UPDATE APRIL 29: Gillespie Lake Superintendent Gary Thornhill said the campground and shower house will not be able to open despite previous announcements. The lake office remains open but the campground, shower house, beach, and pavilions remain closed until further notice.
Gillespie Lake Superintendent Gary Thornhill announced Tuesday morning that the campground and shower house at Gillespie Lake will open as scheduled on May 1 with special permission by Gillespie Mayor John Hicks and the city council however the beach, playground and pavilions will remain closed until further notice.
Thornhill clarified that the shower house will be disinfected twice each day and there will be a limited number of RV spots available to maintain social distancing guidelines and reservations cannot be made for camping with spots filling on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Further Gillespie Lake guidelines include:
- Max of 6 occupants on each campsite
- No large gatherings on campsites
- Store will be limited to 1 person at a time
Failure to follow any of the new rules at Gillespie Lake will result in the campground being closed.
“We understand this is a frustrating time but ask you please give us a little patience as we all are all experiencing the same effects during this pandemic. As the state lifts restrictions, so will we,” Thornhill concluded. “Please follow any guidelines set by the state to reduce the risk of spreading this illness.”