USACE and Jasper County provide recreation and safety improvements at Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published May 27, 2022
view of a lake shoreline from the lake

Shoreline at Sam Rayburn Reservoir

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Sam Rayburn Reservoir announce today a partnership with Jasper County, Texas to provide courtesy dock and other enhancements at Sam Rayburn Reservoir.

   Sam Rayburn Reservoir Twin Dikes Public Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Sam Rayburn Reservoir Mill Creek Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock

 Twin Dikes Public Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock | Mill Creek Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock

Boat ramp courtesy docks located at Twin Dikes Public, Mill Creek, and San Augustine parks will undergo enhancements making them more viable for persons with disabilities and mobility issues. Safety railing will be installed on the existing docks while maintaining the primary courtesy function of loading and unloading vessels. These efforts will assist all patrons in safely transferring to and from a vessel.

Kayak Launch Design Courtesy Dock Safety Railing Design

 Kayak Launch Design | Courtesy Dock Safety Railing Design 

Kayak launches will also be installed at Mill Creek and San Augustine parks utilizing the existing courtesy docks. Kayak users have limited launching areas on the lake, often launching from an uneven shoreline. The kayak launches will provide a designated and stable platform to safely launch.

The USACE and Jasper County are completing this work in unison under a newly developed partnership. The USACE will be providing materials and equipment, while Jasper County will be providing volunteers to assist in installation of the railing and kayak launches.

Installation of the safety and recreation improvements are projected to be completed prior the Independence Day weekend, with a formal “launch” event the week prior. All visitors to the lake are reminded to be aware of their surroundings, be courtesy in their outdoor behavior and always wear a life jacket while on or near the water.

Please contact the Sam Rayburn project office at 409-384-5716 for additional information.

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Release no. 22-014