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Zapata County Ramp Closure #13504895 04/06/20 03:23 PM
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The Zapata County Commissioners decided this AM to close the entire County Park, including the boat ramp, here in Zapata. I know many other places have closed before us..

I have heard of no State Park Closure of launching facilities as of yet..

I am not sure of other ramps like Beacon or Tiger Island, but CC did not address private ramps.

Will advise if/when/as things change..


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Re: Zapata County Ramp Closure [Re: NoWeighers] #13504967 04/06/20 04:00 PM
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I got clarification on edict.. All boat ramps in Zapata County are to be closed..

So if you were planning on fishing Falcon.....

So far no word on State Park ramp.. Working on it..


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Re: Zapata County Ramp Closure [Re: NoWeighers] #13505003 04/06/20 04:17 PM
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I would be highly surprised if a state park closed.

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So lets close a bunch of launches, leave one open, so fishermen can congregate at the 1 open launch.

Closing boat launches is so stupid. About the best place anybody can be right now is on the lake.

Re: Zapata County Ramp Closure [Re: sprigsss] #13505022 04/06/20 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by sprigsss
So lets close a bunch of launches, leave one open, so fishermen can congregate at the 1 open launch.

Closing boat launches is so stupid. About the best place anybody can be right now is on the lake.



Not to mention doesn't even have a legit ramp. Have you launch off a rock point.

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Make sure and make these elected officials famous when it comes time to be re-elected for keeping us safe by closing a boat ramp.



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Re: Zapata County Ramp Closure [Re: NoWeighers] #13505104 04/06/20 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by NoWeighers
I got clarification on edict.. All boat ramps in Zapata County are to be closed..

So if you were planning on fishing Falcon.....

So far no word on State Park ramp.. Working on it.
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James, for the most part State Parks remain open including Falcon State Park. Closed to day use only and you must reserve your day passes online (even if you have a park pass) before your visit, as they are not taking payments on-site.

https://texasstateparks.reserveamer...63740151.1586193018-746098179.1586193018

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Originally Posted by Chris B
Make sure and make these elected officials famous when it comes time to be re-elected for keeping us safe by closing a boat ramp.



Yep.

Re: Zapata County Ramp Closure [Re: Mark Perry] #13505189 04/06/20 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Originally Posted by Chris B
Make sure and make these elected officials famous when it comes time to be re-elected for keeping us safe by closing a boat ramp.



Yep.


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Re: Zapata County Ramp Closure [Re: NoWeighers] #13505212 04/06/20 05:57 PM
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These aren't State Parks but I can tell you that the FCWD closed Walleye Park 3 days ago (largest park by far) and banned camping at any location. The boat ramps remain open. Guessing they have a liability concern around people camping around each other and using the bathroom facilities.


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Re: Zapata County Ramp Closure [Re: NoWeighers] #13505263 04/06/20 06:19 PM
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I hear thru the grapevine, because you can't speak to anyone in charge, or anyone at all at the state park for that matter, that the state park will remain open.

We'll see..


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Re: Zapata County Ramp Closure [Re: NoWeighers] #13505276 04/06/20 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by NoWeighers
I hear thru the grapevine, because you can't speak to anyone in charge, or anyone at all at the state park for that matter, that the state park will remain open.

We'll see..


James below is the link to check for closures

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/parks-map

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Re: Zapata County Ramp Closure [Re: NoWeighers] #13505312 04/06/20 06:40 PM
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Thanks Debra..

I get that they have a site for this purpose.. But would like to know what they are thinking.. They could just as easily say tomorrow that the park is closed..

This area is different, as you all know.. Often on Easter there are two thousand people or more at the state park.

Maybe they intend to leave it open.. But I would like to know for sure so I could give folks a heads up if they were intending to come down.. And I know some folks are/were..

My phone ringer has worn out..


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Originally Posted by Barrett
I would be highly surprised if a state park closed.

Martin Creek state park closed

Re: Zapata County Ramp Closure [Re: NoWeighers] #13505363 04/06/20 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by NoWeighers
Thanks Debra..

I get that they have a site for this purpose.. But would like to know what they are thinking.. They could just as easily say tomorrow that the park is closed..

This area is different, as you all know.. Often on Easter there are two thousand people or more at the state park.

Maybe they intend to leave it open.. But I would like to know for sure so I could give folks a heads up if they were intending to come down.. And I know some folks are/were..

My phone ringer has worn out..


You are so welcome my friend. Yes I totally get what you are referring to and right now all of this is a very fluid situation down to minute by minute. TP&W is keeping that site up to date and or publishing news. We will all be for the better on the other side of this, and the fall will be jam packed with tournaments and events.

BTW all ramps are closed on Medina just so you know for your travels if you are headed north for Easter

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