Contact Information

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

Camping Reservations


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



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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
25 FEB 2017
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 3 Hours)
228.83 ft 230.00 (Seasonal Pool) 371 cfs 2.56 mph 21.00 deg
15.14 mph
Reservoir Control Section    


Latest News and Updates

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.


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The 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 and there is a wealth of information about Corps water resources projects.  More details on the new features added to the website may be found under the “New Look! New Features!” Tab located at the top right hand corner of home page.  We hope you take some time to explore the new website, and better yet, we hope you find some great new places to get out and Explore Your America!


Facility Status:

Lake O' the Pines (click link for closures)