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USACE Vicksburg District announces lake level and seasonal recreation closures at Sardis Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
Published Nov. 16, 2020

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has closed several boat ramps and restroom buildings at Sardis Lake due to seasonal timelines and current lake levels.

Boat ramps at Hurricane Landing, Coontown Crossing, Walker Landing, Cole’s Point, Pat’s Bluff, Wyatt’s Crossing and Clear Creek are currently  closed due to lake levels caused by the recent drawdown. 

Several recreation areas located around Sardis Dam have been closed for the season including: Main Beach, Paradise Point, Cypress Point, and the campgrounds at Elmer’s Hill and Beach Point. The campgrounds at Clear Creek and Hurricane Landing remain open.

For more information or questions about recreation closures at  Sardis Lake, contact the Sardis Lake Field Office at 662-563-4531. 

Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada lakes, the four Mississippi flood control reservoirs in the Vicksburg District’s area of responsibility, were authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1936, which provided a plan designed to address flooding that originated in the Yazoo Basin. The four reservoirs are used to hold runoff, or excess rainwater, as a flood-prevention measure. With approximately 3.2 million visitors each year, the north Mississippi lakes also contribute approximately $82 million into the local economy.

The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.

Anna Owens

Release no. 20-090