Grimes County anglers are being hit with some bad news, but not as bad as it could have been.
The Texas Municipal Power Agency has announced shortened operation hours for the Gibbons Creek Reservoir. Beginning Oct. 1, Gibbons Creek Reservoir will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
In an effort to accommodate Gibbons Creek guests, operational hours have been modified to closely coincide with sunrise and sunset. The Gibbons Creek staff hopes the new extended hours will better serve those wishing to visit a little later in the evening.
RV Campers staying one or more weeks will still be able to enjoy the same conveniences they have in the past such as making reservations by phone, late arrival, and access to Gibbons Creek after normal operating hours.
Gibbons Creek Reservoir is a 2,770-acre reservoir that supplies cooling water to the power plant operated by TMPA, 16 miles east of College Station. Since Gibbons Creek Reservoir opened in 1985, anglers have visited the lake frequently. In 2002, in an effort to make Gibbons Creek family oriented, TMPA added water contact sports, RV and primitive camping, public restrooms with shower facilities and a designated swimming area.
The new operational hours:
Friday – Sunday / Sunrise to Sunset
Monday – Thursday
Day after Thanksgiving
New Year’s Day