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Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

by US Forest Service staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 30 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. “National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, ...

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U.S. Forest Service Urges Hunters to Use Caution

by USFS staff As gun deer hunting season begins, U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding hunters of guidelines designed to make their hunting trips to national forests safe and enjoyable, while sustaining the health of the forests. Flooding from Hurricane Harvey damaged several roads in the Angelina, Sabine and Davy ...

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Kate Barr Ross Park Closed

The City of Huntsville’s Kate Barr Ross Park will be closed for an indefinite period due to staging of hurricane relief efforts. The Texas Army National Guard has been permitted to place vehicles and personnel at the park while additional units are being moved in and out of the area ...

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Lake Conroe to Open for Limited Boat Traffic

Extreme Caution Urged by SJRA staff Beginning today, Lake Conroe will be open for boat traffic, however, boaters are urged to exercise extreme caution due to hazardous debris on the reservoir. All vessels are encouraged to not exceed MINIMUM PLANING SPEED in all areas of the reservoir. For additional information ...

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New 2017-2018 Fishing Regulations

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a suite of changes for the 2017-2018 saltwater and freshwater fishing season this year. All new regulations take effect Friday, Sept. 1, and can be found in the Outdoor Annual. For saltwater fishing, Texas modified harvest regulations for certain offshore species to be in ...

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Bridge, Fishing Piers at Stubblefield Closed

Bridge and fishing piers at Stubblefield recreation area closed in Sam Houston National Forest Due to extreme flooding during Hurricane Harvey, the Forest Service has closed the bridge and fishing piers at Stubblefield recreation area in the Sam Houston National Forest. Forest Service Road 215 from the entrance to Stubblefield ...

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National Forests in Texas: Camping Fees Waived for Harvey Evacuees

The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is waiving fees and making campgrounds available for individuals displaced by the recent flooding in Texas and other states.   Like several areas along the Gulf Coast, many National Forests were impacted by the recent storm. Some of the region’s campgrounds are ...

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Lake Conroe to Remain Closed Through Labor Day Weekend

by SJRA staff Lake Conroe will not be open for recreational boating on Labor Day weekend due to hazardous debris and unsafe conditions on the reservoir; however, vessels will be allowed on the reservoir for the limited purposes of (i) clean up or debris removal or (ii) moving vessels to ...

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Lake Conroe Lake Level and Releases Declining

by SJRA staff The Lake Conroe water level is continuing to slowly decline. The current water level is 203.7 feet above mean sea level (MSL), which is only 2.7’ over the normal pool elevation of 201’ MSL. Most docks and bulkheads will become visible once the lake drops another 0.7 ...

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TRA Increases Water Release at Lake Livingston Dam

by Walker County News Today staff The Trinity River Authority has been steadily increasing the discharge rate at the dam over the past 24 hours.  At 10:00 PM on Saturday, TRA reported a discharge rate of 60,800 cfs (cubic feet per second).  By 1:00 PM on Sunday the rate had increased ...

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