TPWD Responds to Report on Denton Greenbelt Obstructions

Thank you for notifying us about your recent experience while visiting the Greenbelt. We appreciate when visitors care enough about the parks to take time out of their own busy schedules to keep us informed. As you know, the Trinity River is dynamic, constantly changing, and full of wildlife. River obstructions are a natural part of those dynamic processes and serve to still water, decrease erosion, allow wildlife crossings, and provide habitat for wildlife in a natural setting. Texas Parks and Wildlife does not alter naturally occurring blockages within this watershed. We understand the challenges this may cause our visitors, but these natural processes are beneficial to the river system and surrounding wildlife. We advise all visitors to exercise caution when venturing into the outdoors.

Thank you again for your time and feedback, and we look forward to your next visit to the Ray Roberts Lake State Park Complex.


Chris True, Park Superintendent

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

NOTE – This leaves me wondering … shouldn’t there be some kind of honest assessment of conditions posted by TPWD at park launch points. What if someone with no experience encounters the same obstructions? And what about a balance between use and natural occurrence? Leave obstructions, but cut passageways through them. Or flush the system periodically? That’s what they do at Possum Kingdom – the Brazos below the PK Dam.

Bad Behavior has blocked 61 access attempts in the last 7 days.