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Eyes Open for Memorial Weekend Storms at Lewisville Lake

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    Campgrounds in Hickory Creek packed quickly Friday and remained sold out despite potential storms in the holiday weekend forecast. (Published Saturday, May 28, 2016)

    A rainy forecast doesn’t seem to be enough to ruin the holiday weekend fun for many at area lakes.

    As of Friday, the Hickory Creek Park campground at Lewisville Lake remained sold out, despite storm chances throughout the long weekend.

    "I'll go on to see if anybody canceled, and no cancellations,” said gate attendant Connie Peek as campers started filing in during the Friday morning rain storm.

    Lake Manager Rob Jordan with the Army Corps of Engineers said his park rangers are keeping an eye on Lewisville Lake and Lake Ray Roberts, already releasing water again after the overnight storm sent the lakes into flood stages again.

    Eyes Open for Memorial Weekend Storms at Lewisville Lake

    [DFW] Eyes Open for Memorial Weekend Storms at Lewisville Lake
    A rainy forecast doesn’t seem to be enough to ruin the holiday weekend fun for many at area lakes. As of Friday, the Hickory Creek Park campground at Lewisville Lake remained sold out, despite storm chances throughout the long weekend. (Published Friday, May 27, 2016)

    Jordan said it’s important that boaters, campers and beach-goers remain weather aware through the weekend, especially on the lake where hazards and choppy waters could be present.

    "Make sure that they have the required safety equipment on board and make sure they're wearing a life jacket when they're out there,” said Jordan.

    Several campers at Hickory Creek said they were willing to stick it out for whatever nature brings this weekend, after last year’s flooding kept them out of that park and many others until just the past few weeks.

    "Yeah, they were closed most of the year, so we had to go find other places,” said Wayne VanHoose of Denton.

    At Lewisville Lake, most of the parks are now back open with Hickory Creek and West Lake just opening gates about two weeks ago.

    Park rangers said some areas within parks may remain closed though as repairs from the floods continue.

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