Originally Posted by redhawktx
Just spent a pleasant night at the Birch Creek Somerville Lake State Park in Texas. Nice facilities, friendly rangers. Only request was that I use tree straps. A couple of tame deer wandered by my setup to make sure I was OK. A possum just kind of wandered by. The burn ban is still on.
As it's the closest state park to me, I like to get out there to hang on occasion too. Good folks running the place and you're right, hammock friendly.
Last time I was there I saw the lake. Is it more of a puddle now?
Originally Posted by jasonb986
Got to love all the burn bans in Texas.
I was in several State Parks over the weekend on a recon for a group campout I'm taking some college kids on later this month and found that burn ban issue truly is everywhere and means different things in different parks.
At Inks Lake and Enchanted Rock, the only thing that can burn is a propane stove.
At Colorado Bend, the only thing allowed to burn is the bulb in your electric light. No campfires, candles, alchy stoves, charcoal, white gas or even propane stoves allowed. In addition, propane lanterns were also forbidden.
Some of this is seasonal, but this is historic. At Colorado Bend the ranger stated that in the last 12 months they had only recieved 5" of rain. Far short of their average annual rainfall of 30".