Lake Sam Rayburn Campgrounds Reopening

SOUTHEAST TEXAS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a phased reopening of campgrounds across Texas. In Southeast Texas, the Corp of Engineers oversees campgrounds at Lake Sam Rayburn and Dam B/Town Bluff.

Customers will be able to make reservations beginning at noon on May 8 for May 20 and beyond campground occupancy. Campground reservations and payments must be made in advance at To protect the staff and visitors, all transactions must be made online.

Visitors should also note:
Visitor centers and lake offices remain closed to the public until further notice.
Group shelters, group camping areas, pavilions, sports courts, and playgrounds are not available until further notice.

Restroom facilities are cleaned on a scheduled basis, but cannot be considered as sanitized with respect to COVID-19.

The decision to re-open is specific to each recreation area and is based largely on the safety of our staff and visitors. All visitors should contact the lake project office for specific site openings or view the latest facility status at

"As the weather gets warmer and we move towards peak summer patronage at our recreation facilities, we want to ensure the public that we are cognizant of the current COVID-19 situation and will continue to make the safety of our visitors a top priority," said Col. Kenneth N. Reed, USACE Fort Worth District commander.

Social distancing and other restrictions required by local, state and federal authorities to include the Centers for Disease Control will be in place at these facilities. Current guidance provided by the CDC can be found here: If these restrictions and guidelines are not followed, recreation areas could be forced to close again.

Visitors are encouraged to visit the Fort Worth District webpage for the latest information, or call the local lake office ( for current conditions before traveling to the lake.

A complete list of USACE recreation areas with contact information is available at  You may also visit to determine the status of campgrounds that are on the reservation system.

Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and social media at:


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Hi: 49

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Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 19)

GOOD. Water stained; 55-58 degrees; 3.33 feet low. Fishing remains the same as we head into another cold front. Bass are good on Carolina rigs and crankbaits in the points, ditches and drains. Crappie are good on live minnows, then jigs after the live bite subsides. You will find them in creeks and river channels. Catfish are good in shallow to 15 feet of water, moving towards the creeks. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.

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