LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – The summer is getting a late start at Lewisville Lake. Areas that were once under water after this spring’s rainfall have finally dried up, and a popular boat ramp is now open.READ MORE: Hundreds Come Out To Honor Fallen Mesquite Officer In Prayer Vigil
The Tower Bay Boat Ramp and Lewisville Park are both opened up for visitors. Most of the ramp is still under water, however, it is safe once again. Not a lot of boaters have hit the water yet, however.
The lake itself was opened to boaters a few weeks ago, but the boat ramps were still closed. Only those boats that were docked in the water were permitted out on the lake.READ MORE: Oklahoma Hires Clemson's Venables As Coach
The city’s parks department said that Lewisville Lake is currenty at 525 feet. The lake’s normal level is 522 feet.
The boat ramps, parking areas and campgrounds have been flooded since early May. Entire picnic tables had been submerged in the floodwaters and could not be seen. Some spots near the Lewisville Park — including two other nearby boat ramps — will remain closed until the water level comes down even more. There are still hazards in the lake, like signs and barbecue grills.
“It’s kind of weird boating out here now,” explained boater Josh Evans, “because all the landmarks you used to know, they are under water still. You got to be real careful when you are going around, because everything is under water. You can’t tell where the old shoreline was or what have you.”MORE NEWS: North Texas, Miami (Ohio) Meet In Inaugural Frisco Football Classic
Still, the parks department is expecting a busy weekend at Lewisville Lake.