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.

Research & Restoration


In the North Texas region open space is becoming harder and harder to find. The 2,000 acres known as LLELA is one such place. Set aside for flood control after the construction of the Lewisville Lake dam, this property has been spared from development. It was not, however, spared from prior land use. The land use history includes farming, ranching, and a great deal of soil disturbance during the dam construction that ultimately saved it.

LLELA staff and volunteers work to preserve and restore these 2,000 acres to a functioning ecosystem while providing educational and experiential opportunities to the public such that they have a better understanding and appreciation for the natural heritage that belongs to all of North Texas.

Restoration staff at LLELA are University of North Texas staff. Visit the UNT-LLELA web site.