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USACE Vicksburg District reopens Hernando Point Campground at Arkabutla Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
Published June 11, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will begin reopening Hernando Point Campground at Arkabutla Lake June 14.

Thirty-five campsites will open to the public June 14, and the remaining sites will open July 1. Campers can reserve campsites now at www.recreation.gov.

Campers should be aware that once the campground reopens, the grounds will be soft from work in the area and recent rainfall. The campground has undergone construction and rehabilitation to remove damaged trees and other debris. The campground was closed in January 2020 after an EF-1 tornado damaged the area.

During the campground’s closure, Arkabutla Lake staff installed new sewer hookups for each campsite.

Hernando Point Campground is in an upland hardwood area with campsites that offer a shoreline view of the lake. The campground is also located beside a day-use area with access to a playground, pavilion, swimming beach, boat ramp and other amenities.

For more information, contact the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at 662-562-6261 or 662-292-1992.

Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada lakes, the four Mississippi flood control reservoirs in the USACE 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 nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.


Jessica Dulaney

Release no. 21-038