to allow adequate time to tour the building. Knowledgeable volunteers will guide visitors through the structures (log house, smokehouse, and reconstructed dugout) and answer questions in this informal tour, and local musicians may be there to provide a bit of toe-tapping rhythm. Cost: regular admission ($5/vehicle). No registration is required. Check the calendar for upcoming dates. For more information contact

Come prepared: the log house is located about 0.25 mile from the Cicada Pavilion parking lot, along the Cottonwood Trail. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. Payment at the gatehouse is by cash or check only; no credit cards.