Cass County Park officially open
It is called “The park with a view.” Cass County Park, a campground located on Wright Patman Lake, is now open after what was a devastating flood. The park was officially open to the public on Nov. 1.
“It was underwater for 6 weeks and if you just look out through the woods you can tell where the water line. It was approximately 10 feet deep right here.” Said Park Manager Aderice Sinyard.
“All of our grills, everything, it was gone. There were several concrete slabs that were washed away, and what didn’t was cracked” Sinyard explained.
Cas County was declared a disaster area due to high rains and flooding damage which occurred as a result of excessive rain, wind, and flooding that occurred in the first part of 2015. This included the area of Cass County Park.
At one point it was uncertain that the park would reopen.
“The friends of the park was a group that worked hard out here and invested a lot of time and money into fundraisers for the park along with funds from the county to reopen.” Said Sinyard.
Normally the park is host to 46 campsites, a fish cleaning station, boat ramp and bathrooms.
“Around 26 sites are open along with the bathrooms, part of the fish cleaning station and boat ramp.” The park manager explained.
“It really is the prettiest park in my opinion. You can see the water from every camp site.” Sinyard said.