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Old 06-29-2021, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default How crazy does Lake Lewisville get during the 4th?

Iím considering taking my family out on the boat at Lake Lewisville to watch the fireworks. How crazy is the boat traffic /boat ramps on the 4th? Anybody have any tips. I like the idea of it, but Iíve seen some crazy stuff out there which makes me a little hesitant.
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Old 06-29-2021, 07:37 PM   #2
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Last I heard lake was closed. Either way he’ll no! Russian rollet with on the water. Ole fashioned here.
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Old 06-29-2021, 07:37 PM   #3
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Normally its a zoo
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Old 06-29-2021, 07:39 PM   #4
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Bout like the rest of the Texas lakes on a holiday weekend.
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Old 06-29-2021, 07:43 PM   #5
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Go to possum kingdom. You do t have to go into the party inside hells gate. Then anchor out bedside the ramp, eat a damming and watch the chaos until it clears up enough to get on your trailer
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Old 06-29-2021, 08:47 PM   #6
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I would never risk my family out on the water when the potential for an BUI event was that high. It just seems that people get beyond crazy nowdays.
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Old 06-29-2021, 09:05 PM   #7
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I went out on the lake many years ago in a nice bass boat. We were barely moving cause there was so much traffic on the lake but there was still some idiot going too fast too close to everyone. We ended up hitting his wake at a bad time when it merged with other wakes. The wave came completely over the boat and nearly sank us. It was the worst 4th of July ever.

Ended up getting home at 1-2 am and I lived in The Colony at the time. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!
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Old 06-29-2021, 09:10 PM   #8
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It’s a lake. On the 4th….
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Old 06-29-2021, 09:19 PM   #9
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Go to Pier 121 and rent a slip for the weekend, It's just under $100 for the weekend, drop the boat in on Friday and take it out on Sunday. We get one for free because we dry dock up on the hill.

FYI they don't shoot the fireworks next to the lake anymore, there at the five star complex now, you can still see them from the lake but it's just not the same.

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Old 06-29-2021, 09:20 PM   #10
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Not a chance.
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Old 06-29-2021, 09:26 PM   #11
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It's post like this, that help me understand the need for warning labels...
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Old 06-30-2021, 12:03 AM   #12
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Nope don't do it.
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Old 06-30-2021, 01:24 AM   #13
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I was on Grapevine a few years ago. Invited by a neighbor, boat in the marina, it'll be fun, yada, yada.

When it was over........

Holy $#@! that was like trying to ride a boat in a washing machine, with 300 of my closest friends. NEVER AGAIN !!
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Old 06-30-2021, 05:51 AM   #14
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It will 100 percent depend on where you go on the lake. It will also depend on where you want to put in at and what cities fireworks displays you want to see. Shoot me a pm and I can help you. I’ve lived on it for the past 15 years.
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Old 06-30-2021, 06:00 AM   #15
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Too many boats and jet skis going too fast and not driving defensively.. Add in some drinking operators, thatís a big no for me.

If you do go, keep the PFDs on all passengers in the boat, not just the kids.
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Old 06-30-2021, 06:09 AM   #16
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pretty much all of them will be chaos around DFW, but Lewisville and Grapevine seem to be even worse...
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Old 06-30-2021, 06:25 AM   #17
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I remember seeing lake lewisville was like 3rd in the state fir boating related deaths at one time in texas
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Old 06-30-2021, 07:31 AM   #18
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Texoma is a no go on any holiday. Hell I think they'll have a blowout for Arbor Day.
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Old 06-30-2021, 07:35 AM   #19
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I would go to a different lake. They are all pretty busy though I would assume for the holiday. Lewisville is a beast though when busy.
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Old 06-30-2021, 08:03 AM   #20
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I was on Ray Hubbard a few years ago on the 4th of July.It wasn't bad when everyone was anchored out,and kicked back..Seemed to me that around 2pm everybody got good,and tanked up.It was a ****show after that.We loaded up about 4pm..Funny thing was,the ones that were really gamey,were just puttin' out!
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Old 06-30-2021, 03:48 PM   #21
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When I flew with CareFlite we made several trips each 4th of July holiday for boat wrecks, drownings, unconscious idiots... you couldnt pay me to get on that lake now for 4th of July (despite the fact that i'm in Colorado now...)
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Old 06-30-2021, 04:15 PM   #22
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Back in the 90s it was the most dangerous lake in Texas. Has that changed? I doubt it.

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Old 06-30-2021, 04:16 PM   #23
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Bout like the rest of the Texas lakes on a holiday weekend.
Not at all. Not even close.

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Old 06-30-2021, 04:26 PM   #24
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No way I would be on it.
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Old 06-30-2021, 04:34 PM   #25
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There are 3 weekends I will not take my boat to any lake.
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day.
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Old 06-30-2021, 06:53 PM   #26
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There are 3 weekends I will not take my boat to any lake.
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day.

And I leave me at home too ! (unless it's private property )
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Old 06-30-2021, 06:56 PM   #27
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Normally its a zoo
Hammer strike square on the head of a nail.
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Old 06-30-2021, 07:13 PM   #28
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I call holidays on the lake…. Amateur Day!
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Old 06-30-2021, 08:41 PM   #29
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I call holidays on the lakeÖ. Amateur Day!
Amen!
God bless whoever invented the bikini .
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Old 06-30-2021, 08:43 PM   #30
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No way in hell a normal weekend is bad enough on that lake freaking horrible!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-30-2021, 08:57 PM   #31
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Ray Hubbard and Lewisville I always heard to stay away from on mem.day and 4th
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Old 06-30-2021, 09:01 PM   #32
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Get a twelve pack of beer & sit at the boat ramp instead. Quality entertainment
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