Lake Closures On Memorial Day Weekend A Huge Downer For Businesses

(CBSDFW.COM) – Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and boaters throughout North Texas are expected to take to the waters for a nice outing at the lake. Luckily, the weather is expected to be kind with summer-like temperatures and no rain in sight.

However, due to recent heavy rains throughout North Texas, lakes in the area have been forced to close sections such as parks and ramps because of flooding. Flash flooding and high water levels have caused closures that will affect visits to the lakes.

Below a list of some major lakes that have closures courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (The list has been updated as of Friday morning at 10 a.m.)

BENBROOK LAKE

  • HOLIDAY CAMPGROUND – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to high flood waters. Horse trails are also closed
  • HOLIDAY DAY USE AREA – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to high flood waters. Horse trails are also closed
  • MUSTANG – BEAR CREEK CAMPGROUND – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to high flood waters
  • MUSTANG – MUSTANG POINT MULTIUSE AREA – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park is closed due to high flood waters
  • MUSTANG – WEST CREEK CIRCLE – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to high flood waters
  • ROCKY CREEK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to high flood waters. Both horse trails are also closed due to flood event

GRAPEVINE LAKE

  • KNOB HILLS – PARTIALLY CLOSED – ACCESS POINT – “Trail is flooded”
  • MURRELL – PARTIALLY CLOSED – PARK – “The entire eastern half of the park is closed due to flood damage. Please only stay on the Northshore tail while in this area – when the trail is open. Please visit the dorba.org website for Northshore trail open/close status. Due to high water all areas of the park are closed except for Twin Coves Marina. Only those who have boats at the marina are being allowed into the park.”

JOE POOL LAKE

  • BOATING RAMPS REMAIN CLOSED

LAVON LAKE

  • AVALON PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park is closed due to high water
  • BRATONIA PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK
  • BROCKDALE BOAT RAMP – FULLY CLOSED – BOAT RAMP
  • CADDO PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Closed due to required facility upgrades and maintenance
  • CLEAR LAKE PARK – PARTIALLY CLOSED – PARK – Both boat ramps and Day Use areas are closed due to flood. Camping is available
  • EAST FORK PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park is closed due to lack of gate attendants to run the park
  • ELM CREEK PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK
  • HIGHLAND PARK – FULLY OPEN – PARK
  • LAKELAND PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK
  • LAVONIA PARK – PARTIALLY CLOSED – PARK – North Boat Ramp is Closed due to flooding. South Boat Ramp is open
  • LITTLE AVALON – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Available seasonally for special events by request. Contact lake office
  • LITTLE RIDGE PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – The park is temporarily closed due to flooding
  • MALLARD PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – The park is temporarily closed due to flooding
  • PEBBLE BEACH PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – The Park is temporarily closed due to flooding
  • STILLING BASIN ACCESS POINT – FULLY OPEN – ACCESS POINT
  • TICKEY CREEK PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park Temporarily closed Due to Flooding. Day Use and Swim Beach are closed until necessary road repairs are completed
  • TWIN GROVES PARK – FULLY OPEN – PARK

LEWISVILLE LAKE

  • BIG SANDY RAMP – FULLY CLOSED – BOAT RAMP – Closed due to flooding until further notice
  • CAMP CHEROKEE – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park is closed and is in the process of being leased to the university of north texas for a research station
  • DOE BRANCH ACCESS – FULLY CLOSED – BOAT RAMP – Closed due to flooding until further notice
  • HICKORY CREEK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Closed due to flooding until further notice
  • OAKLAND – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park is closed indefinitely
  • WESTLAKE – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Closed due to flooding until further notice

WHITNEY LAKE

  • CEDAR CREEK PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to flooding
  • CEDRON CREEK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to flooding
  • KIMBALL BEND – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to flooding
  • LOFERS BEND – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Closed for Dam Repairs
  • LOFERS EAST – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to flooding
  • LOFERS WEST – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to flooding
  • MCCOWN VALLEY – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to flooding
  • NOLAN RIVER PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to flooding
  • PLOWMAN CREEK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to flooding
  • RIVERSIDE – PARTIALLY CLOSED – PARK – Riverside East is closed due to release of water downstream
  • SOLDIERS BLUFF – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to flooding
  • STEELE CREEK PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to flooding
  • WALLING BEND PARK – FULLY CLOSED – PARK – Park closed due to flooding