Some Area Lakes Closed For Holiday Weekend Due To Flooding

May 24, 2019

Due to recent heavy rain and flooding, several area lakes will be partially or completely closed this Memorial Day weekend. 

The water level at Grapevine Lake is 16 feet above normal, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The City of  Grapevine announced this week all of its lake parks and boat ramps are closed for safety reasons. 

Several parks and ramps at Lewisville Lake are also closed; including Westlake, Oakland, Hickory Creek, and Camp Cherokee parks. The Big Sandy ramp is closed. However, both boat ramps at Little Elm and Hickory Creek are open. 

Joe Pool lake is about 8 feet above normal, because of that all boat ramps will be closed. However, if your boat is docked at the marina, you will still be able to take it out on the water. The beaches will be open at Joe Pool, but there will be a daily cap of no more than 1,200 vehicles. 

At Lake Lavon, at least 10 parks are closed, as is the Brockdale Boat Ramp. The Stilling Basin Access Point is open. Twin Groves Park is also open. 

Every boat ramp at Benbrook Lake is closed. Only one park, Longhorn, is partially open. 

The marina at Eagle Mountain Lake is open.

To check your local lake levels and see which parks and boat ramps are closed - click here.