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USACE Cancels Campground Reservations for Canyon Lake Parks

USACE campgrounds that are currently open will honor active reservations at through Sunday, March 22. Potters Creek, above, is included in the closures.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District on Thursday, March 19 updated its list of COVID-19-related campground reservation cancellations for Canyon Lake.

The cancellations will not affect those campers already at campgrounds.

To learn more about site-specific closures, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. This is a developing story.

USACE campgrounds that are currently open will honor active reservations through Sunday, March 22.

Individuals with reservations on or before March 22 will be able to camp for the entirety of their reservation. No new reservations will be accepted after March 22.

Camping at first-come, first-serve campsites was halted on Thursday, March 19.

Campground reservations scheduled between March 23 and May 15 will be canceled. Refunds will be provided through Recreation One-Stop (1-877-444-6777 or recreation.gov). Reservations after May 15 will be reevaluated at a future date.

These measures are in addition to operational changes Fort Worth District announced earlier this week. Those changes included:
All USACE sponsored events, tournaments, volunteer activities and public meetings are canceled until further notice.

All day-use parks are closed along with Guadalupe, Hancock Horse and Madrone Park trails. The Canyon Dam walkway is closed. Fishing piers are closed. Ramp 10 in Cranes Mill Park is closed.

Special event or activity permits will not be issued; those permits that have already been granted will be considered for revocation based on the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines.

Visitor centers and lake offices are closed to the public until further notice.

Campgrounds that are currently closed will not reopen until further notice.

Day-use facilities, such as group shelters, are subject to evolving conditions and may not be available. Please call the local project for the latest information.

Corps of Engineers personnel will no longer conduct site visits that require personal interactions for shoreline management activities until further notice.

These changes, officials said, are being made in an abundance of caution and to protect guests, volunteers and staff.

Guests planning to visit USACE lakes for any reason are encouraged to call the lake project office before planning their trip to obtain site-specific closures, such as parks and boat ramps. Fort Worth District lake office contact information can be found on USACE’s website at www.swf.usace.army.mil/About/Lakes-and-Recreation-Information/

Officials urge anyone visiting a USACE lake to follow the CDC’s guidelines regarding social distancing and remain diligent. CDC guidelines and more information can be found at www.conoravirus.gov.

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