Dam construction update, June 15: Visitors are no longer able to cross the outlet works. There will be no access to the Bittern Marsh Trail or east side of the river during this time.


There will be no access to the pavilion and Beaver Pond parking area on weekdays through July 3. These parking lots will be available for use on weekends. This will include the following areas and trails: Bittern Marsh, Redbud, Cicada, Green Dragon and Cottonwood Trails. Only the Blackjack will remain unaffected during this time. Access will not be available east of the pavilion at a later undetermined date. 




The Cicada Pavilion is available whenever it is not being used for another activity. It can also be reserved for use by groups by contacting 972.219.3550 or There is a $50 fee for reserving the Pavilion. Small families or groups are welcome to use the picnic tables without a reservation on a first-come basis.

Picnic tables in other locations at LLELA are primarily for use by visiting groups but can be used for small single-family picnic lunches. Picnickers are expected to pack out all trash that they pack in. There is a dumpster near the river and also in the Pavilion parking lot for trash disposal. Grills and fires are not allowed outside of rented camp sites without prior permission.