VICKSBURG, Miss. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces a reduction in cleaning and mowing services in the Buckhorn and Pikeville recreation areas on Lake Greeson.
These areas are low visitation and access is across privately-owned, unmaintained roads, and it is no longer economically feasible to continue the level of service that has been provided in the past.
Mowing will be reduced to a maximum of three times per year to coincide with Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day. Trash pick-up will be suspended and restrooms will be closed.
Picnic tables will remain in place, and the areas will remain open for camping and public use. Visitors using the areas will be required to remove trash generated during their stay.
In lieu of complete closure, the areas were left open as pack-in and pack-out to provide recreational opportunities on the west side of Lake Greeson.
The areas will be monitored for litter and vandalism and the decision to completely close the areas will be periodically reevaluated based on the findings. Visitors should do their part to keep the areas clean and litter-free.
For more information, contact the Lake Greeson Field Office at 870-285-2151
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.
Release no. 21-081