Canyon Lake, Texas --
FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake closed the Potter’s Creek Park Campground today for road, campsite pullout, and parking lot resurfacing. The work is contracted by the Capitol Regional Office for paving to be completed at six lakes, including Canyon. Originally scheduled to take place prior to the summer recreation season, weather and flooding delays at several other lakes pushed the work at Canyon Lake into July. It was then scheduled in a manner that avoided impacts over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Campers affected by reservation cancellations received full refunds. Once the work is completed, the park will reopen as soon as possible and campers with cancelled reservations will be given campsite vouchers where applicable and the opportunity to rebook before the sites are released to the rest of the public. Canyon Lake personnel will directly contact the affected campers.
Barring additional weather delays, it is expected that the work will be completed by the third week of July.
The public boat ramp outside of Potter’s Creek Park is not affected by the paving contract and will remain open for public use as usual.
Road resurfacing will also occur at the Project Headquarters and the Dam Service Road. All work is expected to be finished early next month.
The Canyon Lake Project office understands that many campers were impacted by this closure, but we are working to restore normal operations as soon as possible.
Additional information on this project can be obtained by calling the lake office at 830-964-3341.
About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/.
Release no. 19-024