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Old 07-14-2014, 09:29 AM   #29
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You might want to check the current lake level before heading down this way. Central Texas (Lakes, Travis, Marble Falls, JBJ, etc) are 40% full last time I checked. RV parks that were "on" the water may be a mile away right now. I was at Canyon of the Eagles 2 months ago and you couldn't see the water anymore.

Most of the Dallas area was under a stage 3 water restriction when I was up this weekend. Their lakes looked better, at least from the air, but I assume there is some drought pressure. Dallas Lakes are not as nice as the Colorado River chain in central Texas.

I was at Texoma about 6 months ago, marinas were partially sitting on the ground.. That may have changed, so check again.

Lake Austin has a great park - City Park (or Emma Long Park) - it's a constant level lake. It's no reservations, first come first serve. As long as you're there on a week day AM, you'll get a spot.
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srx-6 how long would it take you to drive it from Midland,that's where I'm at
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srx-6 how long would it take you to drive it from Midland,that's where I'm at
About 5 hrs. Thru San Angelo, Brady and, Llano
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You might want to check the current lake level before heading down this way. Central Texas (Lakes, Travis, Marble Falls, JBJ, etc) are 40% full last time I checked. RV parks that were "on" the water may be a mile away right now. I was at Canyon of the Eagles 2 months ago and you couldn't see the water anymore.
Inks Lake, LBJ, and Marble Falls, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake are all full. Their levels never go up or down other than temporarily during flooding or when they intentionally drop the levels for dock maintenance. Lake Buchanan where the Canyon of Eagles is located and Lake Travis are the flood pool lakes and fluctuate drastically. They are used to maintain the levels of the others.

This is the Pedernale Arm of Lake Travis, across the street from me.
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I live in west texas so I know I will have to travel to east or southeast texas to find anything.
What about San Angelo? It's right down the road and Spring Creek Marina & RV Park is on Lake Nasworthy.

I just checked and in May, the lake went from 47% full to 100% full in one weekend. Amazing.
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The Lucas Oil Dragboat race was supposed to be on Lake Nasworthy in June. It got postponed until Sep, with most of us thinking it probably wasn't going to happen. Then San Angelo gets 10" of rain. We could have ran on the original June date, but it was too late to change.
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I think the races are at marvel falls Saturday
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We go to Nasworthy a lot,it's not a bad place
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They are indeed. Fri, Sat, and Sun. My rig has been parked there since Mon.

Marble Falls
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Scotty if my friend Gary Snow is racing this weekend he has several boats I'll get back may hook up with you I'm south of ft worth
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Found a great boon docking site for the race. The creek dumps into the lake at about the 1188' poles on the course. The pits are across the creek and to the right. We will park the rescue boats right in front of me, and stage all of our operations from there. The generators going to get a good workout for the next 96 hours straight.
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You Guy's have come up with some good ones,I need to get out of west Texas more often,I'm missing a lot out there,Me and The DW don't require much,i just like being able to drag my chair down to the water and fish for awhile,maybe swim a little bit and setting back under the awing drinking a few cold one's while the stakes are cooking.
**Emphasis to your post added above** The link below is to a small family owned park on Inks Lake just below Buchanan Dam and the Hwy 29 bridge. As mentioned Inks is a constant level lake and is about 250 miles from Midland so it's an easy drive. Sites are all waterfront with full hookups and 50 amp service. This area seems to be where a vast majority of West Texas folks come to retire. We did!

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Scotty if my friend Gary Snow is racing this weekend he has several boats I'll get back may hook up with you I'm south of ft worth
If you make it to Marble Falls, give me a shout. I will be on the rescue boat near the finish line.
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looks iffy gary is not racing but a great rv park check out Big Cheif on Bucannon
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