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#12639617 - 02/21/18 02:21 PM Annual Launch Pass
LargeMouthTripp Offline
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Registered: 12/27/16
Posts: 23
Does anyone know if an annual boat launch pass that you can purchase for multiple lakes?

I was thinking buying a $30 pass from the Corp of engineers, but I wasnt sure if this covers the boat launch too, or if it is just access to those areas/parks.

There is also a national parks pass for $80 as well, but again not sure if this would cover boat launch costs.

Any feedback would be great.

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#12639632 - 02/21/18 02:28 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: LargeMouthTripp]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 1075
You can launch in any state park for free if you buy the annual pass. If not launch is included with daily fee of getting into the park if there is a ramp. Never seen a park that didn't have one but doesn't mean there isn't one. Not sure about this multi lake pass you referred to.

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#12639724 - 02/21/18 03:21 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: LargeMouthTripp]
Fishingking Offline
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Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 1286
I have a lifetime launch pass from COE. It allows me to launch at any of their facilities.

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#12639732 - 02/21/18 03:25 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: LargeMouthTripp]
adam_p Offline
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Registered: 06/11/05
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Loc: Ray Roberts
There is no pass that covers them all but the TPWD pass is probably the best option.

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#12639747 - 02/21/18 03:31 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: LargeMouthTripp]
Chris B Offline
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Registered: 05/02/03
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Loc: Prosper, TX
What lakes are you fishing?
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#12639795 - 02/21/18 04:06 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: LargeMouthTripp]
buda13 Offline


Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 18429
Loc: NRH, TX
COE pass does not mean it can be used on all COE lakes... Grapevine is a good example, the parks are owned by the city so they dont recognize the COE pass.
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#12639800 - 02/21/18 04:07 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: buda13]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
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Loc: Denton
Originally Posted By: buda13
COE pass does not mean it can be used on all COE lakes... Grapevine is a good example, the parks are owned by the city so they dont recognize the COE pass.


Same thing at Pilot knoll park on Lewisville, owned by the city so COE pass does not work.
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#12639805 - 02/21/18 04:09 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: LargeMouthTripp]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
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Loc: Denton
State Park pass is probably the most bang for the buck.
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#12639810 - 02/21/18 04:11 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: Bass Buster1]
LargeMouthTripp Offline
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Registered: 12/27/16
Posts: 23
Originally Posted By: Bass Buster1
Originally Posted By: buda13
COE pass does not mean it can be used on all COE lakes... Grapevine is a good example, the parks are owned by the city so they dont recognize the COE pass.


Same thing at Pilot knoll park on Lewisville, owned by the city so COE pass does not work.



See this is the confusing part. If you have a COE pass, how do you know if it covers a launch at a certain spot or not?

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#12639817 - 02/21/18 04:15 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: LargeMouthTripp]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1738
Loc: Denton
Originally Posted By: LargeMouthTripp
Originally Posted By: Bass Buster1
Originally Posted By: buda13
COE pass does not mean it can be used on all COE lakes... Grapevine is a good example, the parks are owned by the city so they dont recognize the COE pass.


Same thing at Pilot knoll park on Lewisville, owned by the city so COE pass does not work.



See this is the confusing part. If you have a COE pass, how do you know if it covers a launch at a certain spot or not?


Good question! I am guessing if you pull into the park and see the COE castle you fall under the pass if not it is probably a city owned park and ramp. Just a guess on my part. I actually thought I was buying a COE pass last year at pilot knoll and turned out it only worked there. That was fine, that was where I launch but still I thought I was going to get to use the pass at other ramps and lakes.
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#12639981 - 02/21/18 06:04 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: LargeMouthTripp]
whnigt Offline
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1405
Loc: Troy, Tx.

I was thinking buying a $30 pass from the Corp of engineers, but I wasnt sure if this covers the boat launch too, or if it is just access to those areas/parks.

Just bought an annual pass it was $40.

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#12639987 - 02/21/18 06:05 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: LargeMouthTripp]
K.D. Online   content
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Registered: 05/04/02
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You can type any lake into google with TPWD following it. It will bring up an overview page of the lake. There is a map and a link under it with all the public ramps. Clicking this link will show who runs and operates each ramp.

Here is the link for Lewisville as an example. I’m guessing if you stick with COE ramps you’ll be fine.


https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/lewisville/access2.phtml#areaa

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#12639991 - 02/21/18 06:07 PM Re: Annual Launch Pass [Re: LargeMouthTripp]
hunter1st Offline
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Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 81
Loc: Burleson
The COE pass doesn't cut it if they don't offer day-use in that park, or at least that was what I ran into at Benbrook a few years ago.
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