The City of Longview is partnering with Gregg County and area communities to improve access to the Sabine River.
Gregg County received a grant from the Sabine River Authority to study improving access to the river throughout the county. Currently, the only public access points in Gregg County are located at Hwy 271 in Gladewater and Hwy 322/149 in Lakeport. The project is being conducted in coordination with area cities with planning services provided by MHS Planning & Design.
The goal of the project is to identify improved access for both emergency response and recreational use such as paddling and boating. The study will also consider the feasibility of establishing a designated paddling trail in conjunction with the Texas Parks & Wildlife’s paddling trail program.