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Posted 10/12/2018

Release no. 18-057

Shirley J. Smith

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received funding from the Federal Lands Transportation Program to repair roads and parking lots at Sardis Lake’s Hurricane Landing Recreation Area.

 The entrance road leading into the area, interior roads, and parking lots have begun to deteriorate with numerous potholes and cracks, which require permanent repair work. Hurricane Landing is a popular spot for fishermen, especially during the spring crappie spawn.

 Construction at Hurricane Landing Recreation Area is to begin the last week in October throughout the winter season.  This area will be closed beginning Oct. 29 and its entrance road will be barricaded at the intersection with county Road 139. The campground at Hurricane Landing has been closed. Construction will impact the area beginning at the intersection of Lafayette County Roads 103 and 108 and will continue along county Road 108 into the Hurricane Landing Recreation Area. Residents along county Roads 139, 1016, and 1017 will also be impacted.

 This work is necessary to improve future access into the recreational area. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For additional information you may contact the Sardis Lake Field Office at (662) 563-4531 or access our website at

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the world's largest public engineering organization and has a firm commitment to preserving and enhancing our natural environment. The Corps is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The primary mission of the Mississippi lakes is to provide flood risk reduction for 4,425 square miles in north Mississippi. With approximately 3.2 million visitors each year, the Mississippi Corps lakes also contribute approximately $82 million into the local economy. For more information visit our website at