UPDATED: LCRA Parks to Reopen

Find out which LCRA parks to reopen

UPDATE 5/2/2020: The following LCRA-managed parks are open for day use:

  Altair boat ramp
   Camp Creek Park
   Cedar Point Recreation Area
   Gloster Bend Recreation Area
   Highway 521 River Park
   Hollywood Bottom Park
   Jessica Hollis Park
   Lake Bastrop North Shore Park
   Lake Bastrop South Shore Park
   Matagorda Bay Nature Park (boat ramp only)
   Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area
   Narrows Recreation Area
   Plum Park on the Colorado
   Shaffer Bend Recreation Area
   Turkey Bend Recreation Area

These parks are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with no camping or overnight stays allowed. Boat ramps at these parks are open, but visitor centers and camp stores remain closed.

To limit the spread of COVID-19, all visitors to LCRA-operated parks must wear face coverings while in the parks, and groups are required to be limited to no more than five people. Visitors should practice social distancing at the parks and must maintain at least a 6-foot distance from people not in their parties.


Gov. Greg Abbott spoke in a press conference about Texas being ready to slowly open back up. Regardless on how you feel on the matter, one of the things he spoke to was the reopening of the state parks.

It looks like this has encouraged other park institutions, like the Lower Colorado River Authority, to open back up as well. The following is the post on its website that explains which parks are opening officially:


The following LCRA-managed parks will reopen on Wednesday, April 22, for day use only:

  Altair boat ramp
  Camp Creek Park
  Cedar Point Recreation Area
  Gloster Bend Recreation Area
  Hollywood Bottom Park
  Highway 521 River Park
  Lake Bastrop North Shore Park
  Matagorda Bay Nature Park (boat ramp only)
  Narrows Recreation Area
  Plum Park on the Colorado

mckinney roughs nature park
The Colorado River at McKinney Roughs Nature Park

Beginning April 22, these parks will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with no camping or overnight stays allowed. Boat ramps at these parks will be open, but visitor centers and camp stores will be closed. 

To limit the spread of COVID-19, all visitors must wear face coverings while in the parks, and groups are required to be limited to no more than five people. Visitors should practice social distancing at the parks and must maintain at least a six-foot distance from people not in their parties. 

All other LCRA-managed parks remain closed until further notice. 

Reservations at all LCRA-managed parks have been cancelled through April 30 for a full refund. Contact LCRA Parks overnight/group customer service for more information on the refund process.

Parks operated by third-party vendors determine their own hours. Please call or check the park’s website for any updates on operations before heading out.


Link: Learn more about LCRA parks

So there you go. They’re following the same guidelines instilled with the state parks including face coverings out on the trail and social distancing measures.

The hours of operation seem to be back to normal while other state parks have been limiting hours as they ease back into regular operations. Read more about the Texas state parks here.

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