It's official – Squaw Creek Park is now open to the public following a sold-out opening weekend.
Friday morning, June 4, Mitch Lucas, Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant site vice president, cut the ribbon and opened the lake for boat and bank fishing for the first time since the park closed in 2001.
“It's wonderful to see the enthusiasm and the energy here this morning,” said Lucas. “We're glad to be able to reopen the lake to such excitement and look forward to many more weekends just like this one.”
Hundreds of anglers lined up outside the park gates well in advance of the 7 a.m. open time, with the first person in line arriving at midnight and many others shortly thereafter.
“It was pretty exciting,” said Eddie Edwards, who got in line shortly after 5 a.m. “For me, being an avid fisherman, I guess it's kind of like my Christmas Eve, you know?”
And the fishing didn't disappoint. “I threw my line out and about 10 seconds later I got a fish,” shared Christian Ibarra. His younger brother Zachary adding, “You don't have to wait that long to get a bite.”
Echoed Sanetta Hardt, “Having great luck now. It's great, I love it.”
For a firsthand look at all of the opening day action, just click here to view a brief video; a photo gallery featuring pictures from opening day guests is also available here. For information on park rules, regulations, boat reservation and fees, visit the Squaw Creek Park page right here on Luminant.com.