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Posted 8/16/2013

Release no. 13-090


Contact
Kavanaugh Breazeale
601-631-5052
kavanaugh.breazeale@usace.army.mil

Vicksburg, Mississippi….The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District will close several recreation areas at Arkabutla Lake, Mississippi, for the season after the Labor Day Holiday. Additional closures will be announced in the fall.

8 September

•     Hernando Point Day Use Area Closes

•     South Abutment Day Use Area Closes

Areas will reopen on May 1, 2014 if conditions allow.

1 November

•     Back loop of Hernando Point Campground – camp sites 25-64 closed

•     Left and Middle leg of South Abutment Campground – camp sites 51-81

Camp sites will reopen March 1, 2014.

Three Class A campgrounds are located at the lake at Dub Patton, Hernando Point, and South Abutment Recreation Areas, and primitive campgrounds are also available.

If you have any questions, please contact Ernie Lentz at Arkabutla Lake at 662-301-4561.

Arkabutla Lake is located approximately 30 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee.  Although the primary mission of Arkabutla Lake is flood damage risk reduction, over 1 million individuals visit the 30,000-acre recreational area annually to enjoy the camping, playgrounds, swimming areas, several types of trails, fishing, boat ramps and marinas.  The lake traffic brings approximately $20 million to the local economy and supports approximately 250 jobs. Arkabutla Lake is one of the four lakes in north Mississippi maintained and operated by the Corps’ Vicksburg District. 

 Information on Corps lakes and recreational areas can be found on the Vicksburg District Operations Division’s website.  http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation.aspx