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Lake O' the Pines
Fort Worth District Map
Lake O' the Pines
2669 FM 726
Jefferson, Texas 75657

M-F     8 am - 4:45 pm

(903) 665-2336

(903) 665-8441

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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
25 MAY 2019
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 3 Hours)
240.80 ft 230.00 (Seasonal Pool) 3211 cfs 1.21 mph 1.65 deg
2.68 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!

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.


Latest News and Updates

Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Thu May 16 2019 10:35:57 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)

LAKE O'THE PINESALLEY CREEK CAMPGROUNDPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK5/16/2019 10:00:29 AMPortions of RV Area 1, RV Area 2, and Tent Area 1 have been closed due to flooding.
LAKE O'THE PINESALLEY CREEK DAY USEPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK5/16/2019 10:01:11 AMCourtesy dock is closed due to flooding.
LAKE O'THE PINESBRUSHY CREEK CAMPGROUNDFULLY CLOSEDOTHERPARK5/16/2019 10:01:26 AMPark is closed due to severe storm damage. Park will re-open at a future date that has not been determined.
LAKE O'THE PINESBRUSHY CREEK DAY USE AREAPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK5/16/2019 10:02:20 AMSwim beach and some picnic sites are closed due to flooding.
LAKE O'THE PINESBUCKHORN CREEK CAMPGROUNDPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK5/16/2019 10:02:38 AMRV Area 2 and Tent Area 2 closed due to flooding. Portions of RV Area 1 and Tent Area 1 closed due to flooding.
LAKE O'THE PINESCEDAR SPRINGSPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK5/16/2019 10:02:49 AMRestroom has been closed. Courtesy dock is closed due to flooding. The boat ramp remains open.
LAKE O'THE PINESCOPELAND CREEK RAMPFULLY CLOSEDFLOODBOAT RAMP5/16/2019 10:03:41 AMParking lot closed due to hazard tree, boat ramp closed due to flood.
LAKE O'THE PINESHURRICANE CREEKPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK5/16/2019 10:03:17 AMCourtesy dock is closed due to flooding
LAKE O'THE PINESJOHNSON CREEK CAMPGROUNDPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK5/16/2019 10:04:06 AMPortions of RV Area 2, RV Area 3, RV Area 4, Tent Area 1, and Tent Area 2 closed due to flooding. Boat Ramp closed due to flooding.
LAKE O'THE PINESJOHNSON CREEK DAY USE AREAPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK5/16/2019 10:04:19 AMCourtesy dock and fishing dock are closed due to flooding
LAKE O'THE PINESLAKESIDE PARKPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODPARK5/16/2019 10:04:34 AMEntrance Station, Back side of park, Sandy Beach, and courtesy dock are closed due to flooding
LAKE O'THE PINESMIMS CHAPEL RAMPPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODBOAT RAMP5/16/2019 10:05:37 AMParking area closed due to flooding.
LAKE O'THE PINESOAK VALLEYFULLY CLOSEDFLOODACCESS POINT5/16/2019 10:05:14 AMBoat ramp and access road closed due to flooding.
LAKE O'THE PINESOVERLOOK AREAPARTIALLY CLOSEDFLOODACCESS POINT5/16/2019 10:06:18 AMBoat Ramp and parking areas closed due to flooding. Parking area and picnic sites at top of hill remain open.

Fort Worth District, All Lake Park Closures

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


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