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#12765288 - 05/22/18 02:00 PM Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands?
TXMulti-Species Offline
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Registered: 11/01/17
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Loc: DFW
Looking at getting a canoe as soon as I can afford it, and was wondering if it's legal to camp/fish on islands in the middle of lakes. Does anyone know if it's legal/illegal statewide or does it vary by lake?
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#12765344 - 05/22/18 02:36 PM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species]
Notaguide Offline
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There’s some rednecks that have been doing this at texoma over July 4 for years

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#12765428 - 05/22/18 03:25 PM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: Notaguide]
TXMulti-Species Offline
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Originally Posted By: Notaguide
There’s some rednecks that have been doing this at texoma over July 4 for years


I've seen plenty of others do it, just don't want to be the one to get caught if it's wrong. It makes sense that it's legal, as I doubt anyone would own the land in the middle of the lake.
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PB Smallmouth Buffalo - 28lb 12oz

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#12765431 - 05/22/18 03:26 PM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species]
Uncle Zeek Offline
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I could've sworn that one of the Texoma islands is a state park.
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I can't give legal advice yet, but this site may have some of the answers you need: https://texaslawhelp.org/

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#12765483 - 05/22/18 03:51 PM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species]
timbertoes Offline
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Registered: 08/07/09
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Loc: Van Alstyne
kayaker groups camp there

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#12765615 - 05/22/18 05:09 PM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species]
sae Online   content
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Registered: 06/12/17
Posts: 286
Loc: cedar hill tx.
Idon't see why not but some lakes are controlled by differrent rules.Iwould pick 1 or 2 and do a search
before Itook a chance.

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#12765631 - 05/22/18 05:16 PM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species]
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Definitely illegal on Roberts, and I'm sure all other COE lakes. They only allow camping in designated sites.

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#12765655 - 05/22/18 05:34 PM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species]
Notaguide Offline
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Always gotta be careful of the night island patrol boat

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#12765697 - 05/22/18 06:14 PM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: 04champ]
TXMulti-Species Offline
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Originally Posted By: 04champ
Definitely illegal on Roberts, and I'm sure all other COE lakes. They only allow camping in designated sites.


Where did you find that it's illegal at Ray Roberts?
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PB Ghost - 13lb 9oz
PB Koi - 9lb
PB Smallmouth Buffalo - 28lb 12oz

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#12765759 - 05/22/18 07:06 PM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species]
dobbin Offline
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I know on Richland Chambers the trees along the shore are painted purple on the islands and that means stay out or off.
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#12765766 - 05/22/18 07:13 PM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species]
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http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4024986/Re:_Islands_on_Texoma_(camping

I know I've seen people camped on Texoma islands.
I've heard the same about the camping on the Ray Roberts islands.
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#12766102 - 05/23/18 04:42 AM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: 04champ]
hunter1st Offline
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Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 79
Loc: Burleson
Originally Posted By: 04champ
Definitely illegal on Roberts, and I'm sure all other COE lakes. They only allow camping in designated sites.


It's not COE entirely, may just be the different districts. Lake Ouachita allows island camping, different district that the Lakes in Texas. Plus Ouachita is surrounded by NF and the islands may be NF as well.

Spent many of nights on the islands out of Brady Mountain.
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#12766219 - 05/23/18 08:05 AM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species]
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Registered: 03/17/05
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just do it
who cares, or is going to say anything?

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#12766232 - 05/23/18 08:16 AM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: butch sanders]
Huckleberry Offline
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Originally Posted By: butch sanders
just do it
who cares, or is going to say anything?


Act dumb if caught, worst thing is they scold you and kick you off the island. If you don't get caught, just make sure you clean up your mess before you leave.

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#12766415 - 05/23/18 10:10 AM Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: Huckleberry]
TXMulti-Species Offline
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Registered: 11/01/17
Posts: 333
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
Originally Posted By: butch sanders
just do it
who cares, or is going to say anything?


Act dumb if caught, worst thing is they scold you and kick you off the island. If you don't get caught, just make sure you clean up your mess before you leave.


roflmao
I can't seem to find anything on any websites, neither TPWD or specific lake sites, so I'm sure as long as there aren't any "no trespassing" signs or anything purple I'll be alright. Always leave it cleaner than when I arrive so that's no issue.
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https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/

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PB Ghost - 13lb 9oz
PB Koi - 9lb
PB Smallmouth Buffalo - 28lb 12oz

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