USACE officials announce reopening schedule of recreation facilities at Wright Patman Lake

Published June 24, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Wright Patman Lake announce reopening of facilities as soon and as safely as possible that were closed from the recent flood events.

After surpassing two record lake elevations, the new record now stands at 254.55 feet msl on May 10 at approximately 27.5 feet above normal. Currently the lake is on a consistent decline at 248.65. In spite of being 21.6 feet above normal, facilities are being prepared for reopening. Some campsites received major damage while some were spared mainly due to natural sheltering from the heavy wind and wave action. 

Boaters are reminded to be very cautious when operating boats on Wright Patman Lake, high lake elevation have caused floating debris and underwater obstructions. In addition, all designated swim beaches are closed due to high water and will remain closed throughout the summer.

Currently the following facilities are open:

Piney Point Park – 32 campsites, pavilion, and boat ramp

Spillway Park- day-use

Oak Park- day-use

Jackson Creek boat ramp

Overcup boat ramp

Scheduled re-openings within the next month:

30 June 2016 -- Clear Springs Campground - 42 sites

15 July 2016 -- Malden Campground – 23 sites

As the summer progresses and more facilities come out from underwater, these facilities will be assessed and reopened as quickly as possible. Please visit our web site - to learn the latest on facility closures.




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: and SWF Facebook at:

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Release no. 16-047