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     8:00 am - 4:30 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

Sunset over Lake o the Pines


Lake Elevation / Gate Opening Information

 

Lake O'the Pines
29 NOV 2021
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 6 Hours)
228.21 ft 230.00 (Seasonal Pool) 106 cfs .69 mph 14.00 deg
6.89 mph
Reservoir Control Section    
 

 


Temporary Hunting Road Closures at Lake O' the Pines

During 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

ATTENTION:

Lake O' the Pines no longer accepts cash payments for any USACE operated campground or boat ramp. If you need assistance, please contact us at (903) 665-2336 or email Robert.D.Flowers@usace.army.mil. We appreciate your cooperation.


Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Tuesday November 23 2021 11:02:14

LAKE NAME FACILITY NAME STATUS CLOSURE TYPE CATEGORY UPDATED DATE COMMENTS
LAKE O' THE PINES
LAKE O' THE PINES ALLEY CREEK CAMPGROUND FULLY OPEN NONE PARK 6/24/2021 11:25:29 AM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES ALLEY CREEK DAY USE FULLY OPEN NONE PARK 5/19/2021 4:34:18 PM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required
LAKE O' THE PINES BRUSHY CREEK CAMPGROUND PARTIALLY CLOSED CONSTRUCTION PARK 6/24/2021 3:32:49 PM RV Area 3 & some sites in Tent Area 1 are closed due to construction. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES BRUSHY CREEK DAY USE AREA FULLY OPEN NONE PARK 7/2/2021 11:29:39 AM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES BUCKHORN CREEK CAMPGROUND FULLY OPEN NONE PARK 7/2/2021 11:29:57 AM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES CEDAR SPRINGS FULLY OPEN NONE PARK 5/19/2021 4:35:22 PM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES COPELAND CREEK RAMP FULLY OPEN NONE BOAT RAMP 5/19/2021 4:35:38 PM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES HURRICANE CREEK FULLY OPEN NONE PARK 5/19/2021 4:36:02 PM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES JOHNSON CREEK CAMPGROUND FULLY OPEN NONE PARK 6/24/2021 11:42:02 AM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES JOHNSON CREEK DAY USE AREA FULLY OPEN NONE PARK 6/24/2021 11:44:47 AM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required
LAKE O' THE PINES LAKESIDE PARK FULLY OPEN NONE PARK 7/2/2021 11:30:09 AM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES LONE STAR RAMP FULLY OPEN NONE BOAT RAMP 5/19/2021 4:37:23 PM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES MIMS CHAPEL RAMP FULLY OPEN NONE BOAT RAMP 5/19/2021 4:37:38 PM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES OAK VALLEY FULLY OPEN NONE ACCESS POINT 7/25/2021 10:38:56 AM Closed due to flooding. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES OUTLET AREA FULLY OPEN NONE ACCESS POINT 6/24/2021 11:47:30 AM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.
LAKE O' THE PINES OVERLOOK AREA FULLY OPEN NONE ACCESS POINT 7/25/2021 10:39:51 AM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required. The restroom has been permanently closed.
LAKE O' THE PINES PINE HILL RAMP FULLY OPEN NONE BOAT RAMP 5/19/2021 4:38:34 PM Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, social distancing is required.

All Fort Worth District Park Closure Information


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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.

 

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