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Old 06-02-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Lake Lewisville is an extremely overcrowded lake with lots of careless boaters.
Exactly. The "party cove" where the most recent drowning occurred is notorious for this type of incident. My husband and I call Lake Lewisville "Lake Death" because of this!
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: garland
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The small lakes around Dallas don't offer anywhere to go in a boat so people find other ways to entertain themselves and that seems to involve an excess of alcohol for some reason. Lewisville seems to attract that crowd more than the others.
I'd much rather drive up to Texoma than Lewisville.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: North Dallas via Philly .. and DC
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Can you take boats on Lake Ray Hubbard or Grapevine Lake? I heard that those are nicer lakes than Lake Lewisville. One of my co-workers likes going to Joe Poole and Possum Kingdom.
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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The small lakes around Dallas don't offer anywhere to go in a boat
This makes no sense. The lakes aren't that crowded, and as far as any places to "go", Lewisville has more than most lakes in DFW as it has 2 or 3 lakeside restaurants and several marinas. The Party Cove is where everyone specifically 'goes' to hang out together to have a big boat party. People go to the party cove on Lake Texoma too, same as Lake Lewisville. And Lake Ray Hubbard too. It's the same on all of them.

People essentially tie all their boats together and form a bar or dance club-type atmosphere.

Swimming in a lake even if you are stone cold sober is hard due to currents, and there are no lifeguards. Hence, drownings.
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Can you take boats on Lake Ray Hubbard or Grapevine Lake? I heard that those are nicer lakes than Lake Lewisville. One of my co-workers likes going to Joe Poole and Possum Kingdom.
Yes to both. Hubbard has The Harbor development which has mooring spots in the lake. Unfortunately, the water level is too low to use them right now. Grapevine has several boat ramps that are closed due to low lake levels.
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: garland
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This makes no sense. The lakes aren't that crowded, and as far as any places to "go", Lewisville has more than most lakes in DFW as it has 2 or 3 lakeside restaurants and several marinas. The Party Cove is where everyone specifically 'goes' to hang out together to have a big boat party. People go to the party cove on Lake Texoma too, same as Lake Lewisville. And Lake Ray Hubbard too. It's the same on all of them.

People essentially tie all their boats together and form a bar or dance club-type atmosphere.

Swimming in a lake even if you are stone cold sober is hard due to currents, and there are no lifeguards. Hence, drownings.
Sorry, I'm used to Lake of the Ozarks (over 50,000 acres) so it makes perfect sense to me.
Every lake does have it's place to go for being irresponsible and inconsiderate but it seems Lewisville's is proportionally much larger than most.
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Sorry, I'm used to Lake of the Ozarks (over 50,000 acres) so it makes perfect sense to me.
Every lake does have it's place to go for being irresponsible and inconsiderate but it seems Lewisville's is proportionally much larger than most.
Texoma is over 100,000. It all boils down to Lewisville being the place all the 20 somethings go to party in the summer. Almost every FB post on my news feed about "At the lake!" is someone as Hidden Cove or Party Cove. You give a bunch of 20 somethings lots of alcohol, and something that can do 40+mph with no brakes.....you're just asking for a problem.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:52 AM
 
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We have a wakeboard boat on Ray Hubbard. A lot of the ramps are closed and the lake level is just too low. When it is up and we are able to get out we avoid busy times. We like early morning and late evening to avoid the idiots.

We avoid Lake Lewisville at all costs. We also avoid any areas that have been known as "party coves" for specific reasons. You see handles of alcohol being passed around and chugged like water. People are reckless, drunk, and just irresponsible.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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Sorry, I'm used to Lake of the Ozarks (over 50,000 acres) so it makes perfect sense to me.
Lake Lewisville is 30,000 acres, so only slightly smaller than Lake of the Ozarks on lake terms. Lake of the Ozarks has a party cove too which according to wikipedia can have as many as 3000 boats, it was featured on a tv show that follows 'local' parties called "Art Mann Presents".

It is not located next to a metro area of over 7 million people.
Somebody died on Lake of the Ozarks yesterday after jumping out of a police boat for being busted for boating while intoxicated.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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We have lived here for almost 30 years, and every year Lake Lewisville leads in drownings, just due to stupidity. You go out on a lake, and jump in without a life vest, bad things can happen.
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