Chisholm Trail Park

This is a Hill County Park on the Brazos River below Ham Creek Park.  This is a primitive park with limited facilities.  The costs listed on the gate sign are $5.00 for day use and $10 per day for camping. We did note that these signs were attached over existing signs so costs may vary from these amounts.   Facilities are older.  It appears that the park sometimes has controlled access and that at other times, access is open.  By open access we mean they do not have anyone monitoring the park gates or the facilities.  Fees are paid on an “Honorary” basis at the gate house when it is open access.  There  is a large paved parking area for the boat ramp.

These photos were taken on two different dates, August 22, 2011 and February 4, 2012. The lake level on August 22, 2011 was 522 feet or 13 feet low. The February 4, 2012 photos were taken when the lake level was 527 feet 7 1/2 inches or 5 feet 4 1/2 inches low. As of March 14, 2012 the lake was just a little over normal pool of 533 feet. You can use your judgment to estimate the ramp usefulness at the current time.

 Ramp at 13 feet low or Lake Level of 522 feet:

The boat ramp appears to be the road running into the river.  The road pavement ends quickly (just before the Boat Ramp sign) and then there is sand own to the river.  At the current time Whitney Lake and the Brazos are about 13 feet below normal pool stage.  This is the old normal pool stage.  There is a concrete ramp that begins just about at the river’s edge and extends into the Brazos.  It appears that the ramp can be used for trailered launching, but it is suggested that folks wade out and check it before attempting to use the ramp.  We did not see an indication of a launch fee.

 

  

 

Ramp with the lake at 527 feet 7 1/2 inches or 5 feet 4 1/2 inches low.

We do not have a photo of the ramp area at this level.  We will post a photo when we get one. However, we believe that you launch off the road, as there is not another concrete ramp in the area that we could see.

 

 
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