Contact Information

Lake O' the Pines
Fort Worth District Map
U.S.A.C.E.
Lake O' the Pines
2669 FM 726
Jefferson, Texas 75657

Hours
M-F     8 am - 4:45 pm

Phone
(903) 665-2336

Fax
(903) 665-8441

Camping Reservations
1-877-444-6777
www.recreation.gov

Emergency
911

Camp County
Sheriff's Department
(903) 856-6651

Harrison County
Sheriff's Department
(903) 923-4000

Marion County
Sheriff's Department
(903) 665-7201

Morris County
Sheriff's Department
(903) 645-2232

Upshur County
Sheriff's Department
(903) 843-2541

Texas Forest Service
(903) 756-5571

 

LINKS

US Army Corps of Engineers Home Page.

Lake O' the Pines Chamber of Commerce

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Welcome to Lake O' the Pines

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District welcomes you to Lake O' the Pines, located in Jefferson, Texas. Our mission: supply water to the North East Municipal Water District and their customers and to provide flood protection to Shreveport, Lousiana and the Red River, also to offer some of the best fishing, camping and boating in Texas.


Lake o the Pines

Lake Elevation/Gate Opening Information

 

Lake of the Pines
27 APR 2017
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 3 Hours)
233.20 ft 230.00 (Seasonal Pool) 1 cfs 11.76 mph 262.00 deg
15.86 mph
Reservoir Control Section    

 


Temporary Hunting Road Closures at Lake O' the Pines

During the 2012-2013 hunting season a number of the hunting road gates will be periodically closed. The roadways behind these gates are closed to vehicles to facilitate road repairs and salvage timber sale operations that need to be completed while the lake level is low. The gate closures do not render the areas closed to hunting by walk-in access. Scouting these areas the day before a planned hunt is recommended. In addition, hunters who need drive-in access should develop alternative plans in case a gate becomes closed between scouting and hunting. Hunting road users are also advised to park in adjacent hunter parking lots or just off of the road along its shoulders to facilitate access for roadwork and logging crews and to facilitate use by emergency vehicles if necessary. Parking a vehicle in front of a closed gate blocking the roadway is a violation of Corps policy and the vehicle is subject to being towed. Please remember to practice good sportsmanship and to follow hunter safety principles to assure a quality experience for everyone. If you're going to be hunting in and around, or travelling across water while hunting, remember to practice water safety and to wear your life jacket. The life saved could be yours!

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Boaters are urged to use extreme caution while navigating the waters at Lake O' the Pines. Low lake levels due to drought conditions have surfaced natural hazards which are not normally present. Your safety is our concern. Please use extreme caution, operate within the elements, and always remember to wear your life jacket.

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Latest News and Updates

Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Fri Apr 21 2017 11:30:33 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)

LAKE NAMEFACILITY NAMESTATUSCLOSURE TYPECATEGORYUPDATED DATECOMMENTS
LAKE O'THE PINES
LAKE O'THE PINESALLEY CREEK CAMPGROUNDPARTIALLY CLOSEDCONSTRUCTIONPARK3/10/2017 11:01:31 AMRv areas 1 and 2 partially closed due to last year's flood event.
LAKE O'THE PINESALLEY CREEK DAY USEFULLY OPENNONEPARK3/10/2017 11:01:53 AM 
LAKE O'THE PINESBRUSHY CREEK CAMPGROUNDPARTIALLY CLOSEDCONSTRUCTIONPARK3/10/2017 11:02:35 AMRv area 3 has partial closures due to last year's flood events.
LAKE O'THE PINESBRUSHY CREEK DAY USE AREAFULLY OPENNONEPARK4/21/2017 11:22:20 AMBeach area has limited space due to current high water levels.
LAKE O'THE PINESBUCKHORN CREEK CAMPGROUNDPARTIALLY CLOSEDCONSTRUCTIONPARK3/10/2017 11:08:11 AMTent area 2 partially closed due to damages from last year's flood event.
LAKE O'THE PINESCEDAR SPRINGSPARTIALLY CLOSEDCONSTRUCTIONPARK3/10/2017 11:08:33 AMRestroom closed.
LAKE O'THE PINESCOPELAND CREEK RAMPPARTIALLY CLOSEDCONSTRUCTIONBOAT RAMP3/10/2017 11:08:56 AMParking lot partially closed.
LAKE O'THE PINESHURRICANE CREEKFULLY OPENNONEPARK3/10/2017 11:09:21 AM 
LAKE O'THE PINESJOHNSON CREEK CAMPGROUNDPARTIALLY CLOSEDCONSTRUCTIONPARK3/10/2017 11:10:30 AMRv area 2, rv area 4, and tent areas 1 and 2 have partial closures due to damages from last year's flood event.
LAKE O'THE PINESJOHNSON CREEK DAY USE AREAPARTIALLY CLOSEDCONSTRUCTIONPARK3/10/2017 11:10:55 AMFishing pier closed.
LAKE O'THE PINESLAKESIDE PARKPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK4/21/2017 11:24:36 AMPortions of Lakeside Day Use Area are closed due to high water levels, including Sandy Beach and portions of the back area.
LAKE O'THE PINESLONE STAR RAMPFULLY OPENNONEBOAT RAMP3/10/2017 11:11:22 AM 
LAKE O'THE PINESMIMS CHAPEL RAMPFULLY OPENNONEBOAT RAMP3/10/2017 11:11:37 AM 
LAKE O'THE PINESOAK VALLEYFULLY OPENNONEACCESS POINT3/10/2017 11:11:49 AM 
LAKE O'THE PINESOUTLET AREAFULLY CLOSEDCONSTRUCTIONACCESS POINT4/21/2017 11:25:37 AMOutlet area is currently closed for routine maintenance and inspection activities.
LAKE O'THE PINESOVERLOOK AREAFULLY OPENNONEACCESS POINT3/10/2017 11:13:03 AM 
LAKE O'THE PINESPINE HILL RAMPFULLY OPENNONEBOAT RAMP3/10/2017 11:13:16 AM 

Fort Worth District, All Lake Park Closures

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The Recreation.gov website has an entirely new look with features including simplified search capabilities, enhanced content and streamlined Google maps.  Visitors to the website can now do much more than make reservations for camping, tours and tickets at federal facilities.  The Corps has almost 30,000 reservable campsites in Recreation.gov and there is a wealth of information about Corps water resources projects.  More details on the new features added to the Recreation.gov website may be found under the “New Look! New Features!” Tab located at the top right hand corner of Recreation.gov home page.  We hope you take some time to explore the new Recreation.gov website, and better yet, we hope you find some great new places to get out and Explore Your America!  http://www.recreation.gov

In accordance with Texas Transportation Code, Golf Carts are not allowed to be operated on Public Roadways at Corps of Engineers Projects.

 

Zebra mussels recently found at Lake Texoma. Click here for the Texas Parks and Wildlife news release.

 


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