Independence Day: Lake Nasworthy Closed But Twin Buttes Is Open

 

SAN ANGELO, TX – Twin Buttes Reservoir has announced Tuesday that they will remain fully opened throughout the Independence Day Weekend. 

The following statement is from the Twin Buttes Reservoir Land & Water Recreation Facebook Page: 

All,

As expected, we've been receiving a lot of questions concerning access to Twin Buttes over the 4th of July weekend.

As of today (June 30th), our intentions are to keep the site open to all activities, to include boating and camping. Given the fact that TBR does not have any common areas, such as restrooms, we've determined that visiting TBR to recreate with your family remains relatively safe with plenty of room to spread out. Please note, that this could change should we receive directives from the Governor or TPWD executive staff. 

Due to the expected visitor increase, we have planned for additional law enforcement personnel to conduct highly visible patrols throughout the holiday weekend.

We also encourage you to use good judgment and always recommend you follow CDC guidelines to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

As a reminder the following rules are in effect at Twin Buttes and will continue to be enforced by our Game Wardens:

• Limited Public Use Permits are required for each person (17 years of age and older) to access the property. Permits may be purchased anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are sold or may be purchased online here: www.txfgsales.com. Permits are $12 per person and will expire August 31st, 2020.
• Off Highway Vehicle permits are required for all ATVs, UTVs, Off Road Vehicles and Motorcycles. Helmets and protective eyewear must also be worn if applicable. Check OHV Rules for more information: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/… 
• Fireworks are prohibited and appropriate citations will be issued to violators
• Trash receptacles are limited, so please be prepared to pack out what you and your family pack in.  
• As always, we encourage you to leave it cleaner than you found it. Take a few minutes to pick up any trash you see. For those of you with kiddos, this is an opportunity to model community investment. Incremental improvement becomes exponential over time.
• If you witness anyone dumping illegally, please provide us with the most accurate description of people and vehicles (with license plate if possible) involved so we can initiate an investigation. 
• Water Safety - we encourage you to review the following boating safety tips located here:  https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/boa…

Monday the City of San Angelo Announced that parts of Lake Nasworthy would be closed from July 3 until July 13. The shutdown will happen to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Check out the story here:  San Angelo Shuts Down Lake Nasworthy on Independence Day Weekend

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And Monday morning, July 6th there will be photos hitting the news carriers with these same officials whining and crying about all the trash and burned up fireworks (that weren't even supposed to be there).... same old story every year....

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