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#10917157 - 06/14/15 08:12 PM LBJ Grasslands closure
davidsonbasser Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
Posts: 806
Loc: Decatur, Texas
Just thought I would share this info. The LBJ Grasslands, effective starting on June 5 2015, are closed at the moment. All cattle guard drive-thru entries, which just so happen to include just about every lake and pond out here, have barricades with signs posting this. The official wording is that all sectors are closed due to health and safety concerns. The actual reason is due to hazardous road conditions. The roads out here have been getting worse over the past 3 years or so, and the recent flooding we had really made it horrendous. The back side of black creek had ravines in the middle of the road that were four feet deep! Just wanted to share this info with you folks. Buddy of mine asked if he could park off by the gate entries and just walk to lakes. I told him I personally wouldnt try it. The signs they posted say the sectors are closed to all vehicles and persons. It stinks but I am hoping they will get on the repairs soon so that the lakes and ponds out here can be fished again. Take care folks!
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#10917402 - 06/14/15 10:21 PM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
paul_tx Offline
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Registered: 01/20/10
Posts: 76
Loc: over here
Well that's not good to hear. Was planning on taking my daughter and grandson up for camping later this month.

Maybe the military is conduct secret training exercises for when they take over Texas.


Edited by paul_tx (06/14/15 10:21 PM)
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#10918206 - 06/15/15 11:35 AM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
LuvPondFishing Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1630
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Thanks for the info. Been a while since I have been up there and I was planning to check out Rhodes and Clear this week. Saved me a little gas and and a lot of frustration.
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#10928803 - 06/19/15 04:08 PM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
warrick Offline
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Registered: 05/19/05
Posts: 587
Loc: Fort Worth
Are the Grasslands still closed? Are all the lakes closed? My neighbor's son is coming to visit and wants to go fishing. I was hoping to take him out there some where tomorrow.
Thanks

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#10929337 - 06/19/15 09:06 PM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
SpiderJig Offline
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Registered: 11/22/14
Posts: 1955
Loc: Wylie
Yes still closed
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#10929413 - 06/19/15 09:51 PM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
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Registered: 03/24/14
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Loc: North Texas
Thanks for posting this notice. Sucks to hear, but hopefully they are making the repairs and is reopened soon.
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#10929659 - 06/20/15 03:55 AM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
warrick Offline
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Registered: 05/19/05
Posts: 587
Loc: Fort Worth
Thanks for the info.

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#10949169 - 06/30/15 01:46 PM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
BASCH Offline
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Registered: 05/26/04
Posts: 35
Loc: Keller, Texas
Any news on this as I was hoping to head out there this weekend if possible?

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#10950360 - 06/30/15 10:27 PM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
davidsonbasser Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
Posts: 806
Loc: Decatur, Texas
Will be heading out there tomorrow. I will be driving by every lake and sector to see whats open or if they are all still closed.
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#10950364 - 06/30/15 10:28 PM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
davidsonbasser Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
Posts: 806
Loc: Decatur, Texas
Website is still saying its totally closed but will double check to make sure
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#10951676 - 07/01/15 03:07 PM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
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Loc: Denton County
Any looking open?
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#10952204 - 07/01/15 07:50 PM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
davidsonbasser Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
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Loc: Decatur, Texas
All roads still closed at the moment....
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#11030780 - 08/09/15 01:57 PM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
davidsonbasser Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
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Loc: Decatur, Texas
They have reopened some roads out there. Still most of it is shut out though. Hopefully i wont be much longer...http://www.fs.usda.gov/texas
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#11032166 - 08/10/15 08:34 AM Re: LBJ Grasslands closure [Re: davidsonbasser]
LuvPondFishing Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1630
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I have fished Rhodes a few times over the last month. The barricades had been taken down and no signs indicating that the access road was closed. Went this past Saturday afternoon and there was a road closed sign up. Little birdie told me people were still using it though. Road is passable with a truck (2 or 4WD), but wouldn't want to try it with a car or in poor light as you have to navigate a couple of good size ruts.

The information on the website has changed since the last time I had checked it. A few weeks ago, I could swear it only listed 2-3 roads that were closed. Now its listing all closed "except ..." So I assume there were some roads open (like Rhodes Lake access) that are now "re-closed".
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This might be the weirdest, most pointless post ever.

I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering fishing

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