Talked to the Park Rangers. They stated that the ramps and the Park will not be opened until they have had time to inspect everything and do any required repairs. They stated it will probably be October before the Park opens and the lake will remain closed until then.
That must be the State Park. The rest of the parks open August 22 - next Monday.
I am still not sure about the Lynn Creek Marina. WFAA says they will not be open. I sure hope they are wrong.
From what I have been told the city controlled ramps will not be opened until August 29th, a week later than the city parks opening for use.
Yes, it was the Cedar Hill State Park Rangers. Hopefully they will get their heads out of their behinds and open the ramps at the State Park when the other ramps on the lake opens.
I would be surprised if the manager at Lynn Creek Marina did not open their ramps as soon as the city opens its ramps, assuming the water is low enough to use their ramps. They are not happy about the amount of money they are losing by the water not being lowered faster so they can get their restaurant and fishing barge open again.
The State Park will just be losing the money they would earn from people using the ramps to launch their boats at the State Park now that the water is low enough to use the ramps. People will just drive to the city parks or Lynn Creek Marina to launch if the State Park won't allow them to launch. So the number of people on the lake will increase whether they allow the State Park launches to be used or not.
They could open the State Park in stages, allowing the ramps to be used first, then the trailer camping grounds to be used since I doubt any of them were under water and then finally the picnic areas to be used as they finish checking them.