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Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? #12765288
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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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Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12765344
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There’s some rednecks that have been doing this at texoma over July 4 for years

Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: Notaguide] #12765428
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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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Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12765431
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I could've sworn that one of the Texoma islands is a state park.


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Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12765483
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kayaker groups camp there

Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12765615
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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.

Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12765631
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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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Always gotta be careful of the night island patrol boat

Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: 04champ] #12765697
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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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Re: Legality of Camping on Mid-Lake Islands? [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12765759
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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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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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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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just do it
who cares, or is going to say anything?

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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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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.


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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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