Overall, the Labor Day weekend was fairly busy.
While North D&D had several camping sites open, Sandy Beach had much fewer empty spaces.
Bug Beach, one of the best kept secrets at Possum Kingdom Lake, was nearly empty.
The parking area at South D&D was nearly full of vehicles and boat trailers as those visiting took advantage of near perfect weather. The temporary ramp at the Public Boat Ramp was nearly full as was the Scenic Cove temporary ramp.
“The Hell’s Gate area was just a little busier than a normal summer weekend,” reported Judi Pierce, Brazos River Authority public information officer.
“From a law enforcement point of view, the BRA Lake Rangers made one boating while intoxicated arrest,” she noted.
In addition, there was one citation for glass container in park; 42 on-water safety checks of which six written warnings were issued; two calls reporting ATVs in the lake bed, but lake rangers were unable to locate the ATVs; and one assist for PK East EMS at Sandy Beach where a 22-year-old male was reported to be unconscious and not breathing.
“The subject was drinking and dehydrated and refused treatment,” Pierce added.
There was one complaint of an airplane flying just above the water surface. The complainant was unable to provide a tail number but the description was of a yellow plane.
There was also one tubing accident Sunday afternoon resulting in two males being transported to Palo Pinto General Hospital by PK East EMS with minor injuries to their legs.


Lastly, there was one boater assist when a boat ran aground at Hog Bend Friday night.
Palo Pinto County Chief Deputy Craig Goen said the jail booked a total of 22 arrestees over the weekend.