DENISON, Tex. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that all their parks on Lake Texoma will be open by April 1, and the National Recreation Reservation Service will take reservations beginning Feb. 15. Reservations may be made up to six months in advance. NRRS can be contacted at www.recreation.gov or toll free at 877-444-6777.
Nine Corps of Engineers parks on Lake Texoma participate in the NRRS program: Buncombe Creek, Caney Creek, Johnson Creek, Burns Run East, Burns Run West, Lakeside, and Platter Flats in Oklahoma and Juniper Point and Preston Recreation Area in Texas.
Both Caney Creek and Johnson Creek are open all year and have been taking reservations for some time.
Damsite Texas Park is open but is not in the NRRS program. No reservations can be made at Damsite as it is run on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Patricia Livesay, lake manager, said, "Due to 2007 flood damages, some parks will only be partially opened or operated with reduced services. Bear with us as we work on damaged facilities. However, with fantastic support from volunteers, we have been able to provide access back to the lake. Public safety is our number one concern, and although all parks will be open, some sites may not be available at the beginning of the recreation season. As the sites are repaired, they'll be opened to the public and added to the NRRS system."