Officials today with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stillhouse Hollow Lake are currently experiencing lower than normal lake level and announce the closing of Cedar Gap Park.
The single lane boat ramp at Cedar Gap has become too shallow for launching boats safely. All other parks and boat ramps at Stillhouse Hollow Lake remain open including Stillhouse Park, Dana Peak Park, River’s Bend Park, Chalk Ridge Falls Park, and Union Grove Campground. Currently, all designated swim beaches remain closed on Stillhouse Hollow Lake.
Cedar Gap Park functions to provide boater’s access to the lake through its single lane boat ramp. Since the park does not provide day use or camping recreation opportunities, the entire park will be closed to the public for the safety of boaters and their equipment until lake levels come back up.
Due to severe drought, Stillhouse Hollow Lake water level is approaching the record low of 604.83 feet above mean sea-level set back in January of 2012. In the last two years Stillhouse Hollow Lake has steadily dropped 16.5 feet from the normal lake level of 622 feet. The staff at Stillhouse Hollow Lake will continue to monitor parks and boat ramps and communicate with the public about any closures or changes to lake recreation.
The lake will be different from the last time visited with conditions changing daily. When in doubt, slow down and always wear a life jacket!
Please check the lake’s facility closures list before planning your visit. For a list of closures, please visit https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lake/lakefacilities.htm.
Release no. 23-029