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** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** #13592191 06/12/20 11:01 AM
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Medina Lake Park entry rates increase for Non-Bandera County visitors

https://www.banderaprophet.com/2006...dSUgw5pdBd_RRERFwPcSvDxQWr8hlRhobp9_OJHc

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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Debra Hengst] #13592202 06/12/20 11:19 AM
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$10.00 a head may slow them down a little, but when you have no place else to go they will pay it, maybe not happily. nuts
All the lakes are getting hammered, and not just Medina!


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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Jimbo] #13592210 06/12/20 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo
$10.00 a head may slow them down a little, but when you have no place else to go they will pay it, maybe not happily. nuts
All the lakes are getting hammered, and not just Medina!


You are spot on, and yes the lakes are seeing more traffic than I've ever seen.

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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Debra Hengst] #13598148 06/17/20 02:32 PM
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“I have turned away more people than I had in the park,” Pct. 2 Commissioner Bobby Harris said. “We are being overwhelmed by people from San Antonio, who have been ordered to stay at home and they are not.”

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” he said. “They’re all coming from San Antonio numbers.”

“It’s a Bandera County park… we can ban non-Bandera County residents, but we’re trying to accommodate. We will no longer sell out-of-county annual passes,”


Wasn't the park donated by a San Antonio bass club?


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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Wes H] #13599447 06/18/20 01:37 PM
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“I have turned away more people than I had in the park,” Pct. 2 Commissioner Bobby Harris said. “We are being overwhelmed by people from San Antonio, who have been ordered to stay at home and they are not.”

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” he said. “They’re all coming from San Antonio numbers.”

“It’s a Bandera County park… we can ban non-Bandera County residents, but we’re trying to accommodate. We will no longer sell out-of-county annual passes,”


Wasn't the park donated by a San Antonio bass club?



I've heard that, and it was at one time open with no fee's or gates, and I can't recall who maintained it but I'm guessing the same people who maintained park road 37 as it dead ended in the park. Whether that be the state or the county?
Don't take my word as my memory isn't what it used to be, and I'm too lazy to look it up!
Even in my early youth, Medina wasn't very accessible and the population was pretty much back woods with little access and a lot of gravel roads that weren't very pleasant to drive let alone pull a trailer down it, so any maintenance was more of an after thought by whoever was responsible.
Back then people who lived there and ran businesses welcomed the business as it was seasonal, and mostly weekenders, and were more than glad to see anything that resembled a crowd.
As we used to call them "Beer Joints" where you also bought your bait!


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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Debra Hengst] #13605866 06/23/20 11:39 PM
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I went down there Sat. to check the water level about 5ish pm. Rangers' truck had the entrance blocked. It was looking as if they were turning away boats and peeps. People certainly need to call ahead or have a plan B. I've heard that Lake Calaveras is over run with folks as well right now on the weekends.

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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Jimbo] #13606094 06/24/20 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo
$10.00 a head may slow them down a little, but when you have no place else to go they will pay it, maybe not happily. nuts
All the lakes are getting hammered, and not just Medina!





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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Debra Hengst] #13613112 06/30/20 11:38 AM
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Bandera County Park and boat ramp CLOSED again as of yesterday.

Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Debra Hengst] #13613687 06/30/20 06:29 PM
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Does anyone know about Reds if the launch is still in good shape ? I need to run my boat just got worked on and dont want to go to Canyon..

Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Debra Hengst] #13613820 06/30/20 07:59 PM
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Went to Reds this morning, ramp is open and in good condition.


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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Debra Hengst] #13619471 07/05/20 12:51 PM
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Yes the Bandera County Park is currently closed

Posted a video on my Facebook page as I ventured out for a few hours, but here is a photo of what the Bandera County Park looked like
at 830am on July 4th flag felt so eerie.

The park is due to open on Wednesday July 8th.

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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Debra Hengst] #13620809 07/06/20 03:11 PM
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So how was the fishin?


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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Debra Hengst] #13621393 07/06/20 10:03 PM
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When I went out last week it was slow slow


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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: NoWeighers] #13621676 07/07/20 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by NoWeighers
So how was the fishin?


James typical Medina at this time of the year, the top water bite was on then died around 830

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Re: ** Medina Lake - Bandera County Park ** [Re: Debra Hengst] #13627580 07/12/20 11:50 AM
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** Update on park closure **

Has been extended to July 31st

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